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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC72 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans 
Abstract:

This rulemaking is required by section 11401(b) of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). It would require 40 states and the District of Columbia to each develop a highway-rail grade crossing action plan (plan) and submit the plan for FRA approval. This rulemaking would also require each of the 10 States that were previously required to develop a plan by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, and FRA's implementing regulation to submit a report that describes the actions taken to implement its plan. Each of these 10 States would also need to update and resubmit its plan for FRA approval. Except for this one-time update by these 10 States, this rulemaking would not require States to submit plan updates.

 
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 234   
Legal Authority: sec. 11401(b) of the FAST Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Section 11401(b) of the FAST Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) requires that a rule be promulgated not later than 18 months after the Administrator develops and distributes the model plan under  06/01/2018 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/07/2019  84 FR 60032   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/06/2020 
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:
Amanda Maizel
Attorney Adviser
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014
Email: amanda.maizel@dot.gov