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

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23541
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
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 July 24, 2009 (74 FR 36807).
High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Strategy; Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Guidelines for High-Speed Passenger Rail: Creation of Docket
Document Number: E9-23540
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 17, 2009, FRA issued a Notice of Funding Availability and Interim Program Guidance detailing the application requirements for obtaining funding for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Department of Transportation Appropriations Acts for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and FY 2009. The Notice and Interim Guidance was published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2009. FRA is currently evaluating grant applications submitted in the first round of the application process, in accordance with evaluation criteria included in the Interim Guidance. FRA will also develop high-speed passenger rail (HSPR) safety strategy and highway-rail grade crossing guidelines for HSPR as part of
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-23201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement for the California High-Speed Train Project From Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire, CA
Document Number: E9-23003
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise the public that FRA and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) will jointly prepare a project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Angeles to San Diego (LA-SD) Section of the Authority's proposed California High-Speed Train (HST) System in compliance with relevant State and Federal laws, in particular the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Empire Corridor High Speed Rail Program From New York City to Niagara Falls, NY
Document Number: E9-23002
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will jointly prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Empire Corridor High Speed Rail (HSR) Program in compliance with relevant State and Federal laws, in particular the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR). FRA is also issuing this notice to solicit public and agency input into the development of the scope of the Empire Corridor HSR Program EIS and to advise the public that outreach activities conducted by the NYSDOT and its representatives will be considered in the preparation of the EIS. The objective of the tiered EIS is to evaluate alternatives and make corridor level decisions regarding the level of intercity passenger rail service provided in the corridor, including variations in train frequency, trip time, and on-time performance.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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 June 26, 2009 (74 FR 30662).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-22595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-22583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
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 July 6, 2009 (74 FR 32029).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-22579
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-22578
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Excess Risk Estimate for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Along the Florida East Coast Railway Line
Document Number: E9-21380
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the regulations regarding the use of locomotive horns at public highway-rail grade crossings by establishing an excess risk estimate of 90.9 percent for public highway-rail grade crossings along the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC) line. When this final rule is effective, public authorities will be permitted to establish New Quiet Zones along the FEC line, in accordance with the existing regulations, through application of the excess risk estimate provided herein.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-21504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-21503
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement for the California High Speed Train Project From Palmdale to Bakersfield, CA
Document Number: E9-21381
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise the public that FRA and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) will jointly prepare a project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Palmdale to Bakersfield section of the Authority's proposed California High Speed Train (HST) System in compliance with relevant state and federal laws, in particular the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
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.
State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans
Document Number: E9-21089
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This direct final rule complies with a statutory mandate that the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) issue a rule to require the ten States with the most highway-rail grade crossing collisions, on average, over the past three years, to develop State highway-rail grade crossing action plans. This rule is not intended for general application; instead, it only applies to the ten identified States with
Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold
Document Number: E9-20966
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with Appendix D to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, FRA is updating the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT). This action is needed to ensure that the public has the proper threshold of permissible risk for calculating quiet zones established in relationship to the NSRT. This is the third update to the NSRT, which is being increased to 18,775 from 17,610.