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

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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
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. 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.20301-20303    49 U.S.C.21301 and 21302    49 U.S.C. 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Gresham
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063
Email: kathyryn.gresham@dot.gov