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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC53 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: ●Track Safety Standards; Improving Rail Integrity 

This rulemaking would amend 49 CFR part 213, Track Safety Standards. Specifically, the rulemaking would amend or add regulations addressing continuous testing of rail defects, rail head wear, inspection records, continuous welded rail, qualified operators, and Class 6-9 rail inspection frequencies.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 213   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20142   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2017 
Additional Information: FRA attorney Aaron Moore has also been assigned to this rulemaking.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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 Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063