Federal Railroad Administration May 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 4, 2014 (79 FR 12263).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-11349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-11348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-11345
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the charter renewal of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. This charter renewal will take effect on May 16, 2014, and will expire after 2 years.
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-10991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below on May 13, 2014, for a period of 180 days.
Recommendations for Tank Cars Used for the Transportation of Petroleum Crude Oil by Rail
Document Number: 2014-10914
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
This safety advisory provides notice to all persons who offer for transportation, or transport, in tank cars by rail in commerce to, from or within the United States, a bulk quantity of UN 1267, petroleum crude oil, Class 3, that originates in or is sourced from the Bakken formation in the Williston Basin (Bakken crude oil). The purpose of this advisory is to encourage offerors and rail carriers to take additional precautionary measures to enhance the safe shipment of bulk quantities of Bakken crude oil by rail throughout the United States. Specifically, in light of recent accidents involving the shipment of Bakken crude oil by rail, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) urge offerors and carriers of Bakken crude oil by rail tank car to select and use the railroad tank car designs with the highest level of integrity reasonably available within their fleet for shipment of these hazardous materials by rail in interstate commerce. Further, FRA and PHMSA advise offerors and carriers of Bakken crude oil to avoid the use of older, legacy DOT Specification 111 or CTC 111 tank cars for the shipment of such oil to the extent reasonably practicable.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10483
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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.