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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC28 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Track Safety Standards: Improving Rail Integrity 
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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final 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 to 432, 122 stat 4885   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Final Rule   10/18/2010 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/19/2012  77 FR 64249   
Comment Period End  12/17/2012 
Final Rule  11/00/2013 
Additional Information: SB - N, IC - N, SLT - N This rulemaking will address a comment on DOT's Retrospective Regulatory Review.
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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