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

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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.
Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: E9-17391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
By notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on July 21, 2009 ([CITE]), FRA proposed regulations implementing a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that certain passenger and freight railroads install positive train control systems. The proposal includes required functionalities of the technology and the means by which it would be certified. The proposal also describes the contents of the positive train control implementation plans required by the statute and contains the proposed process for submission of those plans for review and approval by FRA. These proposed regulations could also be voluntarily complied with by entities not mandated to install positive train control systems. This document announces a public hearing being conducted in connection with this proceeding.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-17318
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-17317
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: E9-17184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes regulations implementing a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that certain passenger and freight railroads install positive train control systems. The proposal includes required functionalities of the technology and the means by which it would be certified. The proposal also describes the contents of the positive train control implementation plans required by the statute and contains the proposed process for submission of those plans for review and approval by FRA. These proposed regulations could also be voluntarily complied with by entities not mandated to install positive train control systems.
Miscellaneous Revisions to the Procedures for Handling Petitions for Emergency Waiver of Safety Regulations and the Procedures for Disqualifying Individuals From Performing Safety-Sensitive Functions
Document Number: E9-17187
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule in the Federal Register which made miscellaneous revisions to the procedures for obtaining waivers from a safety rule, regulation, or standard during an emergency situation or an emergency event, and the procedures for disqualifying individuals from performing safety-sensitive functions. FRA did not receive any comments or requests for an oral hearing on the direct final rule. Therefore, FRA is issuing this document to confirm that the direct final rule will take effect on July 20, 2009, the date specified in the rule.
Rescission of Notice of Intent
Document Number: E9-17144
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
This notice rescinds the previous notice of intent issued on April 2, 2001 to prepare an environmental impact statement for a proposed rail corridor improvement project on the BNSF Railway main line between the City of Kelso and Martin's Bluff (south of Kalama, Washington).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-16919
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Railroad Programs; Removal
Document Number: E9-16540
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is removing 49 CFR part 265 because the relevant statutory authority for the regulation found in the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 has expired. FRA expects that removal of part 265 will reduce the administrative burden to government and industry, reduce government printing costs, and provide a more concise and useful Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-16506
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15853
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
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 approval of the following 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.