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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC22 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Passenger Train Emergency Systems; Doors, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Signage and Markings for Egress and Access, and Low-Location Emergency Exit Path Marking; Miscellaneous Amendments 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the passenger equipment safety standards to enhance standards for passenger train emergency systems and would clarify the passenger train emergency preparedness standards. Specifically, FRA would incorporate by reference three APTA emergency system standards: ?Standard for Emergency Lighting System Design for Passenger Cars,? ?Standard for Emergency Signage for Egress/Access of Passenger Rail Equipment,? and ?Standard for Low-Location Exit Path Marking.? Miscellaneous amendments to FRA?s existing regulations would include: (1) clarifying that new passenger cars must have at least two exterior side doors, one on each side; (2) requiring removable panels/windows in vestibule doors for new passenger cars; (3) consolidating various door requirements into one section for easier reference; and (4) revising part 239 to explicitly address train crew participation in debrief and critique sessions. 
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 238    49 CFR 239   
Legal Authority: 28 USC 241, note    49 CFR 1.49    49 USC 20103, 20107, 20133, 20141, 20302-20303, 20306, 20701-20702    49 USC 21301-21302, 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/03/2012  77 FR 154   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/05/2012 
Final Rule  11/00/2013 
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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