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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC32 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Positive Train Control Systems: De Minimis Exception, Yard Movements, En Route Failures; Miscellaneous Grade Crossing/Signal and Train Control Amendments (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would revise Positive Train Control regulations by defining the de minimis exception and en route failures, proposing exceptions relating to yard movements that may not be considered on the main line system, and amending regulations governing grade crossing and signal and train control systems. The rulemaking is in response to a petition for rulemaking from the Association of American Railroads. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 234    49 CFR 236   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 20102 to 20103    28 USC 2461, note    49 CFR 1.49    49 USC 20107    49 USC 20133    49 USC 20141    49 USC 20157    49 USC 20301 to 20303    49 USC 20306    49 USC 21301 to 21302    49 USC 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/11/2012  77 FR 73589   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/11/2013 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. SB - N SLT - N IC - N This rulemaking could have positive net benefits of $156.2 million when discounted at 7% over 20 years and $211 million over 20 years when discounted at 3%.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063