[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 104 (Friday, May 28, 2004)]
[Pages 30743-30744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12132]



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. 20502(a), the following railroad has 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 Number FRA-2004-17687

    Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Phil Abaray, Chief 
Engineer--Signals, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 1000, Omaha, Nebraska 68179-
    The Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) seeks approval of the 
proposed modification of the traffic control system on the two main 
tracks, between milepost 288.4 and milepost 288.9, near Bald Knob, 
Arkansas, on the Hoxie Subdivision, North Little Rock Area. The 
proposed changes consist of the removal of three intermediate leaving 
signals, northbound signal No. 2884 at milepost 288.4, and southbound 
signals No. 288R and No. 288L at milepost 288.7.
    The reasons given for the proposed changes are that the signals are 
very close to controlled signals and confusing to new engineers running 
trains through the area, and the signals are no longer needed for train 
    Any interested party desiring to protest the granting of an 
application shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which the 
protest is made, and include a concise statement of the interest of the 
party in the proceeding. Additionally, one copy of the protest shall be 
furnished to the applicant at the address listed above.
    All communications concerning this proceeding should be identified 
by the docket number and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT 
Central Docket Management Facility, Room PL-401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Communications received within 
45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by the 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

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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 http://dms.dot.gov.
    FRA wishes to inform all potential commenters that anyone is able 
to search the electronic form of all 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 you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.
    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, DC, on May 19, 2004.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Acting Associate Administrator for Safety.
[FR Doc. 04-12132 Filed 5-27-04; 8:45 am]