View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC52 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: +Evaluation of Safety-Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Based  on the potential severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-related transportation incidents and accidents, and the varied, non-regulatory, OSA-related actions FRA has taken to date, FRA is considering taking regulatory action to ensure consistency in addressing the safety issue transportation workers with safety sensitive duties who are at risk for OSA present.  FRA issued an ANPRM (jointly with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) on March 10, 2016, seeking data and information about the prevalence of moderate-to-severe OSA among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in rail transportation and its potential consequences to safe rail transportation.  The ANPRM also sought information about the potential economic impact and safety benefits associated with regulatory actions that would require transportation workers in these positions who exhibit multiple risk factors for OSA to undergo evaluation by a healthcare professional with expertise in sleep disorders, and subsequent treatment.  FRA received comments in response to this request and FRA will determine if and when to issue an NPRM.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  03/10/2016  81 FR 12642   
ANPRM Comment Period End  06/08/2016 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
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:
Elliott Gillooly
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590