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

Environmental Impact Statement for the California High-Speed Train Project from Merced to Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E9-30963
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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 a project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Merced to Sacramento 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). The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is interested in providing intercity and commuter regional rail passenger services within this section of the HST System connecting to the Altamont Corridor Rail Project. FRA is issuing this Notice to alert interested parties and solicit public and agency input into the development of the scope of the EIS and to advise the public that outreach activities conducted by the Authority and their representatives will be considered in the preparation of the combined EIR/EIS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may serve as a cooperating agency for the preparation of the EIR/EIS.
Richmond-Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Project
Document Number: E9-30724
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration announces the availability of the Richmond-Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Project Draft Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. The DEIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, 40 CFR parts 1500- 1508, and the FRA NEPA procedures, 64 FR 28545 (May 26, 1999). FRA is the lead Federal agency and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is the lead State agency. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included the DEIS in the Notice of Availability (NOA) published on December 11, 2009.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: E9-30439
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is making miscellaneous amendments to its regulation governing the qualification and certification of locomotive engineers.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30279
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-29844
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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: E9-29764
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-29751
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Adjustment of Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: E9-29476
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule increases the rail equipment accident/incident reporting threshold from $8,900 to $9,200 for certain railroad accidents/incidents involving property damage that occur during calendar year 2010. This action is needed to ensure that FRA's reporting requirements reflect cost increases that have occurred since the reporting threshold was last computed in December of 2008.