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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC48 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Train Crew Staffing and Location 
Abstract: 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 the safety risks posed to railroad employees, the general public, and the environment. 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 218   
Legal Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2461, note    49 CFR 1.89    49 U.S.C. 20103    49 U.S.C. 20107    49 U.S.C. 21301-21302    49 U.S.C. 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/15/2016  81 FR 13918   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/16/2016 
Final Rule  09/00/2016 
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