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Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-15604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-15603
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2021-15575
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by FRA and FTA regarding the Hudson Tunnel Project (Project). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-14538
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-14535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13787
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Petition for Approval: Alaska Railroad Corporation Approval Extension
Document Number: 2021-13447
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice of conditional approval to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in response to its August 29, 2020, petition to extend FRA's approval authorizing ARRC's transport of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by rail in cryogenic portable tanks (T75, UN cryogenic portable tanks or cryogenic ISO tanks).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-12570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On March 15, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-12294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that three host railroads recently submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-11964
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-11962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Waiver to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) To Purchase Up to 615 Workstation Tables
Document Number: 2021-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it intends to grant Caltrans' and IDOT's request for a waiver from FRA's Buy America requirement, so that Siemens USA, the design, manufacturing, and delivery contractor, may purchase and install up to 615 non-domestic workstation tables that comply with certain design and safety standards for their single-level passenger railcars replacement project. Meeting these standards is required under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), and FRA's grant agreement with Caltrans and IDOT.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-11125
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that, during March, April, and early May of 2021, nineteen host railroads submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2021-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-10726
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-10725
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On February 18, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Draft General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Train System Bakersfield to Palmdale Section
Document Number: 2021-10110
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a draft General Conformity Determination for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System is available for public and agency review and comment.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-10052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-10051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2021-08224
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2021 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule amends the Federal Aviation Administration regulations to set forth the new civil penalties established in Division V, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The rule also corrects a rounding error in an FAA penalty.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08737
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08735
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08734
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08386
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08385
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-08384
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; California High-Speed Rail Authority Audit Report
Document Number: 2021-08228
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (STPD Program), often referred to as the ``NEPA Assignment Program,'' allows a State to assume FRA's responsibilities for Federal environmental review, consultation, and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other Federal environmental laws, for railroad projects. When a State assumes these responsibilities, it carries out the assigned environmental review process, in lieu of FRA. The STPD Program requires annual audits for the first four years of the State's lead role in the program to ensure compliance with program requirements. This notice requests comments on FRA's first audit report of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) under the STPD Program.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-08181
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On December 18, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-08180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On December 30, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-07654
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-07653
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-07473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-07472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-06951
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-06950
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-06949
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2021-06948
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Public Meeting on Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Process
Document Number: 2021-06643
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites interested persons to participate in a public meeting to discuss recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of FRA's Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC). The RSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides a forum for collaborative problem solving of critical safety issues and, as appropriate, develops recommendations for railroad safety regulations through a consensus process.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-05375
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-05374
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-05373
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-05309
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
Document Number: 2021-04233
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is issuing this emergency order (E.O.) to require compliance with the mask requirements of the Order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs. This E.O. also implements Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, issued on January 21, 2021, requiring masks to be worn in or on airports, commercial aircraft, and various modes of surface transportation, including trains. Specifically, this E.O. addresses requirements for face mask use with respect to all freight rail operations and portions of each passenger rail operation under FRA's safety jurisdiction.
State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans; Correction
Document Number: 2021-03229
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 14, 2020, FRA published a final rule amending FRA's grade crossing safety standards. In preparing the final rule for publication, an error was made that resulted in a cross-reference to the wrong paragraph. FRA is correcting that inadvertent error.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-03488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-03487
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-03486
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation