February 22, 2021: Petition for Waiver of Compliance

Sandersville Railroad Company (SAN) has petition FRA for a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 237.31, Adoption of bridge Management programs. SAN is seeking to continue using a scale inspector rather than a railroad bridge inspector for its annual bridge inspections.
SAN claims the scale was designed to meet American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Association of American Railroads, and Cooper E–80 design specifications. Furthermore, the current method has been in place for twenty years and SAN feels this method provides a more knowledgeable and less costly inspection than would be required by 49 CFR part 237.
Interested parties may submit comments on the petition until April 8, 2021. All comments must include the docket number.

Docket Number FRA–2021–0024