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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC41 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Electronic Recordkeeping Amendments 

FRA's retrospective review required by Executive Order 13579 and DOT's Paperwork Reduction Act Initiative identified the hours of service recordkeeping requirements as an existing regulation FRA could modify to reduce the economic burden on the rail industry without having an impact on safety. This rule is needed to implement those modifications. This rule would reduce the paperwork burden on the rail industry by allowing railroads with less than 400,000 employee hours per year to select an alternative to the recordkeeping requirements allowing them to create and maintain hours of service records in an less complex automated system than the existing requirements for electronic recordkeeping and better suited to their operations. Automated records would be quicker and easier to complete and manage, saving time and increasing efficiency and accuracy. The rule would not require the use of electronic or automated recordkeeping.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 228   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103    49 U.S.C. 20107    49 U.S.C. 21101 to 21109   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/24/2015  80 FR 51180   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/23/2015 
Final Rule  03/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  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