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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.
Draft Safety Advisory Related to Temporary Signal Suspensions AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT)
Document Number: 2018-08406
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice of FRA's intent to issue a Safety Advisory addressing railroad operations under temporary signal suspensions. The Safety Advisory would identify existing industry best practices railroads utilize when implementing temporary signal suspensions and would recommend that railroads conducting rail operations under temporary signal suspensions develop and implement procedures and practices consistent with the identified best practices. The Safety Advisory would also recommend that railroads take certain other actions to ensure the safety of railroad operations during temporary signal suspensions. FRA believes that actions consistent with the draft Safety Advisory will reduce the risk of serious injury or death both to railroad employees and members of the public. FRA invites public comment on all aspects of the draft Safety Advisory.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-06629
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Automation in the Railroad Industry
Document Number: 2018-06281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12646), to make technical corrections to the prior version. FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to implementing automated railroad operations. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry's development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that could lead to safety improvements or increased efficiencies in railroad operations.
Automation in the Railroad Industry
Document Number: 2018-05786
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the extent to which they believe railroad operations can (and should) be automated, and the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to achieving such automation. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry's development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that will lead to continuous safety improvements and increased efficiencies in railroad operations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-05309
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents for Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-04349
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA's accident/incident reporting regulations require railroads to report to the agency all rail equipment accidents/ incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) for that calendar year (CY). There is no change to the CY 2017 reporting threshold ($10,700) for CY 2018 as the overall increase in wages and equipment costs were not great enough to cause the threshold to change when rounded to the nearest $100.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Trespassing Pilot Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-03579
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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 Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Trespassing Pilot Grant Program. The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 20.301, ``Rail Safety Grants.''
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program
Document Number: 2018-03536
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
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 Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program. This notice makes available R&E Grants Program funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Div. K, Tit. I, Public Law 115-31 (Appropriations Act). The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.324, ``Restoration and Enhancement.''
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
Document Number: 2018-03534
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
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 is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Div. K, Tit I, Public Law 115-31, (Appropriations Act). The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-03444
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On October 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 collection and its expected burden. On December 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-03211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-03210
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-02867
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-02866
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Modification of Single Car Air Brake Test Procedures
Document Number: 2018-02428
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-02427
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-02426
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice announces the establishment of FRA's emergency relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2018. The designated ERD for calendar year 2018 is docket number FRA-2018-0013.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01962
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01961
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01960
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01959
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01958
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01761
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01760
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01582
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01581
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-01580
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-01057
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-01055
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-01054
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-00245
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation