[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 23, 1998)]
[Page 71185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-33899]



Federal Railroad Administration

Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or 
Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief From the 
Requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236

    Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 
49 U.S.C. App. 26, the following railroads have petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance 
or modification of the signal system or relief from the requirements of 
49 CFR Part 236 as detailed below.
    Docket No. FRA-1998-4628.
    Applicant: Central Kansas Railway, L.L.C., Mr. L. R. Mitchell, 
Superintendent, 1825 West Harry Street, Wichita, Kansas 67213.
    The Central Kansas Railway, L.L.C. seeks approval of the proposed 
discontinuance and removal of the automatic interlocking signal system, 
on the single main track, Hoisington Subdivision, at Scott City, 
Kansas, milepost 681.8, associated with the installation of two 
connecting tracks, one north and one south of the Hoisington main 
track, which will enable eastward or westward train movements from the 
crossing at grade.
    The reasons given for the proposed changes is that the pole line 
affecting the interlocking was severely damaged during an ice storm in 
March 1998, and only one train movement is operated over the 
interlocking daily.
    Any interested party desiring to protest the granting of an 
application shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which the 
protest is made and contain a concise statement of the interest of the 
Protestant in the proceeding. The original and two copies of the 
protest shall be filed with the Associate Administrator for Safety, 
FRA, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Mail Stop 25, Washington, D.C. 20590 
within 45 calendar days of the date of publication of this notice. 
Additionally, one copy of the protest shall be furnished to the 
applicant at the address listed above.
    FRA expects to be able to determine these matters without an oral 
hearing. However, if a specific request for an oral hearing is 
accompanied by a showing that the party is unable to adequately present 
his or her position by written statements, an application may be set 
for public hearing.

    Issued in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 1998.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
[FR Doc. 98-33899 Filed 12-22-98; 8:45 am]