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

Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program Plans and Product Safety Plans
Document Number: 2014-15232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-15231
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-15174
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
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 an extension of the following currently approved information collection activities. On May 7, 2014, the Secretary of Transportation issued Emergency Order Docket No. DOT- OST-2014-0067 (EO), requiring affected railroad carriers to provide certain information to the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) for each State in which their trains carrying 1 million gallons or more of Bakken crude oil travel. The information collection activities associated with the Secretary's Emergency Order received a six-month emergency approval from OMB on May 10, 2014. FRA seeks a regular clearance (extension of the current approval for three years) while it is determining the proper course of action to take after a recent series of train accidents involving the transportation petroleum crude oil, a hazardous material the transportation of which is regulated by the Department of Transportation. 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.
Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program Plans and Product Safety Plans
Document Number: 2014-14827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-14826
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement for Dallas-Houston High Speed Passenger Rail Corridor
Document Number: 2014-14771
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) intend to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for the impacts of constructing and operating a dedicated high-speed rail (HSR) system (Proposed Action) proposed by the private company, Texas Central High-Speed Railway (TCR), for the Central Texas High-Speed Rail Corridor. The EIS will evaluate route alternatives for passenger rail for the corridor between Dallas and Houston, which currently has no passenger rail service. FRA will evaluate alternatives for construction and operation of the Proposed Action consisting of a sealed HSR corridor.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-14526
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-14525
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement for the Baltimore & Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project Along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2014-13318
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS for the B&P Tunnel Project (Project) is being prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The Project is intended to address transportation deficiencies associated with the existing rail tunnel and is located on the NEC in the area of Baltimore that surrounds the existing B&P Tunnel. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of alternatives that address transportation deficiencies. To ensure significant issues are identified and considered, the public and all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of environmental review, the project purpose and need, alternatives to be considered, environmental effects to be considered and evaluated, and methodologies to be used for evaluating effects.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
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 21, 2014 (79 FR 15795).
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2014-12625
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-12624
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-12623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Modification to Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-12622
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Special Approval of Alternate Standard
Document Number: 2014-12621
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-12620
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation