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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC11 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Risk Reduction Program 
Abstract: This rulemaking would require railroads to submit Risk Reduction Programs for review and approval to the FRA Administrator. These programs would be reviewed for annual compliance. The rulemaking would also ensure that railroads comply with their Positive Train Control (PTC) schedules and ensure railroads implement PTC by December 31, 2018, except as required by section 104 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
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
NPRM  Statutory  Final Rule  10/16/2012 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/00/2010    
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 Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063