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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC47 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title:+Securement of Unattended Equipment  

This rulemaking would amend the brake system safety standards for freight and other non-passenger trains and equipment to ensure better compliance of the requirements relating to the securement of unattended equipment. Specifically, FRA would codify some of the requirements already included in its Emergency Order Establishing Additional Requirements for Attendance and Securement of Certain Freight Trains and Vehicles on Mainline Track or Mainline Siding Outside of a Yard or Terminal ("Emergency Order 28"). 78 FR 48,218 (Aug. 7, 2013). Amendments to FRA's existing regulations would include additional securement requirements for unattended equipment, primarily for those that include cars containing certain hazardous materials, and additional communication requirements relating to job briefings and securement verification.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 232   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 20102 to 20103    49 USC 20107    49 USC 20133    49 USC 20141    49 USC 20301 to 20303    49 USC 20306    49 USC 21301 to 21302    49 USC 21304    28 USC 2461, note    49 CFR 1.89   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/09/2014  79 FR 53356   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/10/2014 
Final Rule  05/00/2015 
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