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

Notice Regarding Consideration and Processing of Applications for Financial Assistance Under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program
Document Number: 2010-26942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
By this document, FRA is issuing a technical correction to the notice published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2010 (75 FR 60165) regarding consideration and processing of applications for financial assistance under the RRIF Program.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-26783
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-26683
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-26682
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-26681
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-26158
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
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 approval of the following 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.
Safety Advisory 2010-03
Document Number: 2010-26089
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2010-03 to remind railroads and their employees of the importance of situational awareness and the need to stay alert whenever the job that is being performed changes, particularly in main track territory. This safety advisory contains various recommendations to railroads to ensure that these issues are addressed by appropriate policies and procedures.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-26012
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-25487
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
Document Number: 2010-25013
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-25006
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-25002
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-25001
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-24999
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-24998
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus Standards
Document Number: 2010-24732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to amend its regulations related to occupational safety and health in locomotive cabs in three ways. First and foremost, pursuant to a 2008 Congressional mandate, FRA is proposing to include requirements that railroads provide an appropriate atmosphere-supplying emergency escape breathing apparatus (EEBA) to the members of the train crew and certain other employees while they are occupying the locomotive cab of a freight train transporting a hazardous material that would pose an inhalation hazard in the event of release during an accident. Second, FRA is proposing to reflect the additional subject matter by changing the name of the part from ``Occupational Noise Exposure'' to ``Occupational Safety and Health in the Locomotive Cab'' and by making other conforming amendments. Third, FRA is proposing to remove the provision on the preemptive effect of the requirements as unnecessary.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-24705
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-24704
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2010-24703
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Safety Advisory 2010-02
Document Number: 2010-24702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2010-02 to address Safety Recommendations I-96-10 and I-96-11, issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that relate to railroad and highway signal recording devices at highway-rail grade crossings equipped with active warning systems that are interconnected with highway traffic signal systems. This safety advisory recommends that States, local highway authorities, and railroads install, maintain, and upgrade railroad and highway traffic signal recording devices at these types of grade crossings. This safety advisory also recommends that States, local highway authorities, and railroads conduct comprehensive periodic joint inspections of highway traffic signal pre-emption interconnections and use information obtained from any railroad and highway traffic signal recording devices during those inspections.