[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2002)]
[Pages 764-765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-309]



Federal Railroad Administration

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain 
requirements of its safety

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standards. The individual petition is described below, including the 
party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of 
the relief being requested, and the petitioner's arguments in favor of 

Ohio Central Railroad

[Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-2000-7351]

    The Ohio Central Railroad owns and operates a caboose, number OHCR 
556, which was built in 1976. This caboose is not used in regular 
service, but only on a limited basis in work train service. The car 
operates on the Ohio Central Railroad, which is a Class III railroad, 
operating a single track, unsignaled, line between South Zanesville and 
New Lexington, Ohio, a distance of 25 miles, with a branch to Glass 
Rock, Ohio, a distance of approximately 8 miles. The railroad operates 
in mainly a rural area, with South Zanesville being the largest 
population center. The petitioner reported that there were no records 
of vandalism or stoning of moving trains since they began operation in 
1986. The OHCR requests relief from the requirements of Title 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) 223.13 Requirements for existing cabooses 
due to the infrequent use of the caboose, the planned usage for work 
train service, and the cost of installing compliant glazing.
    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 (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-
2000-7351) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Central 
Docket Management Facility, Room P1-401 (Plaza Level), 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications received within 45 
days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final 
action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered 
as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these 
proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours 
(9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public 
docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at 
the docket facility's Web site at 

    Issued in Washington, DC on January 2, 2002.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
[FR Doc. 02-309 Filed 1-4-02; 8:45 am]