Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration December 13, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Announcement of the Department of Transportation's Decision on Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Braking
Document Number: 2017-26546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this document, the Department of Transportation is announcing that after careful review, and as mandated by Section 7311 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Department of Transportation has reviewed the final updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and determined that the HM-251 Final Rule's electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake requirements are not economically justified. As the expected benefits do not exceed the expected costs, PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will initiate a rulemaking to rescind the necessary regulatory provisions.
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