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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF21 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information 

In accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), PHMSA, in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies, will issue regulations that require Class I railroads transporting hazardous materials to generate real-time, electronic train consist information, to include: (1) the identity, quantity, and location of hazardous materials on a train; (2) the point of origin and destination of the train; (3) emergency response information required by the hazardous materials regulations; and (4) an emergency response point of contact designated by the Class I railroad. Each railroad must enter into an agreement with each applicable state and local entities (e.g., fusion centers) to provide them with secure and confidential access to the electronic information for each train transporting hazardous materials in the jurisdiction of the entity for purposes of sharing with State and local first responders, emergency response officials, and law enforcement personnel that are involved in emergency response activities.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (sec. 7302)  12/04/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (section 7302)

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2017 
Additional Information: HM-263;
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
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:
Dirk Der Kinderen
Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590