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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC89 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Risk Reduction Program 

FRA published the Risk Reduction Program (RRP) final rule on February 18, 2020, as required by 49 U.S.C. 20156. The RRP final rule established regulations at 49 CFR part 271, requiring Class I freight railroads and Class II and III freight railroads that demonstrate inadequate safety performance to develop and implement an RRP to improve the safety of their operations. This NPRM would address a procedural issue raised in an Association of American Railroads (AAR) petition to remove 49 CFR 271.3(c), which states that employees of railroad contractors that perform a "Significant portion of a railroad's operation" are considered the railroad's "directly affected employees" for purposes of the RRP rule.

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 271.3(c)   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103    49 U.S.C. 20156   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/08/2022  87 FR 54938   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/07/2022 
Second 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