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

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-11139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and renewed approval. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On March 14, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Agency Request for Regular Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-11090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this document provides notice that FRA is submitting an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information on railroads' implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems on a quarterly form entitled the Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.165). On June 20, 2016, following the required notice and comment period, including a public meeting with industry stakeholders, OMB approved the Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.165) for a period of 12 months, expiring June 30, 2017. After OMB's initial approval, FRA made three minor modifications to Form FRA F 6180.165, as described below. FRA sought public comment on the proposed revisions during a period of 60 days, ending May 15, 2017. FRA requests regular processing and OMB authorization for 3 years to collect the information on revised Form FRA F 6180.165, as identified below, beginning 30 days after publication of this notice.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-10645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-10644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-10643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
System Safety Program
Document Number: 2017-10519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's requirements until March 21, 2017, and on March 20, 2017, FRA extended the stay to May 22, 2017. This document extends that stay until June 5, 2017.
Survey of Plant and Insular Tourist Railroads Subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-10294
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to supplement a prior notice and request for comments by which FRA requested railroads serving a plant, and moving railroad equipment over bridges within the plant, or the plant itself, to advise FRA by email or telephone if there are railroad bridges within the plant potentially subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards. FRA also requested insular tourist railroads with tracks supported by one or more bridges to advise FRA of the existence of their bridges by email or telephone. This notice provides the email address railroads should use and extends the date to submit comments in response to the prior notice.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-10247
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-10246
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-09262
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08958
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fifty-seventh meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) that develops recommendations on railroad safety regulations and other railroad safety issues through a consensus process. This meeting has been rescheduled from January 26, 2017, the previously announced date. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, as well as a status report from the Engineering Task Force. In addition, FRA will present to the Committee the consensus recommendations from the Hazardous Materials Working Group's retrospective review of certain portions of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, with the intent of moving for a Committee vote to approve the same. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks.
Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees
Document Number: 2017-08944
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document delays the implementation dates in the final rule published November 7, 2014, because model training program developers alerted FRA they will not be able to timely produce model programs that an estimated 1,459 railroads and contractors are expected to use to comply with the rule's program submission requirements.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08792
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
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 activities listed below. Before submitting these information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation