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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC77 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Amendments to the Freight Car Safety and Reflectorization Standards 

The rulemaking proposes to amend 49 CFR parts 215 and 224 to incorporate existing waivers related to the use of Unit Condition Indicators for monitoring end-of-car cushioning units and to address the handling of overage equipment operated by tourist, historic, and scenic railroads. The rulemaking also proposes amendments to the reflectorization requirements to reduce application to equipment operated by tourist, historic, and scenic railroads.

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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 215    49 CFR 224   
Legal Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2461, note    49 CFR 1.89    49 U.S.C. 20102 and 20103    49 U.S.C. 20133    49 U.S.C. 20701 and 20702    49 U.S.C. 21301 and 21302    49 U.S.C. 21304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/21/2022  87 FR 43467   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/19/2022 
Final Rule  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
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