Federal Railroad Administration January 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Railroad Workplace Safety; Adjacent-Track On-Track Safety for Roadway Workers
Document Number: 2013-31417
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule responds to two petitions for reconsideration of FRA's final rule published November 30, 2011, which would have amended the existing regulations governing the on-track safety protections of roadway workers from the movement of trains or other on- track equipment on an adjacent controlled track, but which has not taken effect. In response to the petitions for reconsideration, FRA delayed the effective date of the November 30, 2011, final rule until July 1, 2013 (subsequently delayed until July 1, 2014), and requested comments on the petitions. This document further responds to the petitions, addresses the comments on the petitions, and amends and clarifies certain sections of the November 30, 2011, final rule.