Federal Railroad Administration March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-3479
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking an extension of the following currently approved information collection activities. These information collection activities received a six-month emergency approval from OMB. FRA seeks this extension while it works on developing a proposed rule related to the same topic of railroad operating rules. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E6-4499
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E6-4091
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-3695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA hereby gives notice that it is seeking emergency approval processing from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) for the information collection request (ICR) listed below. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below on or before March 31, 2006, for a period of 180 days after the date of issuance of this notice in the Federal Register. While pursuing the normal rulemaking process to permanently address operational practice deficiencies related to hand-operated main track switches in non- signaled territory, FRA is seeking emergency approval for this information collection because the safety of affected railroad employees and the general public will be seriously jeopardized if the requirements of Emergency Order No. 24 can not be enforced.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3693
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
BNSF Railway Company; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-3367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E6-3316
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E6-3313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Safety Advisory 2006-02
Document Number: E6-3232
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This safety advisory provides recommended practices for the testing, classification, and reuse of second-hand rail.\1\ The purpose of this safety advisory is to reduce the number of rail defects that occur when second-hand rail is used.
Safety Advisory 2006-01
Document Number: 06-2164
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2006-01, in order to provide the industry additional information on the potential catastrophic failure of certain railroad freight car side frame castings manufactured by National Castings of Mexico's (NCM) Sahagun, Mexico facility and Buckeye Steel Castings' (Buckeye) Columbus, Ohio facility. The purpose of this safety advisory is to recommend that the rail industry carefully inspect these specific side frames when equipped freight cars are in shops or on repair tracks.
Notification of Petitions for Approval; Processor-Based Signal and Train Control Systems
Document Number: E6-3071
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-2825
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on December 20, 2005 (70 FR 75533).