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  • and a conductor. 19 14  49 CFR part 242, “Qualification and Certification of Conductors.” 15  49 U.S.C. 20163, “Certification of train … locomotive engineer certification and a conductor certification, and, establishing rules for when revocation of each certification is appropriate under … FRA also has conductor certification requirements  14 that were statutorily mandated. 15 FRA defines a conductor as the crewmember in
  • qualification and certification of locomotive engineers to make it consistent with its regulation for the qualification and certification of conductors. The changes … Qualification and Certification of Conductors (part 242); creating two provisions under which railroads may issue temporary locomotive engineer certifications; merging … regulation with FRA's conductor certification regulation and updating and clarifying the existing requirements for locomotive engineer certification, are best saved … qualification and certification of locomotive engineers to make it consistent with its regulation for the qualification and certification of conductors. The changes … the control of alcohol and drug use, and the qualification and certification of conductors. The changes would reduce regulatory burdens on the railroad industry … include: Amending the program submission process; handling engineer and conductor petitions for review with a single FRA review board (Operating Crew Review … Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions
  • nonconforming aircraft for issuance of an initial airworthiness certificate by a production certificate holder N/A N/A $1,000,000 $1,062,220. 49 U … add in its place “$127,712”. PART 242—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS 85. The authority citation for part 242 is revised to read … 49 U.S.C. 32502; or (ii) For which a certificate is not provided, or for which a false or misleading certificate is provided, under 49 U.S.C. 32504.
  • Procedures B. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 13272; Certification C. Paperwork Reduction Act D. Environmental Impact E. Executive … 614,390 B. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 13272; Certification The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 ((RFA) 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq … employee who are subject to the provisions of this part, such as engineers, conductors, MOW employees, MECH employees, signal maintainers, or train dispatchers;
  • holder of a production certificate who knowingly presents a nonconforming aircraft for issuance of an initial airworthiness certificate. 2 Subsection (e) … add in its place “$120,231”. PART 242—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS 85. The authority citation for part 242 continues to read … 49 U.S.C. 32502; or (ii) For which a certificate is not provided, or for which a false or misleading certificate is provided, under 49 U.S.C. 32504.
  • add in its place “$118,826”. PART 242—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS 87. The authority citation for part 242 continues to read … 49 U.S.C. 32502; or (ii) For which a certificate is not provided, or for which a false or misleading certificate is provided, under 49 U.S.C. 32504. … Appendix A IV (e) Out-of-service order (failure to return written certification of correction) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B) 947 964 Appendix A
  • number of passengers actually traveling on the train, as determined by conductor ticket collections via electronic ticket scanning for a specific arrival … operator are included in the customer OTP calculation (in most cases, the conductor records the origin and destination station for the cross-honor rider as … host railroad refused to participate and, conversely, should withhold certification if Amtrak refused to participate. Some commenters stated that the final
  • primarily conduct airman medical examinations to support FAA medical certification requirements. In selecting an AME, the Federal Air Surgeon or an authorized … authorizing an HHS-certified laboratory to conduct a PAT retest, because HHS certification only qualifies a laboratory to conduct part 40 urine tests. A referee … employee who are subject to the provisions of this part, such as engineers, conductors, MOW employees, MECH employees, signal maintainers, or train dispatchers;
  • 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; (20) Part 242, Qualification and Certification of Train Conductors; (21) Part 243, Training … to its certification of the railroad's PTC System. (2) After granting a PTC System Certification, FRA may reconsider the PTC System Certification upon … System Certification for its PTC system and shall implement the PTC system according to the PTCSP. (d) Issuance of a PTC System Certification is contingent
  • CFR 232.5. In the context of this rulemaking, a QP generally would be a conductor or a brakeman assigned to operate a train who has also received training … different from the author; (3) record creation date and time; and (4) a certification that the requirements of §§ 232.205(a)(3) and 232.305(c) have been met
  • observe the set and release. Another individual commenter, a freight conductor, suggests that FRA analyze the impact of the proposed extension of the … incorporated in this final rule, saving the cost to file a waiver renewal. Certification Consistent with the findings of FRA's IRFA, and the lack of any comments … cylinder. (g) When test of airbrakes has been completed the engineman and conductor must be advised that train is in proper condition to proceed. (h) During
  • 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; (20) Part 242, Qualification and Certification of Train Conductors; (21) Part 243, Training … to its certification of the railroad's PTC System. (2) After granting a PTC System Certification, FRA may reconsider the PTC System Certification upon … trainset crew from the controlling cab and the conductor's room(s). The use of the urgent brake by the conductor is usually within stations to assure passenger
  • part 240—Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers and part 242—Qualification and Certification of Conductors), and FRA has acknowledged … processes of parts 240 and 242 (which govern locomotive engineer and conductor certification), FRA notes that the record created during the inadequate safety … railroad certification decisions under parts 240 and 242 and does not act in a fact-finding capacity. Unlike with locomotive engineer and conductor certification
  • types of conductor certifications, i.e., passenger conductor and freight conductor, because holding multiple locomotive engineer certifications would not … qualification and certification of locomotive engineers to make it consistent with its regulation for the qualification and certification of conductors. The proposed … engineers by adopting the conductor certification regulation's streamlined processes developed twenty years after the engineer certification regulation. Consistent … qualification and certification of locomotive engineers to make it consistent with its regulation for the qualification and certification of conductors. The proposed … engineers by adopting the conductor certification regulation's streamlined processes developed twenty years after the engineer certification regulation. Consistent … include: Amending the program submission process; handling engineer and conductor petitions for review with a single FRA review board (Operating Crew Review … Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions
  • rules 8 hours 80 hours 5,840 (c)(1)(iii)—Form 49A notation/certification of last date of Air Flow Method (AFM) indicator calibration (Formally … cylinder. (g) When test of airbrakes has been completed the engineman and conductor must be advised that train is in proper condition to proceed. (h) During
  • 39  For example, FRA's conductor certification final rule provides that: “It is FRA's intent that this conductor certification regulation . . . be neutral … the statutory and regulatory requirements for certification of both locomotive engineers and conductors. The vast majority of comments supporting crew … the statutory and regulatory requirements for certification of both locomotive engineers and conductors. There are no specific statutes or regulations
  • review railroad locomotive engineer and conductor de-certification decisions upon an engineer's or conductor's appeal to FRA under 49 CFR parts 240 and … engineer's or conductor's certification must be revoked under existing parts 240 and 242. Thus, under this proposal, a locomotive engineer or conductor of a commuter … employees (typically train crew members such as locomotive engineers and conductors) performing safety-related duties from using or turning on electronic
  • add in its place “$116,766”. PART 242—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS 85. The authority citation for part 242 continues to read … 49 U.S.C. 32502, or (ii) For which a certificate is not provided, or for which a false or misleading certificate is provided, under 49 U.S.C. 32504. … Appendix A IV (e) Out-of-service order (failure to return written certification of correction) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B) 924 947 Appendix
  • “the statutory maximum amount”. PART 242—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS 111. The authority citation for part 242 continues to read … 49 U.S.C. 32502, or (ii) For which a certificate is not provided, or for which a false or misleading certificate is provided, under 49 U.S.C. 32504. … Appendix A IV (e) Out-of-service order (failure to return written certification of correction) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B) 906 924 Appendix A
  • 238] to incorporate a certificate of construction, similar to the one found at [49 CFR 179.5], and require that the certificate be furnished prior to the … equivalent. Glazing Certification Commenters APTA and TCRR also raised concern over the NPRM's approach to the certification of glazing material in … confusion regarding glazing certification and instead recommended FRA continue with the current approach to glazing certification in part 223. TCRR stated
  • for locomotive certification and locomotive engineers, have been expanded to cover candidates for conductor certification and conductors. Similarly, these … definition for “Drug and Alcohol Counselor” or “DAC” from § 242.7 of its conductor certification rule. Employee An “employee” is any person, including a volunteer … result in this range may not be used for locomotive engineer or conductor certification purposes under part 240 or part 242. As proposed, FRA is adding
  • the Training Standards Rule, training and re-certification for safety-critical positions such as conductors, engineers, and train dispatchers only has to … other than roadway workers (typically transportation employees such as conductors) who act as RWICs. MTA commented on this proposal, supporting the training … require in paragraph (a) that any employee acting as a RWIC ( e.g., a conductor or a brakemen), who provides for the on-track safety of roadway workers
  • (49 CFR 240.121) and conductors (49 CFR 242.117) to undergo vision and hearing testing as part of their qualification and certification at least every 3 years … engineers or conductors to undergo more frequent testing. In addition, Congress has authorized the Secretary to consider requiring certification of the following
  • freight conductor the job of managing the train crew's paperwork. Examples of paperwork managed by a freight conductor include the conductor's log, writing … who are not recognized by the railroad as the train's conductor. In the conductor certification final rulemaking, FRA recognized that there may be circumstances … conductor certification, and establishing rules for when revocation of each certification is appropriate under 49 CFR 242.213). In doing so, FRA recognized
  • (49 CFR 240.121) and conductors (49 CFR 242.117) to undergo vision and hearing testing as part of their qualification and certification at least every 3 years … engineers or conductors to undergo more frequent testing. In addition, Congress has authorized the Secretary to consider requiring certification of the following … indicated either the diagnosis or the surgery on examinations for medical certification. The NTSB found that the driver's unreported OSA, untreated hypothyroidism
  • persons for the purposes of conductor qualification and certification. FRA states in its locomotive engineer and conductor certification rules that, should a … interpretation to clarify provisions in its locomotive engineer and conductor qualification and certification regulations with respect to vision standards and testing … interpretation to clarify provisions in its locomotive engineer and conductor qualification and certification regulations related to further evaluation of persons who … interpretation to clarify provisions in its locomotive engineer and conductor qualification and certification regulations with respect to vision standards and testing … not meet those thresholds can perform safely as locomotive engineers and conductors. … Practices for Designing Vision Field Tests for Locomotive Engineers or Conductors
  • assistant conductor could not see the passenger exit through a door behind where the assistant conductor was located. The assistant conductor also did not … requires a conductor to verify a signal indication at a particular location. In order to verify the signal indication, Veolia believes a conductor may have … the engineer and conductor) would have received some training on door operations as part of their professional training and certification programs. Moreover
  • issuance of passenger hours of service regulations, development of conductor certification standards, a rule to provide protection to roadway workers working … After publication of the NPRM, FRA published a final rule regarding conductor certification at 49 CFR part 242. Certainly, the training program required by … has recently promulgated a similar provision in 49 CFR part 242, Conductor Certification, and that the agency's concern is ensuring that the relevant labor
  • Railroads 7,600 trained conductors 3 hours 22,800 hours. —PTC Conductor Training 38 Railroads 7,600 trained conductors 3 hours 22,800 hours … Section 236.1015 PTC Safety Plan Content Requirements and PTC System Certification In response to AAR's proposals for modifications to § 236.1029, FRA … small entities.” The following section explains the reasons for this certification. 1. Description of the Small Entities Subject to This Final Rule and
  • Provisions to the Final Conductor Certification Rule On November 9, 2011, FRA published a final rule requiring the certification of conductors (49 CFR part 242) … sections that apply to the certification of locomotive engineers would also clearly apply to the certification of conductors. The proposed definition for … waived for a certified locomotive engineer or conductor (or candidate for engineer or conductor certification) who refuses to cooperate in a recommended course
  • passenger exited through a door behind where the assistant conductor was looking. The assistant conductor also did not observe the door-indicator lights on the … the engineer and conductor) would have received some training on door operations as part of their professional training and certification programs. Thus … Through its investigation of the incident, FRA found that the assistant conductor of the train was not in the proper position to monitor all of the train's
  • 103(b) is “consistent with notification requirements used for FRA's conductor certification and minimum training standards regulations.” APTA similarly comments … training standards (77 FR 6412, Feb. 7, 2012) and the final rule on conductor certification (76 FR 69802, Nov. 9, 2011). If FRA required service to general … incidents on employees in safety-sensitive jobs, most notably engineers and conductors. Until this rulemaking proceeding, a national, uniform approach to
  • passenger train conductors are subject to operational testing under both parts 217 and 239. An operational test of a passenger train conductor that involves … Procedures B. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 13272; Certification of No Significant Economic Impact on a Substantial Number of Small Entities … 1. Description of Regulated Entities 2. Railroads Impacted 3. Certification C. Paperwork Reduction Act D. Federalism Implications E. Trade
  • railroads. By way of example, the joint comments referred to the conductor certification rulemaking (49 CFR part 242), which included a standard “installation” … accumulation of tonnage prior to removal, or they perform an inspection and certification process of the rail after it has been taken out of service and prior … the small entity segment of the railroad industry as a whole. (2) Certification: Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), FRA certifies
  • training standards (77 FR 6412, Feb. 7, 2012) and the final rule on conductor certification (76 FR 69802, Nov. 9, 2011). FRA encourages the union officials … incidents on employees in safety-sensitive jobs, most notably engineers and conductors. Until this proposed rule, a national, uniform approach to critical … in any railroad employee who is present. Some locomotive engineers and conductors have had the misfortune of experiencing multiple potential PTSD/ASD-invoking
  • Engineers & Other Operating Personnel PTC Conductor Training 38 Railroads 7,600 trained conductors 3 hours 22,800 All estimates include … small entities.” The following section explains the reasons for this certification. 1. Description of Regulated Entities and Impacts The “universe” … a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. 2. Certification Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the FRA
  • as similarly recognized by FRA in parts 240 and 242 (FRA's new Conductor Certification regulation, promulgated via a final rule published on November 9 … regarding this certification. FRA will consider all comments received in the public comment process when making a final determination for certification of the … roadway worker in charge qualifications to occur in situations where a conductor or other railroad employee serves as a pilot to a roadway worker in charge
  • Engineers & Other Operating Personnel —PTC Conductor Training 30 Railroads 8,000 trained conductors 3 hours 24,000 All estimates include … small entities.” The following section explains the reasons for this certification. 1. Description of Regulated Entities and Impacts The “universe” … information provided by commenters does not provide any rationale against certification that the rule is not expected to impact a substantial number of small
  • designate conductors and issue certificates to those designated conductors and the date by which railroads must test and evaluate non-designated conductor candidates … evaluate a designated conductor or conductor candidate under subpart B of the final rule until the railroad had a certification program approved by FRA … assistance to the conductor due to the conductor's familiarity with the physical characteristics of the territory. For a conductor who was previously … published on November 9, 2011, which prescribed regulations for certification of conductors as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. In response … Conductor Certification
  • Cab Securement By letter dated September 22, 2010, in response to a conductor being shot and killed during an attempted robbery on June 20, 2010, the … emergency preparedness, alcohol and drug testing, locomotive engineer certification, and workplace safety. In 1980, FRA issued the majority of the regulatory … operation of a locomotive under the same circumstances would require certification under that regulation.” Id. at 10344. In 2006, FRA codified additional
  • qualification and certification of locomotive engineers regulation (49 CFR part 240), but with suggested improvements from the conductor certification RSAC working … systems, revisions to hours of service regulations, development of conductor certification standards, and implementation of programs to address fatigue and … any of the four certification options provided for in OSHA's regulation. For example, OSHA's first option for crane operator certification would permit an
  • designated conductor or conductor candidate under subpart B of this rule or revoke a conductor's certificate, including a designated conductor's certificate … III. RSAC Conductor Certification Working Group On December 10, 2008, the RSAC accepted a task (No. 08-07) entitled “Conductor Certification.” The purpose … person who holds a current conductor and locomotive engineer certificate and who has had his or her conductor certification revoked three times in less … FRA is prescribing regulations for certification of conductors, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. This rule requires railroads to … for certifying conductors. As part of that program, railroads are required to have a formal process for training prospective conductors and determining … serve as a conductor. FRA is issuing this regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as conductors, to reduce … Conductor Certification
  • 0 0. New Conductor Training, Initial (20% New Hires) $30,847,974 $25,942,971 $28,330,908 0 0 0. New Conductor Training, Refresher … 0 0. New Conductor Training, Initial (20% New Hires) $30,847,974 $25,942,971 $28,330,908 0 0 0. New Conductor Training, Refresher … other limitations, for train employees ( e.g., locomotive engineers and conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger transportation. The new … other limitations, for train employees (e.g., locomotive engineers and conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger transportation. The new
  • Engineers & Other Operating Personnel. —PTC Conductor Training 30 railroads 8,000 trained conductors 3 hours 24,000 All estimates include … small entities.” The following section explains the reasons for this certification. 1. Description of Regulated Entities and Impacts The “universe” … railroads out of more than approximately 600 Class III railroads. 2. Certification Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the FRA
  • respect to the rulemaking requiring certification of conductors. AAR argues that, unlike with conductor certification, this rulemaking will not directly … of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 605(b), FRA has prepared and placed in the docket a Certification Statement that assesses the small entity impact of this rule, and certifies
  • 0 0 New Conductor Training, Initial (20% New Hires) 30,847,974 25,942,971 28,330,908 0 0 0 New Conductor Training, Refresher … 0 0 New Conductor Training, Initial (20% New Hires) 30,847,974 25,942,971 28,330,908 0 0 0 New Conductor Training, Refresher … other limitations, for train employees ( e.g., locomotive engineers and conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger transportation. The proposed … other limitations, for train employees (e.g., locomotive engineers and conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger transportation. The proposed
  • passenger conductor to exchange his or her passenger conductor certificate for a conductor certificate during the period in which the passenger conductor certificate … reclassifying the certification of any type of certified conductor to a different type of conductor certification during the period in which the certification is otherwise … III. RSAC Conductor Certification Working Group On December 10, 2008, the RSAC accepted a task (No. 08-07) entitled “Conductor Certification.” The purpose … FRA proposes to prescribe regulations for certification of conductors, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The proposed rule would … for certifying conductors. As part of that program, railroads would be required to have a formal process for training prospective conductors and determining … as a conductor. FRA is proposing this regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as conductors, to reduce … Conductor Certification
  • emergency preparedness, alcohol and drug testing, locomotive engineer certification, and workplace safety. In 1980, FRA issued the majority of the regulatory … operation of a locomotive under the same circumstances would require certification under that regulation.” Id. at 10344. In 2006, FRA codified additional … vigilance, and accurate perception of the train and outside environment. Conductors are responsible for maintaining accurate train consists, including the
  • incorporated as the basis for revoking a conductor's certification in the forthcoming conductor certification regulation. The Utah Transit Authority commented … simultaneously implement a consistent provision in the forthcoming conductor certification rule. Access to Employees' Personal Cell Phone Records FRA has … restrict the use of railroad-supplied electronic devices of conductors or assistant conductors. Caltrain did not specify whether its locomotive engineers
  • develop certification standards for respirators. The NIOSH regulations codified at 42 CFR part 84 establish the requirements for NIOSH-certification of respirator … feet before drifting away from the site. Three persons, including the conductor of the UP train and two local residents, died as a result of chlorine gas … associated with train, engine, and yard service; for example, engineers, conductors, brakemen, switchmen, and firemen. See 49 U.S.C. 21101(5); 49 CFR part
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