Federal Railroad Administration June 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Informational Filing
Document Number: E9-15124
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-15028
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
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 describe 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 April 16, 2009 (74 FR 17762).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15027
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
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 re-approval of the following information collection activities that were previously approved by OMB under Emergency Clearance Procedures. 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.
Interim Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation on the Hours of Service Laws as Amended; Proposed Interpretation; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E9-15026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this document FRA informs the public at large of the agency's interim position on certain interpretive questions arising out of the complex and important amendments enacted in 2008 to the Federal railroad safety laws that govern such matters as how long an employee in a certain category may remain on duty and how long the employee must be given off duty before the employee may go on duty again. In addition, FRA proposes an interpretation of one very significant provision of those amended laws that differs from FRA's existing interpretation of the laws before the 2008 amendments. Finally, FRA requests public comment on both the interim interpretations and the proposed interpretation.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-14832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Informational Filing
Document Number: E9-14825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (“HSIPR”) Program
Document Number: E9-14692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On April 16, 2009, President Obama, together with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Transportation LaHood, announced a new vision for developing high-speed rail in America. They called for a collaborative effort among the Federal Government, States, railroads, and other key stakeholders to help transform America's transportation system through a national network of high-speed rail corridors. This notice builds on this ``Vision for High-Speed Rail'' (available on FRA's Web site) by detailing the application requirements and procedures for obtaining funding for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Department of Transportation Appropriations Acts of 2008 and 2009 (FY 2008/2009 DOT Appropriations Acts), while laying the foundation for a longer-term program to establish a network of high-speed rail corridors.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC); Working Group Activity Update
Document Number: E9-14390
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The FRA is updating its announcement of RSAC's Working Group activities to reflect its current status.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-14254
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
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 describe 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 April 6, 2009 (74 FR 15588).
Guidance for the High-Speed Rail/Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program
Document Number: E9-14251
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 17, 2009, FRA intends to issue guidance for the High- Speed Rail (HSR)/Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Grant Program. FRA will post this guidance on its Web site at: https://www.fra.dot.gov/us/ content/2243. Subsequently, FRA will publish this guidance in the Federal Register.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-14123
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the thirty-ninth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal advisory committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator and presentations on the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) Hazardous Materials Personal Protective Equipment Initiative, RSIA Highway-Rail Grade Crossings and Trespass Initiatives, and RSIA forthcoming rulemaking regarding maintenance-of-way employees. Status reports will be provided by the Passenger Safety, Track Safety Standards, and Medical Standards Working Groups. Status updates will be provided on the RSIA Positive Train Control Task, Hours of Service Task, and the Railroad Bridge Task. The Committee may also be asked to accept another RSIA-mandated task concerning critical incident programs. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks under the RSIA.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-13202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Request for Comments on Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-13042
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-04
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 describe 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 March 24, 2009 (74 FR 12443).