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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC16 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Locomotive Safety Standards Amendments 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the rules pertaining to Locomotive Safety Standards. The proposed amendments would update, consolidate, and clarify existing rules, and adopt existing industry and engineering best practices. The proposed amendments include: updating locomotive inspection record keeping requirements by permitting electronic records; consolidating locomotive air brake maintenance into a single provision; clarifying locomotive headlight requirements to address new technology; and, establishing locomotive electronics standards based on existing industry and engineering best practices, as well as other existing Federal electronics standards. This action is taken by FRA in an effort to improve its safety regulator program. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 20107 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/12/2011  76 FR 2200 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/14/2011   
Final Rule  01/00/2012   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Shelton
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202-493-6063
Email: kathryn.shelton@fra.dot.gov

 
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