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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF21 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information by Rail 

PHMSA requests comment on certain provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. The FAST Act directs the Secretary of Transportation to require Class I railroads that transport hazardous materials to generate accurate, real-time, and electronic train consist information. Further, the FAST Act includes provisions for the railroads to provide fusion centers with electronic train consist information to share with State and local first responders, emergency response officials, and law enforcement personnel during an accident, incident, or emergency. In support of developing regulations to implement the FAST Act mandates, PHMSA specifically requests comments and information on baseline changes, affected entities, and costs and benefits related to fusion centers collecting train consist information from railroads and disseminating this information in the event of an emergency.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 174   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (section 7302)  12/04/2016 

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

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/19/2017  82 FR 6451   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/19/2017 
NPRM  04/00/2018 
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