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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC48 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: ●Train Crew Staffing 

This rulemaking would add minimum requirements for the size of different train crew staffs depending on the type of operation.  The minimum crew staffing requirements would reflect for the safety risks posed to railroad employees, the general public, and the environment and would account for differences in costs.  This rulemaking would also establish minimum requirements for the roles and responsibilities of the second train crew member on a moving train, and promote safe and effective teamwork.  Additionally, this rulemaking would permit a railroad to submit information to FRA and seek approval if it wants to continue an existing operation with a one-person train crew or start up an operation with less than two crew members.

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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 218   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103    49 USC 20107    49 USC 21301 to 21302    49 USC 21304    28 USC 2461, note    49 CFR 1.89   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2015 
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 Shelton
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063