Federal Railroad Administration July 2, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Signal Systems Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2014-15336
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this final rule as part of a paperwork reduction initiative. The final rule eliminates the regulatory requirement that each railroad carrier file a signal system status report with FRA every five years. FRA believes the report is no longer necessary because FRA receives more updated information regarding railroad signal systems through alternative sources. Separately, FRA is amending the criminal penalty provision in the Signal Systems Reporting Requirements by updating two outdated statutory citations.