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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC06 Publication ID: Fall 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 by requiring railroads, contractors, and subcontractors to qualify and document the proficiency of such employees on 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 training and qualification programs for FRA approval; and (3) establish a minimum training curriculum and ongoing training criteria, testing, and skills evaluation measures. 
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 thru 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  04/00/2014 
Additional Information: With respect to the RFA Analysis, please note the following: Businesses: Affected businesses include any employer of a safety-related railroad employee, including railroads and any contractor to a railroad. For profit training organizations and learning institutions that train safety-related railroad employees would also be affected. Organizations: Associations and other organizations that voluntarily develop model training programs for their members may also be affected. Governmental Jurisdictions: This category is only affected to the extent that a State or local jurisdiction is the owner or operator of a passenger or commuter railroad, and none of the impacted governmental jurisdictions are considered to be small entities.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  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 Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063

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