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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC11 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Risk Reduction Program (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would require each Class I railroad and each railroad with inadequate safety performance to develop and implement a Risk Reduction Program (RRP) to improve the safety of their operations. Each RRP would be required to include a risk analysis, a technology implementation plan, and a fatigue management plan. Railroads would be required to conduct annual internal assessments of their RRPs, which could also be externally audited by FRA. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 237 
Legal Authority: PL 110-432, Div A, 122 Stat 4848 et seq; Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008; sec 103, 49 USC 20156 "Railroad Safety Risk Reduction Program" 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/16/2012 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/08/2010  75 FR 76345 
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/07/2011   
NPRM  05/00/2013   
Additional Information: SB - N, IC - N, SLT - N Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. A comment on this rulemaking was received during the RRR process. Following publication of an ANPRM, hearings were held on July 19, 2011 (Chicago, IL) and July 21, 2011 (Washington, DC).
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Shelton
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590

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