Federal Railroad Administration April 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold
Document Number: 2017-08337
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, FRA is updating the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT). This action is needed to ensure the public has the proper permissible risk threshold to evaluate risk resulting from prohibiting routine locomotive horn sounding at highway-rail grade crossings located in quiet zones. This is the seventh update to the NSRT and it is increasing from 14,347 to 14,723.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request: Cab Technology Integration Lab (CTIL) Head-up Display Survey
Document Number: 2017-08159
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the new 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 November 2, 2016, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08104
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces FRA is forwarding for renewal 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 21, 2016, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed information collection activity below. Before submitting this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law, Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order, or the Hazardous Material Transportation Laws or Regulations, Orders, Special Permits, and Approvals Issued Under Those Laws
Document Number: 2017-07467
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 1, 2016, FRA published two interim final rules to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. FRA received no comments in response to the interim final rules. This document confirms the July 1, 2016, interim final rules will not be changed and the effective date is August 1, 2016.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
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 activity listed below. Before submitting this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activity identified in this notice.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-07019
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-07018
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-07017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-07016
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-07015
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-07014
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-07013
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-07012
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law, Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order, or the Hazardous Material Transportation Laws or Regulations, Orders, Special Permits, and Approvals Issued Under Those Laws
Document Number: 2017-06220
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
To comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, FRA is adjusting the minimum, maximum, and aggravated maximum penalties it will apply when assessing a civil penalty for a violation of a railroad safety statute, regulation, or order under its authority. FRA is also adjusting the minimum penalty, ordinary maximum penalty, and aggravated maximum penalty that it will apply when assessing a civil monetary penalty for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation laws or a regulation, special permit, order, or approval issued under those laws. The aggravated maximum penalty under the hazardous material transportation laws is available only for a violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property.