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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF21 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information by Rail 

This rulemaking action responds to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, which directs the Secretary of Transportation to require Class I railroads that transport hazardous materials to generate accurate, real-time, and electronic train consist information. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 amended Section 7302 of the FAST Act to remove the provision requiring railroads to provide electronic train consist information to fusion centers and instead require the electronic train consist information be provided to emergency response officials responding to or investigating an incident involving the transportation of hazardous materials by rail. Finally, the amended language instructs the Secretary of Transportation to issue these regulations no later than December 5, 2022.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172    49 CFR 174    49 CFR 172   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (ยง7302)  12/04/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/19/2017  82 FR 6451   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/19/2017 
NPRM  02/00/2023 
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:
Michael Ciccarone
Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553