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  • annual employee work hours, with the exception of those intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 total employee work hours annually or more. … annual employee work hours, with the exception of those intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 total employee work hours annually or more, … intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 total employee work hours annually or more. DATES: This regulation is effective December 30 … intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 total employee work hours annually or more.
  • reduce the paperwork burden associated with compliance with Federal hours of service laws and regulations. In preparing that final rule for publication … Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 228—PASSENGER TRAIN EMPLOYEE HOURS OF SERVICE; RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING; SLEEPING QUARTERS 1. The authority … reduce the paperwork burden associated with compliance with Federal hours of service laws and regulations. In preparing that final rule for publication … Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping; Correction
  • 1 hour 47,000 49 U.S.C. 21102—The Federal Hours of Service Laws—Petitions for exemption from laws 10 railroads 1 petition 10 hours 10 … the Federal hours of service laws and regulations. Current regulations require employees covered by those laws or regulations (covered service employees) … operations for which it is tailored, it will decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping. DATES: This final rule is effective August … the Federal hours of service laws and regulations. Current regulations require employees covered by those laws or regulations (covered service employees) … operations for which it is tailored, it will decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping. … employees) to create and retain hours of service records by hand (a paper system) or ``certify'' the record using a compliant computerized system (an electronic … Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping
  • with Amtrak to provide IPR service on their State-supported routes. As such, the typical IPR service is an Amtrak-scheduled service using equipment Amtrak … included context for the particular rail services provided (for example, NNEPRA/MEDOT explained its “Downeaster” service) and emphasized the apparent lack of … but rather pays Amtrak the difference between service costs and revenues to operate the Downeaster service. See NNEPRA/MEDOT at 4. VTrans noted that it
  • October 2011. FRA notes that RSIA section 108 applies specifically to hours-of-service reform, not the fatigue management programs that RSIA section 103 mandates … by reported employee labor hours between 2016 and 2018. Each tick mark along the x-axis represents a range of employee hours. The bar heights along the … the number of railroads that reported employee labor hours within a given range of employee hours. Figure 1 demonstrates that the vast majority of Class
  • A IV (a) Out-of-service order (operation of CMV by driver) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7) 1,848 1,895 Appendix A IV (b) Out-of-service order (requiring … Appendix A IV (c) Out-of-service order (operation by driver of CMV or intermodal equipment that was placed out of service) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7) 1 … Appendix A IV (d) Out-of-service order (requiring or permitting operation of CMV or intermodal equipment that was placed out of service) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7)
  • petition 16 hours 16 —Petitions for special approval of pre-revenue service acceptance testing plan 32 railroads 1 petition 40 hours 40 … plan 16 hours 16 —Remedial action: Defect/crack in weld—record 32 railroads 32 railroads 60 workers 1 record 4 hours 2.25 hours 240 … kip kilopound(s) kN kilo-Newton(s) kph kilometer(s) per hour lbf pound(s)-force mph mile(s) per hour ms millisecond(s) MU multiple-unit OVI occupied … implementation of nation-wide, interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. While Tier III trainsets must operate in an exclusive
  • 17. Pursuant to sec. 16 of RSIA, the penalty for a violation of the Hours of Service Act was changed from a flat $500 to a penalty of up to $1,000, as the … for an aggravated maximum penalty of $20,000 for a violation of the Hours of Service Act, making these penalty amounts uniform with those of FRA's other
  • A IV (a) Out-of-service order (operation of CMV by driver) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7) 1,811 1,848 Appendix A IV (b) Out-of-service order (requiring … Appendix A IV (c) Out-of-service order (operation by driver of CMV or intermodal equipment that was placed out of service) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7) 1 … Appendix A IV (d) Out-of-service order (requiring or permitting operation of CMV or intermodal equipment that was placed out of service) 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(7)
  • (11) Operating assistance to a railroad to continue existing service or to increase service to meet demand, where the assistance will not significantly … operating assistance to transit authorities to continue existing service or increase service to meet routine changes in demand. (17) The purchase of vehicles … operating assistance to transit authorities to continue existing service or increase service to meet routine demand. (5) Activities, including repairs, replacements
  • such training services without FRA approval. As amended, a training organization or learning institution that has provided training services to employers … has provided training services to employers covered by this part before January 1, 2019, may continue to offer such training services without FRA approval … employers ( i.e., those employers with less than 400,000 total employee work hours annually) would have been required to submit their model programs. See 79
  • alcohol testing rate for railroad employees covered by hours of service laws and regulations (covered service employees) based on the railroad industry data available … shows the rail industry's random drug testing positive rate for covered service employees has continued to be below 1.0 percent for the applicable two calendar … 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, will remain at 25 percent of covered service employees under § 219.602 of FRA's drug and alcohol rule (49 CFR part 219)
  • costs related to the service Amtrak would still incur following the cessation of service, including the increased costs for other services. FRA will establish … related to the service that Amtrak would still incur following the cessation of service, including the increased costs for other services. (3) FRA will … continued provision of service, including the installment of an interim service and re-bidding the contract to operate the service. (b) In re-bidding the … Competitive Passenger Rail Service Pilot Program
  • has provided training services to employers this part covers will have an extra year to continue to offer such training services without FRA approval. … has provided training services to employers covered by this part before January 1, 2017, may continue to offer such training services without FRA approval … has provided training services to employers covered by this part before January 1, 2018, may continue to offer such training services without FRA approval
  • paragraph to read as follows: Appendix A to Part 228—Requirements of the Hours of Service Act: Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation GENERAL PROVISIONS
  • alcohol testing rate for railroad employees covered by hours of service laws and regulations (covered service employees) based on the railroad industry data available … shows the rail industry's random drug testing positive rate for covered service employees has continued to be below 1.0 percent for the applicable two calendar … 2017, through December 31, 2017, will remain at 25 percent of covered service employees under § 219.602 of FRA's drug and alcohol rule (49 CFR part 219)
  • vehicle code, any other state law, or state-mandated comparative or annual in-service training academy or Federal law enforcement training center. V. Regulatory … Total annual responses Average time per response Total annual burden hours 207.4—RR Notice to State Officials—Written notice of RR police officer's … property, personnel, passengers, and cargo 763 railroads 35 notices 5 hours 175 —RR Copy of Written Notices to State Officials 763 railroads
  • scope of the service the railroad provides, including the number of passengers, the number of routes, and the days and hours when service is provided. … under the hours of service laws found at 49 U.S.C. 21101, et seq.; (2) Perform work as an operating railroad employee who is not subject to the hours of service … 30 notices 8 hours 240 —(b) RR Consultation Statements 30 railroads 28 statements + 2 statement 80 hours + 2 hours 2,244 —Copies
  • to the hours of service laws (49 U.S.C. ch. 211). Neither change is substantive. Covered Service FRA is adding examples of covered service and a reference … who are covered by the hours of service laws at 49 U.S.C. 21103, 21104, or 21105, or who would be subject to the hours of service laws at 49 U.S.C. 21103 … performing covered service under the hours of service laws at 49 U.S.C. 21101, 21104, or 21105 or who is subject to performing such covered service, regardless
  • spraying operations conducted during the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, or in dark areas such as tunnels, that machine … involving the inspection, testing, repairing, or servicing of rolling equipment within locomotive servicing or car shop repair track areas are required to … locomotive servicing and car shop repair track areas when fouling track while performing duties incidental to inspecting, testing, servicing, or repairing
  • sentences to read as follows: Appendix A to Part 228—Requirements of the Hours of Service Act: Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation General Provisions
  • pieces per hour 52 hours. —Testing of new material (current requirement) 5 Glass/Glazing Manufacturers 1 test 14 hours 14 hours. All … successfully used for commuter service, which, to be clear, is not the type of service identified in part 223 as service for an educational, excursion, … designated service (revised requirement) 673 railroads 15 designations 30 seconds 0.125 hour. —Locomotives removed from service until broken/damaged … transportation purposes and to older locomotives used in incidental freight service.
  • Push-pull service and multiple-unit (MU) locomotive service. Push-pull service is passenger train service typically operated in one direction of travel with a … 120 hours 120 hours. —Petitions for special approval of pre-revenue service acceptance testing plan 30 railroads 10 petitions 40 hours 400 … analyses 150 hours 300 hours. —Existing equipment—Final fire safety analysis 30 railroads 1 analysis 40 hours 40 hours. —Transferring
  • petition 100 hours 100 hours. —Petitions for special approval of pre-revenue service acceptance plan 655 railroads 1 petition 100 hours 100 hours … hours. —Service of petitions 655 railroads 1 petition 20 hours 20 hours. —Statement of interest Public/railroads 4 statements … 8 hours 32 hours. —Comment Public/railroads 13 comments 4 hours 52 hours. 232.103—Gen'l requirements—all train brake systems—Stickers
  • telephone service by dispatching and maintaining railroads  3 : (a)(1) Dispatching railroad improperly uses third-party telephone service 10,000 … telephone service compliance with § 234.307 10,000 15,000 (b)(1) Maintaining railroad improperly uses third-party telephone service 10,000 … telephone service 2,500 5,000 (d)(2)(i) Railroad fails to inform FRA in writing before the implementation of a third-party telephone service 2,500
  • the “Out-of-Service/Inactive” box be removed from the “Reason for Update” data field. The AAR stated that FRA should remove the “Out-of-Service/Inactive” … into service with little or no notification to authorities. After considering the comments received, we removed the Abandoned and Out-of-Service/Inactive … in Part I of the Inventory Form. Emergency Services Route With respect to the “Regular Emergency Services Route” data field in Part V of the Inventory
  • the hours of service laws found at 49 U.S.C. 21101, et seq.; (2) Perform work as an operating railroad employee who is not subject to the hours of service … implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems, issuance of passenger hours of service regulations, development of conductor certification standards, a rule … total employee work hours annually or more, and December 31, 2023 for each employer with less than 400,000 total employee work hours annually. Otherwise
  • documents 3,200 hours 9,600 hours. —Requests to Use Foreign Service Data 38 railroads 2 requests 8,000 hours 16,000 hours. —PTC Railroads … PCTIP; 20 RFAs 535 hours; 320 hours 6,935 hours. —Jointly Submitted PTCIPs 38 Railroads 5 PTCIPs 267 hours 1,335 hours. —Notification … 160 hours 3,040 hours. —Review and Public Comment on RFA 7 Interested Groups 7 reviews + 20 comments 3 hours; 16 hours 341 hours.
  • or Nancy Ellen Zusman, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal … information on staffing levels, organizational structure, and use of consultant services, indicating that the State DOT was concerned that this will allow the Agencies … in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations. The Regulatory Information Service Center publishes the Unified Agenda in April and October of each year. The
  • approximately one labor hour to prepare and submit to FRA. The elimination of this reporting requirement will save each railroad one hour of labor every five … submitted by no later than April 1, 2012, and pertained to signal systems in service on or after January 1, 2012. The next five-year report is not due until … System Five-Year Report.” Each railroad currently expends approximately one hour of labor to prepare and submit the report to FRA every five years. For the
  • passenger train service, that provides regularly-scheduled passenger service in a metropolitan or suburban area and commuter railroad service that was operated … (3) 49 U.S.C. 21105 (dispatching service employees); (b) Railroad employees who are subject to the hours of service regulations at subpart F of part … passenger train service, that provides regularly-scheduled passenger service in a metropolitan or suburban area and commuter railroad service that was operated … approval, critical incident stress plans that provide for appropriate support services to be offered to their employees who are affected by a ``critical incident''
  • rare situations where both the hours of service regulations and the hours of service laws apply to the same period of service. See Second Interim Statement … messages/2 programs/+2 safety messages 5 minutes/16 hours/48 hours/8 hours/+24 hours 300 hours. 239.105(a)(3)—Debriefing and critique—sessions … “Federal hours of service laws” with “requirements[.]” This change is necessary for two reasons: (1) The Federal substantive hours of service regulatory
  • maintain service failure rates of no more than 0.1 service failure per year per mile of track for all Class 4 and 5 track; no more than 0.09 service failure … of rail service failure due to the presence of an undetected defect. Rail service failures are expensive to repair and can lead to costly service disruptions … want the service failure rate to be as low as possible and look for any patterns in service failures that suggest ways to reduce the service failure rate
  • of the hours of service laws that makes signal employees operating motor vehicles subject to the hours of service laws and other hours of service requirements … perform covered service for 12 hours in a 24-hour period, an employee who is released from duty after having performed less than 12 hours of service in a given … performed 11 hours and 30 minutes of service may still theoretically return to perform service for another half hour, such brief service is exceedingly … of the hours of service laws that makes signal employees operating motor vehicles subject to the hours of service laws and other hours of service requirements … The hours of service laws are Federal railroad safety laws that govern such matters as the maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for railroad … In this document FRA supplements its existing interpretations of the hours of service laws by stating the agency's interim position on some additional interpretive … Second Interim Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation on the Hours of Service Laws as Amended in 2008
  • years. AAR's comment asserts that four hours of additional training time will be required in year 1, and one hour of additional training time per year thereafter … training estimate in the Special Sensitivity Analysis to four hours for year 1, and to one hour for each year thereafter. This adjustment raised the training … cost related to disruption of scheduled revenue service and loss of passenger business due to lack of service reliability. ( E.g., TriRail experienced an almost
  • 11,451 hours. —Marking/posting instructions on emergency responder access doors 30 railroads 30,536 markings 15 minutes 7,634 hours. … 335 hours. —Periodic testing: representative sample—removable panels/windows/etc 30 railroads 17 tested cars 90 minutes 26 hours. … minutes 50 hours. 238.303—Records of non-complying conditions (Current requirement) 30 railroads 150 records 2 minutes 5 hours. 238
  • qualification and in-service monitoring requirements. Railroads can discontinue annual use of instrumented wheelsets for in-service validation as a general … a ready-for-service condition. In consultation with the Task Force, FRA is clarifying that the vehicle type be tested in a ready-for-service condition, … in passenger service along with the freight. This clause is modified by adding the words “if any” after the reference to passenger service, to make clear … and accelerations, thorough reviews of vehicle qualification and revenue service test data, and consideration of international practices.
  • telephone service. If a railroad subject to this subpart already has its own ENS telephone service or is using a third-party ENS telephone service, and that … as of August 13, 2012, were using an ENS telephone service or a third-party ENS telephone service that did not conform to the requirements in § 234.303 … of Contact Information to 3rd Party Telephone Service by Dispatching RR or Maintaining RR Using That Service to Receive Reports of Unsafe Conditions at Highway-Rail
  • is using a non-controlled substance while subject to performing covered service. Thus, FRA will not report non-controlled substance post-accident test results … in accordance with standards set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DOT in turn exempted FRA post-accident testing from its part 40 … Saratoga & North Creek Railway. The Hawkeye Express provides commuter service to Iowa City and is owned by a Class III railroad, a small entity. The Saratoga
  • “[e]ach time an RCL is placed in service and at the first practical time after the start of each shift, but not more than 2 hours after the start of that shift … Each time an RCL is placed in service and at the first practical time after the start of each shift, but no more than 2 hours after the start of that shift … equipment, track, or facilities; any independent contractor providing goods or services to a railroad; and any employee of such owner, manufacture, lessor, lessee
  • conflict with the hours of service laws (49 U.S.C. ch. 211). FRA disagrees that this rule presents a conflict with the hours of service laws. One of the … ( e.g., tourist, biweekly service, or non-24-hour service), the maintaining railroad may use a third-party telephone service, in accordance with § 234 … the many provisions in the current hours of service laws mandates that a railroad dispatching service employee, such as an operator, train dispatcher, or
  • Programs 400 hours 2,400 —Training of Signalmen & Dispatchers 6 Railroads 300 signalmen; 20 dispatchers 40 hours; 20 hours 12,400 … Railroads 1 PCTIP; 20 RFAs 535 hours; 320 hours 6,935 —Jointly Submitted PTCIPs 46 Railroads 7 PTCIPs 267 hours 1,869 —Notification … 23 RFAs 160 hours 3,680 — Review and Public Comment on RFA 7 Interested Groups 7 reviews + 20 comments 3 hours; 16 hours 341 236
  • 22-34); the Accident Reports Act (then codified at 45 U.S.C. 38-43); the Hours of Service Act (then codified at 45 U.S.C. 61-64b); and the Signal Inspection … 17. Pursuant to sec. 16 of RSIA, the penalty for a violation of the Hours of Service Act was changed from a flat $500 to a penalty of “up to $1,000, as … for an aggravated maximum penalty of $20,000 for a violation of the Hours of Service Act, making these penalty amounts uniform with those of FRA's other
  • 8 hours 160 hours. —Identification to FRA of Products Under Development 754 Railroads/3 Manufacturers 20 products 2 hours 40 hours. … 300 manuals 40 hours 12,000 hours. —Configuration Management Control Plans 754 Railroads 300 plans 8 hours 2,400 hours. —Identification … assessment 4,000 hours 4,000 hours. —Reviewer Final Report 754 Railroads/3 Manufacturers 1 report 80 hours 80 hours. All estimates
  • Cond 1 hour/560 hours 10,098,000 Modification of Training Program Due to New Laws/Regulations 677 railroads 30 programs 4 hours 120 … 44 reviews/Analyses 40 hours 1,760 Report of Findings by RR to FRA 677 railroads 36 reports 4 hours 144 hours 242.301: Determinations—Territorial … 677 railroads 950 decisions 2 hours 1,900 Service of Written Decision on Employee by RR + RR Service Proof 677 railroads 950 decisions
  • continued provision of service, including the installment of an interim service provider and re-bidding the contract to operate the service. This section further … continued provision of service, including the installment of an interim service provider and re-bidding the contract to operate the service. The entity providing … Amtrak operates certain passenger rail service routes to petition FRA to be considered as a passenger rail service provider over such a route in lieu of … Amtrak operates certain passenger rail service routes to petition FRA to be considered as a passenger rail service provider over such a route in lieu of … Alternate Passenger Rail Service Pilot Program
  • The name of the part is being changed from “HOURS OF SERVICE OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES” to “HOURS OF SERVICE OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES; RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING; … subject to the substantive hours of service requirements of subpart F of part 228 as provided in 49 CFR 228.401 and the hours of service recordkeeping and reporting … effect of the hours of service laws (49 U.S.C. ch. 211), (the authority for 49 CFR part 228, subparts C, E, and F). The hours of service laws have been … of its train employees, signal employees, and dispatching service employees (covered-service employees) and individuals employed to maintain its right
  • and control of one crew member; called to perform service covered by Section 2 of the Hours of Service Act; involved with the train or yard movement of … use alcohol either within four hours of reporting for covered service or after receiving notice to report for covered service, whichever is lesser. This is … Cond. 1 hour/560 hours 10,098,000 —Modification of Training Program Due to New Laws/Regulations 677 railroads 30 programs 4 hours 120
  • likely to take Track 3 out of service ( e.g., by establishing working limits, if Tracks 1 and 2 are already out of service) unless the work was of such … trackside work with the track and right-of-way taken out of service, or conducted the work during hours that the track is not used. In addition, FRA is not … annual burden hours Form FRA F 6180.119—Part 214 Railroad Workplace Safety Violation Report 350 Safety Inspectors 150 forms 4 hours 600
  • exceeds 12 hours 8 consecutive hours (10 consecutive hours if time on duty reaches 12 consecutive hours) 8 consecutive hours (10 consecutive hours if time … of 12 hours in a 24-hour period, and a minimum off-duty time of 8 hours in a 24-hour period, or 10 hours after a period of 12 consecutive hours on duty … changes to FRA's hours of service recordkeeping regulation, to require railroads to keep hours of service records and report excess service to FRA in a manner … changes to FRA's hours of service recordkeeping regulation, to require railroads to keep hours of service records and report excess service to FRA in a manner … FRA is amending its hours of service recordkeeping regulations, to add substantive hours of service regulations, including maximum on-duty periods, minimum … Hours of Service of Railroad Employees; Substantive Regulations for Train Employees Providing Commuter and Intercity Rail Passenger Transportation; Conforming
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