Petition for Waiver of Compliance

CourtFederal Railroad Administration,Transportation Department
Citation86 FR 70581
Publication Date10 December 2021
Record Number2021-26721
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2000–7006, FMCSA–2000–7918,
FMCSA–2001–9561, FMCSA–2001–
10578, FMCSA–2002–12844, FMCSA–
2002–13411, FMCSA–2003–14223,
FMCSA–2003–14504, FMCSA–2004–
17195, FMCSA–2005–20560, FMCSA–
2005–21254, FMCSA–2005–21711,
FMCSA–2006–26066, FMCSA–2007–
25246, FMCSA–2007–27333, FMCSA–
2007–27897, FMCSA–2007–29019,
FMCSA–2008–0106, FMCSA–2008–
0266, FMCSA–2009–0154, FMCSA–
2009–0206, FMCSA–2010–0161,
FMCSA–2010–0287, FMCSA–2010–
0354, FMCSA–2010–0372, FMCSA–
2010–0385, FMCSA–2011–0057,
FMCSA–2011–0092, FMCSA–2011–
0124, FMCSA–2011–0140, FMCSA–
2011–0141, FMCSA–2011–0142,
FMCSA–2011–0189, FMCSA–2012–
0040, FMCSA–2012–0161, FMCSA–
2012–0337, FMCSA–2012–0338,
FMCSA–2013–0021, FMCSA–2013–
0022, FMCSA–2013–0025, FMCSA–
2013–0027, FMCSA–2013–0028,
FMCSA–2013–0029, FMCSA–2013–
0030, FMCSA–2013–0165, FMCSA–
2014–0005, FMCSA–2014–0010,
FMCSA–2014–0298, FMCSA–2014–
0300, FMCSA–2014–0301, FMCSA–
2014–0302, FMCSA–2014–0304,
FMCSA–2014–0305, FMCSA–2015–
0048, FMCSA–2015–0049, FMCSA–
2015–0052, FMCSA–2015–0055,
FMCSA–2015–0056, FMCSA–2015–
0071, FMCSA–2015–0347, FMCSA–
2016–0025, FMCSA–2016–0030,
FMCSA–2016–0210, FMCSA–2016–
0212, FMCSA–2016–0213, FMCSA–
2017–0016, FMCSA–2017–0017,
FMCSA–2017–0018, FMCSA–2017–
0019, FMCSA–2017–0020, FMCSA–
2017–0022, FMCSA–2017–0023,
FMCSA–2018–0010, FMCSA–2018–
0013, FMCSA–2018–0015, FMCSA–
2018–0018, FMCSA–2018–0207,
FMCSA–2018–0209, FMCSA–2019–
0005, FMCSA–2019–0006, FMCSA–
2019–0008, FMCSA–2019–0009,
FMCSA–2019–0014, and FMCSA–2019–
0015. Their exemptions were applicable
as of December 3, 2021 and will expire
on December 3, 2023.
As of December 5, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following individual has
satisfied the renewal conditions for
obtaining an exemption from the vision
requirement in the FMCSRs for
interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 64169, 76
FR 75943, 78 FR 65032, 80 FR 67481,
83 FR 2306, 85 FR 4764):
Kevin G. Clem (SD)
The driver was included in docket
number FMCSA–2011–16690. The
exemption was applicable as of
December 5, 2021 and will expire on
December 5, 2023.
As of December 6, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following four individuals
have satisfied the renewal conditions for
obtaining an exemption from the vision
requirement in the FMCSRs for
interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353, 70
FR 72689, 72 FR 62897, 74 FR 60021,
76 FR 70210, 78 FR 66099, 80 FR 67481,
83 FR 2306, 85 FR 4764):
Thomas C. Meadows (NC)
David A. Morris (TX)
Richard P. Stanley (MA)
Scott A. Tetter (IL)
The drivers were included in docket
number FMCSA–2005–22194. Their
exemptions were applicable as of
December 6, 2021 and will expire on
December 6, 2023.
As of December 15, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following two individuals
have satisfied the renewal conditions for
obtaining an exemption from the vision
requirement in the FMCSRs for
interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 70060, 81
FR 16265, 83 FR 2306, 85 FR 4764):
Kelly K. Kremer (OR); and
Alton R. Young (MS)
The drivers were included in docket
number FMCSA–2015–0072. Their
exemptions are applicable as of
December 15, 2021 and will expire on
December 15, 2023.
As of December 17, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following individual has
satisfied the renewal conditions for
obtaining an exemption from the vision
requirement in the FMCSRs for
interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 62935, 78
FR 76395, 80 FR 67481, 83 FR 2306, 85
FR 4764):
Henry D. Smith (NC)
The driver was included in docket
number FMCSA–2013–0166. The
exemption is applicable as of December
17, 2021 and will expire on December
17, 2023.
As of December 24, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following three
individuals have satisfied the renewal
conditions for obtaining an exemption
from the vision requirement in the
FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78
FR 63302, 78 FR 64274, 78 FR 77778,
78 FR 77780, 80 FR 67481, 83 FR 2306,
85 FR 4764):
Thomas G. Gholston (MS);
Chad A. Miller (IA); and
Janusz K. Wis (IL)
The drivers were included in docket
numbers FMCSA–2013–0168 and
FMCSA–2013–0169. Their exemptions
are applicable as of December 24, 2021
and will expire on December 24, 2023.
As of December 27, 2021, and in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b), the following five individuals
have satisfied the renewal conditions for
obtaining an exemption from the vision
requirement in the FMCSRs for
interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 27027, 64
FR 51568, 66 FR 53826, 66 FR 63289,
66 FR 66966, 67 FR 10471, 67 FR 19798,
68 FR 64944, 68 FR 69434, 69 FR 19611,
70 FR 53412, 70 FR 57353, 70 FR 67776,
70 FR 72689, 70 FR 74102, 74 FR 60021,
76 FR 75942, 78 FR 67452, 80 FR 67481,
83 FR 2306, 85 FR 4764):
Elmer E. Gockley (PA)
Randall B. Laminack (TX)
Robert W. Lantis (MT)
Eldon Miles (IN)
DeWayne Washington (NC)
The drivers were included in docket
numbers FMCSA–1999–5578, FMCSA–
2001–10578, FMCSA–2002–11426, and
FMCSA–2005–22194. Their exemptions
are applicable as of December 27, 2021
and will expire on December 27, 2023.
In accordance with 49 U.S.C.
31315(b), each exemption will be valid
for 2 years from the effective date unless
revoked earlier by FMCSA. The
exemption will be revoked if the
following occurs: (1) The person fails to
comply with the terms and conditions
of the exemption; (2) the exemption has
resulted in a lower level of safety than
was maintained prior to being granted;
or (3) continuation of the exemption
would not be consistent with the goals
and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and
31315(b).
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2021–26797 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
[Docket Number FRA–2021–0102]
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Under part 211 of title 49 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR), this
document provides the public notice
that on October 11, 2021, the Golden
Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM)
petitioned the Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) for a waiver of
compliance from certain provisions of
the Federal railroad safety regulations
contained at 49 CFR 230.17, One
thousand four hundred seventy-two
(1472) service day inspection. FRA
assigned the petition Docket Number
FRA–2021–0102.
For locomotive #2472, GGRM requests
to extend the period in which the 1472
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service day inspection must be
completed for one year until June 1,
2023. GGRM states that the annual
inspection of #2472 was completed, but
the extension would allow GGRM to
recover from schedule delays and
revenue losses caused by the COVID–19
pandemic.
A copy of the petition, as well as any
written communications concerning the
petition, is available for review online at
www.regulations.gov.
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 party desires
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 www.regulations.gov.
Follow the online instructions for
submitting comments.
Communications received by January
24, 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
www.regulations.gov, as described in
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–
14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at
https://www.transportation.gov/privacy.
See also https://www.regulations.gov/
privacy-notice for the privacy notice of
regulations.gov.
Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety,
Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021–26721 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910–06–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
[Docket No. FRA–2021–0082]
Notice of Availability of a Final General
Conformity Determination for the
California High-Speed Rail System,
Burbank to Los Angeles Section
AGENCY
: Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA), U.S. Department
of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: FRA is issuing this notice to
advise the public that it is issuing a
Final General Conformity Determination
(FCD) for the Burbank to Los Angeles
Section of the California High-Speed
Rail (HSR) System.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Andre
´a Martin, Senior Environmental
Protection Specialist, Office of Railroad
Policy and Development (RPD),
telephone: (202) 493–6201, email:
Andrea.Martin@dot.gov; or Marlys
Osterhues, Chief, Environment and
Project Engineering, RPD, telephone:
(202) 493–0413, email:
Marlys.Osterhues@dot.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Pursuant
to 23 U.S.C. 327 (Section 327), the
California High-Speed Rail Authority
(CHSRA or Authority) has assumed
FRA’s environmental review
responsibilities under the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). However, under
Section 327, FRA remains responsible
for compliance with the Clean Air Act
General Conformity requirements. In
compliance with NEPA and the
California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA), the Authority published a Final
Environmental Impact Record/Final
Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/
EIS) for the Burbank to Los Angeles
Section of the California High-Speed
Rail (HSR) System on November 5,
2021. The Final EIR/EIS is available at
https://hsr.ca.gov/programs/
environmental-planning/project-section-
environmental-documents-tier-2/
burbank-to-los-angeles-project-section-
draft-environmental-impact-report-
environmental-impact-statement/.
FRA prepared a Draft General
Conformity Determination, pursuant to
40 CFR part 93, subpart B, which
establishes the process for complying
with the General Conformity
requirements of the Clean Air Act. FRA
published a notice in the Federal
Register on September 20, 2021
advising the public of the availability of
the Draft Conformity Determination for
a 30-day review and comment period.
The Draft Conformity Determination
was published at http://
www.regulations.gov, Docket No. FRA–
2021–0082. The comment period of the
Draft Conformity Determination closed
on October 20, 2021. FRA received one
comment expressing support for the
project and Draft General Conformity
Determination.
FRA prepared the Final General
Conformity Determination pursuant to
40 CFR part 93, subpart B, and based on
the Authority’s coordination with the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), the California Air Resources
Board (CARB), and the South Coast Air
Quality Management District
(SCAQMD). The analysis found that
construction period emissions would
exceed the General Conformity de
minimis threshold for Nitrogen Oxides
(NO
X
). However, operation of the
Project would result in an overall
reduction of regional emissions of all
applicable air pollutants and would not
cause a localized exceedance of an air
quality standard. Consistent with the
General Conformity Rule, the Authority
will ensure all remaining emissions that
exceed the de minimis thresholds, after
implementation of the impact avoidance
and minimization features and onsite
mitigation measures, will be offset
through an agreement with SCAQMD.
The Authority and SCAQMD will enter
into an agreement after receipt of
construction funding but prior to the
start of construction. Based on this
commitment, FRA determined the
Project will conform to the requirements
in the approved State Implementation
Plan.
The Final General Conformity
Determination is available at http://
www.regulations.gov, Docket No. FRA–
2021–0082, and FRA’s website at
https://railroads.dot.gov/environment/
environmental-reviews/clean-air-act-
california-general-conformity-
determinations.
Issued in Washington, DC,
Jamie P. Rennert,
Director, Office of Infrastructure Investment.
[FR Doc. 2021–26709 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910–06–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the
Federal-State Partnership for State of
Good Repair Program
AGENCY
: Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA), Department of
Transportation (DOT).
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