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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC47 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
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 48218 (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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 232   
Legal Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2461, note    49 CFR 1.89    49 U.S.C. 20102 and 20103    49 U.S.C. 20107    49 U.S.C. 20133    49 U.S.C. 20141    49 U.S.C. 20301 to 20303    49 U.S.C. 20306    49 U.S.C. 21301 and 21302    49 U.S.C. 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/09/2014  79 FR 53356   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/10/2014 
Final Rule  08/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  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: 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