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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC74 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Amendments to Locomotive and Passenger Equipment Safety Standards 

The rulemaking would propose to amend 49 CFR parts 229, 230, and 238 by incorporating a number of existing long-standing waivers related to brake system maintenance on various locomotives and passenger equipment. The rulemaking also proposes modifications to certain steam locomotive requirements to more effectively address tourist excursion and scenic railroad operations.

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 229    49 CFR 230    49 CFR 238    49 CFR 213    49 CFR 214    49 CFR 215    49 CFR 232   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20102 to 20107    49 U.S.C. 21301 to 21304    28 U.S.C. 2461, note    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
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:
Amanda Maizel
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014