[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 68884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27860]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0060]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document 
dated June 18, 2012, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) 
has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver 
of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety 
regulations related to periodic brake equipment maintenance found in 49 
CFR 238.309(b)(2), which requires brake equipment maintenance at the 
1104-day interval.
    PATH is asking for an extension of 6 months to complete these 
processes for all equipment overhauls. PATH states that the material 
and inventory necessary to complete the required maintenance will not 
be available from the vendor (WABTEC) in sufficient time for 
completion. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2012-0060.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations 
Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal Holidays.
    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, 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 by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: http://www.regulations.gov/ gov/. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590.
     Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by December 31, 2012 will be considered by 
FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date 
will be considered as far as practicable.
    Anyone is able to 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 comment, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 
19477-78), or online at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2012.
Brenda Moscoso,
Director, Office of Safety Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2012-27860 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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