Federal Railroad Administration June 2, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Categorical Exclusion Survey Review
Document Number: 2016-12884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this notice, FRA is providing the public a review of FRA's survey of categorical exclusions (CEs) used in railroad transportation projects since 2005. FRA is soliciting public comment on the review of the CE survey, two new categories of activities that may be appropriate for categorical exclusion, and any other new categories of activities for FRA consideration as CEs.
Notice and Request for Comment on Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Rail Projects
Document Number: 2016-12883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 11313(b) of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015), requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to ``enhance the usefulness of assessments of benefits and costs for intercity passenger rail and freight rail projects.'' As directed by Section 11313, FRA is issuing benefit-cost analysis (BCA) guidance (BCA Guidance) to fulfill these requirements and is requesting comments on the BCA Guidance. The BCA Guidance is available at https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0940.