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Start Preamble ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) (collectively, the Agencies) withdraw the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: On December 6, 2016, FRA published an NPRM proposing to amend its regulations on passenger equipment safety standards. By this document, FRA is reopening the NPRM's comment … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 88006 AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: FRA is proposing to amend its regulations for passenger equipment safety standards, which currently provide for passenger rail service in a shared right-of-way under two separate tiers … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act DATES: Back to Top A public hearing will be held on September 7, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. in Washington, DC. The comment period for the NPRM published on June 22, 2016, (81 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Statutory Background B. Timeline Established by the Proposed Rule C. Operating Subsidy II. Section-by-Section Analysis Section 269.1 Purpose Section 269.3 Application Section 269.5 Definitions Section 269.7 Petitions Section 269.9 Bid Process Section 269.11 Evaluation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act DATES: Back to Top A public hearing will be held on July 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Washington, DC. The comment period for the proposed rule published on March 15, 2016, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the ANPRM published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2016 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act DATES: Back to Top (1) Written Comments: FRA must receive written comments on the proposed rule by June 15, 2016. FRA may consider comments received after that date if possible without incurring … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act I. Background Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Legal Basis Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration What is obstructive sleep apnea? What are the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Supplementary Information I. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action and Legal Authority Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question Costs and Benefits II. Background A. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Legal Basis for the Rulemaking Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration Background What is obstructive sleep apnea? What … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Retrospective Review Rulemaking Background on 49 CFR Part 222 (“Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings”) Overview of 49 CFR Part 222 Establishing a Quiet Zone Request for Comments DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act Statement DATES: Back to Top The comment period for this proceeding, consisting of the proposed rule published February 27, 2015, at 80 FR 10950, the August 27, 2015, hearing, announced at 80 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act Statement DATES: Back to Top The comment period for this proceeding, consisting of the proposed rule published February 27, 2015, at 80 FR 10950, and the August 27, 2015, hearing, announced at … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commonly Used Abbreviations Table of Contents for Supplementary Information I. Executive Summary II. Statutory and Regulatory History III. Rationale for This Proposed Rule IV. Section-by-Section Analysis Subpart A—General Section 228.5Definitions Section 228.9Records; General Section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top A public hearing will be held on August 27, 2015, in Washington, DC and will commence at 9 a.m. The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 27, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Supplementary Information I. Introduction A. Executive Summary B. Abbreviations II. Background and History A. What is a risk reduction program? B. Passenger Railroads and System Safety Programs C. Other Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary Economic Impact II. Background and General Overview of the Proposal A. Removal of the Requirement To Stencil Certified Glazing Compliance on Inside Walls of Locomotive Cabs, Passenger Cars, and Cabooses B. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the NPRM published on July 28, 2014 (79 FR 43830), which was closing on September 26, 2014, is extended until November 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Supplementary Information I. Executive Summary Purpose of the Proposed Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits of the Proposed Regulatory Action II. … [read more]

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