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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC40 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions (DEREG) 

This rulemaking would make conforming revisions to part 240 "Qualification and certification of locomotive engineers" consistent with part 242 "Qualification and Certification of Conductors." The promulgation of the conductor certification regulation highlighted areas in the regulation governing locomotive engineer certification that may require conforming changes. Such changes could include amending the program submission process, adding 49 CFR 218, subpart F violations as revocable offenses, handling engineer and conductor petitions for review with a single FRA board, and revising filing requirements for petitions to the Locomotive Engineer Review Board. This regulation is expected to reduce stakeholder paperwork burden and compliance time costs without affecting safety on the nation's railroad system.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 240   
Legal Authority: 28 USC 2461, note    49 CFR 1.49    49 USC 20103    49 USC 20107    49 USC 20135    49 USC 21301    49 USC 21304    49 USC 21311   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/09/2019  84 FR 20472   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/08/2019 
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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