Federal Railroad Administration August 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties
Document Number: 2010-21301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track constructed with concrete crossties. In particular, FRA is proposing specific requirements for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties. In addition, FRA is proposing to remove the provision on preemptive effect.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-20982
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-20979
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC); Working Group Activity Update
Document Number: 2010-20635
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The FRA is updating its announcement of RSAC's Working Group activities to reflect its current status.
Draft Tier II Environmental Impact Statement: Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor-Richmond, VA (Main Street Station) to Raleigh, NC (Boylan Wye)
Document Number: 2010-20534
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 4, 2010, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) signed the Draft Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeast High Speed Rail, Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC (Project). FRA is the lead Federal agency on the Project, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail Division (NCDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are co-lead State agencies. By Federal Register Notice dated June 7, 2010, FRA announced the public hearing schedule for the Project and set the closing date for the comment period as August 30, 2010. Because of the high amount of interest in the Project, FRA, NCDOT and DRPT have decided to extend the comment period to Friday, September 10, 2010.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-20533
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-19998
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-19997
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-19996
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief
Document Number: 2010-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Buy America Waiver Request by Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority To Purchase 3,340 AREMA Specified Carbon Steel Standard 11/8
Document Number: 2010-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) is seeking a waiver from FRA's Buy America requirement49 U.S.C. 24405(a). NNEPRA was awarded $35 million in an America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (``Recovery Act'') grant to extend Amtrak's Downeaster passenger service from its existing route of Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine further north to Brunswick, Maine with a stop in Freeport, Maine. The project requires the purchase and use of 3,340 AREMA specified carbon steel standard 1\1/8\ nominal diameter nuts. NNEPRA seeks the waiver under 49 U.S.C. 24405(a)(2)(B) in that it asserts that the specific nuts it needs are not produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality.