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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC42 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings; Miscellaneous Revisions 

This rulemaking would revise FRA's locomotive train horn regulations in 49 CFR part 222 in response to comments received during FRA's retrospective review. FRA is not required by statute to initiate this rulemaking. However, FRA received numerous comments from the general public and local communities with proposed changes to FRA's locomotive train horn regulations to improve the quiet zone development process, allow greater flexibility in the use of crossing improvements as an alternative to routine locomotive horn sounding at public highway-rail grade crossings, and reduce the regulatory impact on affected communities, while still maintaining high standards of safety for railroad operations and highway-rail grade crossing users.

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: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 222   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20153   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
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:
Kathryn Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063