[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
[Page 31429]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12785]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0046]

Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or 
Modification of a Railroad Signal System

    In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice 
that by a document dated February 23, 2012, the Elgin, Joliet and 
Eastern Railway (EJ&E) has petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or 
modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket 
Number FRA-2012-0046.
    Applicant: Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company, Mr. Thomas W. 
Hilliard, Senior Manager S&C Construction, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, 
Homewood, Illinois 60430.
    EJ&E seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance of an automatic 
block signal (ABS) system and a traffic control signal (TCS) system on 
the Lakefront Subdivision in Gary, IN. The discontinuance consists of 
the removal of the ABS from Milepost (MP) 9.8 (approach to Michigan 
Avenue) to MP 11.1 (Stockton 1); the removal of the TCS from MP 11.1 
(Stockton 1) to MP 12.2 (Kirk Yard Junction), including removal of the 
Stockton 1 control point; and the removal of the TCS on the Stockton 
Lead at MP 12.2 to Kirk Yard Junction and Clark Road Lead at MP 11.9.
    The reason given for the proposed changes is that, due to the lack 
of traffic on the Lakefront Line, the cost of maintenance on the signal 
systems is no longer feasible.
    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 
     Web site: http://www.regulations.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 
     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 July 9, 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 May 21, 2012.
Ron Hynes,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative 
[FR Doc. 2012-12785 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]