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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC92 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Signal Employee Certification 

This proposed rule would require railroads to have a formal program for certifying signal employees. As part of the program, railroads would be required to have a formal process for training prospective signal employees and determining that all persons are competent before permitting them to serve as certified signal employees. FRA is proposing this regulation to ensure only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as certified signal employees, in order to reduce the rate and number of accidents and incidents and to improve railroad safety.

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 246   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103    Pub. L. 110-432, sec. 402   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2023 
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
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014