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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC67 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Historic, Tourist, and Scenic Railroad Amendments 

This rulemaking would modify Federal regulations to incorporate several waivers and interpretations applicable to tourist, historic, and scenic railroad operated equipment.  By eliminating the need for waivers, the rulemaking would eliminate the current cost of preparing and submitting waiver requests and likewise eliminate uncertainty whether the waiver requests will be approved or extended, while maintaining appropriate safety.  This rulemaking would also clarify steam locomotive reporting requirements and require appropriate safety measures better tailored to small operations.  These modifications would provide regulatory relief and certainty to small railroads that operate at speeds limited to 30 mph and do not interchange certain equipment.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 215    49 CFR 224    49 CFR 230    49 CFR 232   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20102 and 20103    49 U.S.C. 20107    28 U.S.C. 2461, note    49 U.S.C. 20148    49 U.S.C. 21301    49 U.S.C. 20702    49 U.S.C.20133    49 U.S.C.20141    49 U.S.C.20301 to 20303    49 U.S.C.20306    49 U.S.C.21301 to 21302    49 U.S.C.21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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