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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT06 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Noise Emission Standards for Transportation Equipment: High Speed Rail 
Abstract:

The EPA, in consultation with the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is considering revisions to the rule that sets noise emissions standards for interstate rail carriers under the Noise Control Act of 1972 (NCA) (42 U.S.C. section 4901 et seq.). Noise emissions are the noise produced by an object-in this case, a train and all of its parts such as the locomotive, power units, and passenger coaches. Current noise standards limit the noise generated by trains when they are operating under a specified set of conditions in order to protect the health and welfare of individuals. The revisions under consideration would address changes in rail technology related to high-speed rail (i.e., trains operating at speeds in excess of 150-160 mph).

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 201   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7601 to 7627   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Catrice Jefferson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Mail Code 6103A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1668
Fax:202 564-1677
Email: jefferson.catrice@epa.gov

Tamara Saltman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Mail Code 6103A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2781
Email: saltman.tamara@epa.gov