Federal Railroad Administration May 17, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold
Document Number: 2019-10267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is updating the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT) for purposes of FRA's regulation on the Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. 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 eighth update to the NSRT and it is decreasing from 14,723 to 13,811.
Revision of Method for Calculating Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents
Document Number: 2019-09980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under FRA's accident/incident reporting regulation, railroads are required to report to FRA all rail equipment accidents/incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) applicable to that calendar year. FRA proposes to amend this regulation to modify the way it calculates periodic adjustments to the reporting threshold.