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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC67 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: +Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards to Incorporate Waivers and Address Tourist and Historic Railroads (Previously Tourist and Historic Railroad Amendments) 

The rulemaking would propose to amend 49 CFR part 232 by incorporating a number of existing long-standing waivers related to end-of-train devices and single car testing. The rule would also propose modifications to appendix B to better address brake system maintenance on tourist, historic, and scenic operations and would propose to extend the existing 4-hours off-air requirement to 24 hours consistent with Canadian railroad operations as requested by AAR via a waiver and rulemaking petition.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final 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 to 20303    49 U.S.C. 21301 and 21302    49 U.S.C. 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2020  85 FR 2494   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2020 
Final Rule  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   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