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Revision of Method for Calculating Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents
Document Number: 2019-09980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under FRA's accident/incident reporting regulation, railroads are required to report to FRA all rail equipment accidents/incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) applicable to that calendar year. FRA proposes to amend this regulation to modify the way it calculates periodic adjustments to the reporting threshold.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-09959
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-09958
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2019-09028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to revise its regulation governing the qualification and certification of locomotive engineers to make it consistent with its regulation for the qualification and certification of conductors. The proposed changes include: Amending the program submission process; handling engineer and conductor petitions for review with a single FRA review board (Operating Crew Review Board or OCRB); and revising the filing requirements for petitions to the OCRB. The proposed revisions would result in cost savings and benefits for railroads and locomotive engineers by adopting the conductor certification regulation's streamlined processes developed twenty years after the engineer certification regulation. Consistent with Executive Order 13771, the proposed rule would reduce the overall regulatory burden and the paperwork and reporting burden under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on railroads and locomotive engineers.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09272
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On October 26, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-09240
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2019-07896
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On November 21, 2018, FRA published a final rule amending FRA's passenger equipment safety standards. In preparing the final rule for publication, an error was made that led to the inadvertent removal of rule text. FRA is correcting that minor error to restore the rule text so that the final rule clearly conforms to FRA's intent.
Railroad Noise Emission Compliance Regulations
Document Number: 2019-07389
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, FRA is eliminating the requirement that certain locomotives display a badge or tag to demonstrate the railroad has certified the locomotives comply with noise emission standards. This final rule reduces economic burdens on the rail industry by removing this badge or tag requirement.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-07137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-07140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-07139
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-07138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-07072
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fifty-eighth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-04609
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-04608
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04604
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On December 3, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-04446
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Special Approval of Alternative Compliance
Document Number: 2019-04445
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-04444
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-03454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03451
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03245
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03244
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03051
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On November 14, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below. Before submitting these ICRs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-02630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-02629
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-01799
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-01337
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On September 17, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-01223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-01222
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-01036
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice announces the establishment of FRA's emergency relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2019. The designated ERD for calendar year 2019 is docket number FRA-2019-0001.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation's Request for Positive Train Control Safety Plan Approval and System Certification
Document Number: 2018-28317
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that on August 9, 2018, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) submitted its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) Revision 0, dated July 17, 2018, to FRA via the Secure Information Repository. Amtrak asks FRA to approve its PTCSP and issue a Positive Train Control System Certification for Amtrak's Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS).
Drug and Alcohol Testing: Determination of Minimum Random Testing Rates for 2019
Document Number: 2018-28290
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notification of determination announces FRA's minimum annual random drug and minimum annual random alcohol testing rates for covered employees and for maintenance-of-way (MOW) employees for calendar year 2019.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27514
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27010
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-27009
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27008
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
System Safety Program
Document Number: 2018-26447
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. FRA has stayed the SSP final rule's requirements until December 4, 2018. FRA is issuing this final rule to extend that stay until September 4, 2019.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-26293
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-26292
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Special Approval of Alternate Standard
Document Number: 2018-26291
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-26177
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below. Before submitting these ICRs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Notice Rescinding Eight Notices of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statements
Document Number: 2018-25993
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA is rescinding the Notices of Intent (NOI) for the following Environmental Impact Statements (EIS): The Pennsylvania Maglev Proposal; the Tupelo Railroad Relocation Planning and Environmental Study; the Tier 2 EIS for the Chicago to Joliet High-Speed Rail (HSR) Project; the Tier 2 EIS for the HSR Project between Granite City, IL to St. Louis, MO HSR Project; EIS for the ACEforward Program; EIS for the Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN Rail Corridor; 7) the Los Angeles to San Louis Obispo North (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Project; and 8) the Chicago to Detroit/Pontiac Corridor Investment Program.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2018-24930
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2018 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. This rule also finalizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's and the Office of the Secretary's catch-up inflation adjustment interim final rules required by the same Act.
Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets
Document Number: 2018-25020
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FRA's passenger equipment safety standards using a performance-based approach to adopt new and modified requirements governing the construction of conventional- and high-speed passenger rail equipment. This final rule adds a new tier of passenger equipment safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation of nation-wide, interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. While Tier III trainsets must operate in an exclusive right-of-way without grade crossings at speeds above 125 mph, these trainsets can share the right-of-way with freight trains and other tiers of passenger equipment at speeds not exceeding 125 mph. This final rule also establishes crashworthiness and occupant protection performance requirements in the alternative to those currently specified for Tier I passenger trainsets. Together, the Tier III requirements and Tier I alternative crashworthiness and occupant protection requirements remove regulatory barriers and enable use of new technological designs, allowing a more open U.S. rail market. Additionally, the final rule increases from 150 mph to 160 mph the maximum speed for passenger equipment that complies with FRA's Tier II requirements.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program
Document Number: 2018-25044
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant \1\ funding for eligible projects under the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program) made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31, Div. K, Tit. I (2017 Appropriations Act) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Div. L, Tit. I, Public Law 115- 141 (2018 Appropriations Act; collectively the Appropriations Acts). The opportunity described in this notice is made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.326, ``Federal- State Partnership for State of Good Repair.''