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Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Re-Establishment
Document Number: 2018-20312
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the re- establishment of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) via a new charter. RSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Administrator of FRA on matters relating to railroad safety. This charter will be effective for 2 years from the date it is filed with Congress.
Port Authority Trans-Hudson's Request for Positive Train Control Safety Plan Approval and System Certification
Document Number: 2018-20302
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) submitted to FRA its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP), Revision 4.0, dated August 21, 2018, on FRA's Secure Information Repository (SIR) site on August 23, 2018. PATH asks FRA to approve its PTCSP and issue a Positive Train Control System Certification for PATH's Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-20204
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping; Correction
Document Number: 2018-20150
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 29, 2018, FRA published a final rule to reduce the paperwork burden associated with compliance with Federal hours of service laws and regulations. In preparing that final rule for publication, a technical error was made as described in the Supplementary Information. FRA is correcting this minor error so that the final rule clearly conforms to FRA's intent.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-20134
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-20052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this 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: 2018-19918
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Positive Train Control Systems Grants Under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program
Document Number: 2018-19740
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This NOFO details the application procedures and requirements to obtain remaining grant funding for eligible positive train control (PTC) system projects of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program as provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, (2018 Appropriation). The funding in this NOFO remains from the 2018 Appropriation after DOT selected applications submitted in response to an initial NOFO for PTC systems deployment published on May 18, 2018. The opportunity described in this notice is made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-19106
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-19105
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-19104
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17284
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
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 Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and their expected burden. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2018-18639
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule is part of FRA's broader initiative to reduce the paperwork burden of its regulations while still supporting compliance with the Federal hours of service laws and regulations. Current regulations require employees covered by those laws or regulations (covered service employees) to create and retain hours of service records by hand (a paper system) or ``certify'' the record using a compliant computerized system (an electronic system) with program logic. Cognizant of the burden placed on small operations, FRA provides a simplified method of computerized recordkeeping (an automated system)in which employees apply their electronic signatures to automated records stored in a railroad computer system without the complexity and functionality of an electronic systemfor eligible smaller railroads (and contractors and subcontractors providing covered service employees to such railroads). This rule does not require the use of automated recordkeeping, but, when implemented by the small operations for which it is tailored, it will decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-18499
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-18496
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-18494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Approval
Document Number: 2018-17890
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-17516
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the renewal 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 April 26, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Approved Agency Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2018-16881
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces that OMB approved the information collection requests (ICRs) identified below for 3 years.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16880
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
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 Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and their expected burden. On May 10, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-16755
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16403
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
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 Requests (ICRs) abstracted below. Before submitting these ICRs 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: 2018-16212
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Addressing Electrode-Induced Rail Pitting From Pressure Electric Welding
Document Number: 2018-16022
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2018-01 to remind railroads, contractors, and the rail welding industry of the potential for electrode-induced rail pitting and fatigue cracking during the pressure electric rail welding process.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-15795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
Document Number: 2018-15412
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant \1\ funding for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. CRISI Program funding under this notice is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, (2018 Appropriation). Funding for positive train control (PTC) systems deployment included in the 2018 Appropriation is provided under a different NOFO published on May 18, 2018 (CRISI PTC NOFO). Applicants may apply for funding for PTC system elements under this NOFO as well if such elements are otherwise eligible under the CRISI Program. The opportunities described in this notice are made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Railroad Noise Emission Compliance Regulations
Document Number: 2018-14961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes to eliminate the requirement that certain locomotives display a badge or tag to demonstrate the railroad has certified the locomotives comply with noise emission standards. This proposed rule would reduce economic burdens on the rail industry by removing the badge or tag requirement.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-14339
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeks to renew the existing information collection abstracted below. FRA is soliciting public comment on the activities identified below before submitting this collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-13826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-13219
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-13218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-12224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-12071
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-11886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-11079
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Positive Train Control Systems Grants Under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program
Document Number: 2018-10652
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This NOFO details the application procedures and requirements to obtain grant funding for eligible positive train control (PTC) system projects of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. The funding in this NOFO is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Division L, Title I, Public Law 115-141 (2018 Appropriation). The opportunity described in this notice is made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Petition for Approval of Product Safety Plan
Document Number: 2018-10444
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-10274
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Waiver to the North Carolina Department of Transportation To Use Certain Non-Domestic Components of a Fire Alarm System
Document Number: 2018-10042
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public it intends to grant the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) a waiver from FRA's Buy America requirement to use certain non-domestic components of a fire alarm system that Lake Electric, Inc. will provide for the Locomotive and Railcar Maintenance Facility project in Charlotte, NC. Lake Electric, Inc. is an electrical contractor for the Locomotive and Railcar Maintenance Facility project.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-09909
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA is informing the public that FRA has made five proposed revisions to the Quarterly Positive Train Control (PTC) Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.165) and Annual PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.166), which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved on August 15, 2017, under its regular processing procedures. Before submitting this revised information collection request (ICR) to OMB for regular clearance and approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the proposed ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-09401
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-09400
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Application From the State of California To Participate in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program for Certain Railroad Projects
Document Number: 2018-09290
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that FRA has received and reviewed an application from the State of California (State) acting through its California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and California High- Speed Rail Authority (Authority) requesting participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). Under the Program, FRA may assign, and the State may assume, responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and all or part of FRA's responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions required under Federal environmental laws with respect to one or more railroad projects within the State. FRA invites the public to comment on the State's request, including its application and the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which outlines how the State would implement the Program, with FRA oversight. The State's application and the draft MOU are available for public inspection in the docket. FRA will use the public comments to inform its decision on whether to approve or deny the State's application.
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-09123
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-09121
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-09120
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees
Document Number: 2018-08941
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a petition for reconsideration of a final rule, FRA is amending its regulations on Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees by delaying the regulations' implementation dates an additional year. FRA previously delayed the regulations' implementation dates for one year in a final rule published May 3, 2017 (May 2017 Final Rule).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-08789
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.