Federal Railroad Administration May 18, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Restrictions on Railroad Operating Employees' Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices
Document Number: 2010-11484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to amend its railroad communications regulations by restricting use of mobile telephones and other distracting electronic devices by railroad operating employees. This proposed rulemaking would codify most of the requirements of FRA Emergency Order No. 26, which would be supplanted by the final rule. FRA proposes that some of the substantive requirements of that order as well as its scope be changed by this rulemaking to accommodate changes previously recommended by a petition for review of that order and a number of additional amendments that FRA believes are appropriate. In addition, FRA is requesting comment regarding whether violations of this proposed subpart should be a basis for revoking a locomotive engineer's certification.
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