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

Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-20430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-20429
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-20428
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-20427
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Track Safety Standards; Continuous Welded Rail (CWR)
Document Number: E9-20253
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over continuous welded rail (CWR). In particular, FRA is promulgating specific requirements for the qualification of persons designated to inspect CWR track, or supervise the installation, adjustment, or maintenance of CWR track. FRA is also clarifying the procedures associated with the submission of CWR plans to FRA by track owners. The final rule specifies that these plans should add focus on inspecting CWR for pull-apart prone conditions, and on CWR joint installation and maintenance procedures. This final rule will also make other changes to the requirements governing CWR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20254
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
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 re-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.
Bridge Safety Standards
Document Number: E9-19367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to standardize and establish Federal requirements for railroad bridges. This proposed rule would require track owners to implement bridge management programs that include annual inspections of railroad bridges. The proposed rule would also require track owners to know the safe capacity load of bridges and to conduct special inspections if the weather or other conditions warrant such inspections. Finally, the proposed rule would also require the audit of the bridge management programs and the inspections.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC); Working Group Activity Update
Document Number: E9-19560
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The FRA is updating its announcement of RSAC's Working Group activities to reflect its current status.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-19277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-19276
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-19084
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fortieth 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 discussion of the FRA High-Speed Rail Safety Strategy. Status reports will be provided by the Locomotive Standards, Passenger Safety, Track Safety Standards, and Medical Standards Working Groups. Status updates will be provided on the following tasks arising out of the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA): Positive Train Control, Passenger Hours of Service, Railroad Bridge Safety Management, and Conductor Certification. The Committee may also be asked to accept a task regarding another RSIA-mandated rulemaking
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
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.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-18746
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Information Collection
Document Number: E9-18740
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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 Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 21, 2009 (74 FR 23927).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-18444
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-18443
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-18442
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-18441
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation