Petition for Expansion of Waiver of Compliance

CourtFederal Railroad Administration
Record Number2022-03288
Published date16 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2022)]
                [Pages 8921-8922]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03288]
                Federal Railroad Administration
                [Docket Number FRA-2007-28454]
                Petition for Expansion of Waiver of Compliance
                 Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this
                document provides the public notice that on January 29, 2022, Union
                Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad
                Administration (FRA) for an expansion of a waiver of compliance from
                certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained
                at 49 CFR part 232 (Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other
                Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-Of-Train Devices). The relevant
                FRA Docket Number is FRA-2007-28454.
                 UPRR's existing waiver in this docket provides conditional relief
                from the requirements for performing the single car air brake test
                (SCABT) as prescribed in 49 CFR 232.305(b)(2), Single car air brake
                tests. The relief allows UPRR to replace non-FRA condemnable wheelsets
                on railcars as part of an in-train wheelset replacement program at
                North Platte, Nebraska, and Roseville, California, without the need to
                also perform the SCABT as required, if the car has not received a SCABT
                within the previous 12 months.
                 In this petition, UPRR requests to expand the scope of relief for
                in-train wheel replacement beyond the two current facilities to also
                include the South Morrill, Nebraska, facility. UPRR states that the
                original waiver and subsequent extensions have had no adverse effect on
                safety, and that UPRR has operated under the guidelines set forth in
                the waiver.
                 A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications
                concerning the petition, is available for review online at
                 Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings
                by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate
                scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since
                the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties
                desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they
                should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and
                specify the basis for their request.
                 All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the
                appropriate docket number and may be submitted at
                Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
                 Communications received by April 4, 2022 will be considered by FRA
                before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be
                considered if practicable.
                 Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications
                and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the
                individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if
                submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.).
                Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
                solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT
                posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information
                the commenter provides, to, as described in the
                system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at
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                 Issued in Washington, DC.
                John Karl Alexy,
                Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2022-03288 Filed 2-15-22; 8:45 am]
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