Federal Railroad Administration February 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2016-04293
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is amending its regulations to address changes in deadlines for positive train control (PTC) system implementation required by the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015. FRA is also making conforming amendments and removing portions of its PTC regulations that are no longer applicable.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03754
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requests (ICRs) for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03441
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA is republishing its February 12, 2016, Notice, see 81 FR 7628, to include two accompanying documents that were not included with that Notice. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below seven days after publication of this Notice for a period of 180 days.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below seven days after publication of this Notice for a period of 180 days.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-02776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Safety Glazing Standards
Document Number: 2016-02524
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, FRA is revising and clarifying existing regulations related to the use of glazing materials in the windows of locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses. This final rule reduces paperwork and other economic burdens on the rail industry by removing a stenciling requirement for locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses that are required to be equipped with glazing. This final rule also clarifies the application of the regulations to older equipment and to the end locations of all equipment to provide more certainty to the rail industry and more narrowly address FRA's safety concerns. In addition, this final rule clarifies the definition of passenger car, updates the rule by removing certain compliance dates that are no longer necessary, and, in response to comments on the proposed rule, modifies the application of the regulations to passenger cars and cabooses in a railroad's fleet that are used only for private transportation purposes and to older locomotives used in incidental freight service.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2016-01969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2016-01968
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-01966
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation