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

Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-28483
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-28482
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-28480
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 collection and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 2, 2009 (74 FR 45516).
Railroad Workplace Safety; Adjacent-Controlled-Track On-Track Safety for Roadway Workers
Document Number: E9-27974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes to amend its regulations on railroad workplace safety to reduce further the risk of serious injury or death to roadway workers. In particular, FRA proposes to require that railroads adopt specified on-track safety procedures to protect certain roadway work groups from the movement of trains or other on-track equipment on ``adjacent controlled track.'' FRA proposes to define ``adjacent controlled track'' to mean ``a controlled track whose track center is spaced 19 feet or less from the track center of the occupied track.'' These on-track safety procedures would be required for each adjacent controlled track when a roadway work group with at least one of the roadway workers on the ground is engaged in a common task with an on- track roadway maintenance machine or coupled equipment on an occupied track. FRA also proposes to require that railroads, contractors to railroads, and roadway workers comply with these procedures. The NPRM issued as ``Notice No. 1'' under this same docket number and published July 17, 2008 (73 FR 41214), was withdrawn by ``Notice No. 2'' published August 13, 2008 (73 FR 47124).
State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans
Document Number: E9-27242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 2, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule in the Federal Register requiring 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. FRA received one adverse comment regarding the direct final rule. Under FRA regulations, FRA must withdraw a direct final rule where an adverse comment is submitted. As a result, in a separate document elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FRA is publishing a removal of the direct final rule provisions, which removes the changes effected by the direct final rule. FRA is also contemporaneously publishing this NPRM. The NPRM 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 proposed rule is not intended for general application; instead, it would only apply to the ten identified States with the most highway-rail grade crossing collisions over the specified period of
State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans
Document Number: E9-27241
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 2, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule in the Federal Register requiring 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. FRA received one adverse comment regarding the direct final rule. Under FRA regulations, FRA must withdraw a direct final rule where an adverse comment is submitted. FRA issued and submitted a notice of withdrawal to the Federal Register; however, due to regulatory production schedules and time constraints, the direct final rule was not withdrawn before its effective date. As a result, FRA is now publishing this removal of the direct final rule provisions, which removes the changes effected by the direct final rule. In a separate document publishing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FRA is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-26445
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
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 August 24, 2009 (74 FR 42732).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-26442
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-26435
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Informational Filing
Document Number: E9-26434
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-26433
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation