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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC53 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: +Rail Integrity and Track Safety Standards Amendments (RRTF) 
Abstract:

This final rule will revise FRA's Track Safety Standards (Standards), which prescribe the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The changes include allowing inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; allowing the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing diamonds; relaxing the guard check gage limits on heavy-point frogs used in Class 5 track; removing an 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: Final 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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/31/2019  84 FR 72526   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/02/2020 
Final Rule  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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