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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC28 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Track Safety Standards: Defective Rails, Inspection of Rail, Inspection Records, Qualified Operator, Joint Bar Fracture Report 
Abstract: This rulemaking would prescribe specific requirements for effective rail inspection frequencies, rail flaw remedial actions, minimum operator qualifications, and requirements for rail inspection records. In addition, it would remove the regulatory requirements concerning joint bar fracture reporting. Section 403(c) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 mandates that FRA promulgate regulations addressing rail flaw detection inspections. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 213   
Legal Authority: 28 USC 2461, note    49 CFR 1.49    49 USC 20102 to 20114    49 USC 20142    sec 403, Div A    PL 110-432, 122 Stat 4885   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Final Rule   10/18/2010 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Shelton
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063

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