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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC53 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: +Rail Integrity and Track Safety Standards Amendments (RRTF) 

This NPRM proposes to revise FRA's Track Safety Standards (Standards), which prescribe the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The proposed changes include provisions regarding inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing diamonds; the guard check gage limits on heavy-point frogs used in Class 5 track; the inspection-method exception for high-density commuter lines; and other miscellaneous revisions.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 213   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20142   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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:
Amanda Maizel
Attorney Adviser
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014