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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC90 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for High-Speed Trainsets 

This rulemaking would, establish new requirements, and revise existing requirements, in three main subject areas: (1) requirements generally applicable to all passenger equipment, such as safety appliance requirements, and pre-revenue compliance documentation and testing; (2) requirements specific to Tier I passenger equipment, such as evaluation criteria for Tier I-compliant vehicles equipped with additional crash energy management features; and (3) requirements specific to Tier III passenger equipment, such as establishing standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of Tier III equipment and applying the general safety requirements from 49 CFR part 229 (Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards) to Tier III equipment.

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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 238   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103    49 U.S.C. 20107    49 U.S.C. 20133    49 U.S.C. 20141    49 U.S.C. 20302 and 20303    49 U.S.C. 20306    49 U.S.C. 20701 and 20702   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2022 
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