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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC06 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: +Training Standards for Railroad Employees 
Abstract: This rulemaking would (1) establish minimum training standards for each class or craft of safety-related employee and equivalent railroad contractor and subcontractor employee that require railroads, contractors, and subcontractors to qualify and otherwise document the proficiency of such employees or in each such class and craft regarding their knowledge and ability to comply with Federal railroad safety laws and regulations and railroad rules and procedures intended to implement those laws and regulations, etc.; (2) require submission of the railroads´, contractors´, and subcontractors´ training and qualification programs for FRA approval; and (3) establish a minimum training curriculum and ongoing training criteria, testing, and skills evaluation measures. for track and equipment inspectors employed by railroads and railroad contractor and subcontractors. It is anticipated that crane operator provisions contained in this rulemaking will further the objectives of EO 13563. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 243   
Legal Authority: PL 110 to 432, Div A, 122 stat 4848 et seq    Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008    Sec 401 (49 USC 20162)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/16/2009 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/07/2012  77 FR 6412   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/09/2012 
Final Rule  09/00/2013 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under Executive Order 13563. SB - N SLT - N IC - N The benefits for this rule are expected to equal, if not exceed costs of approximately $63.3 million (discounted at 7 percent over 20 years) or $81.5 million (discounted at 3 percent over 20 years).
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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