Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
On August 29, 2018, FRA published a final rule to reduce the paperwork burden associated with compliance with Federal hours of service laws and regulations. In preparing that final rule for publication, a technical error was made as described in the Supplementary Information. FRA is correcting this minor error so that the final rule clearly conforms to FRA's intent.
Effective on September 17, 2018.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Emily T. Prince, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone 202-493-6146), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In the final rule, FRA failed to include an instruction amending 49 CFR 228.201 to include new paragraph (c). See 83 FR 43988. Paragraph (c) was discussed in the section-by-section analysis and properly published as new rule text, but was not properly included in an amendatory instruction. This correction remedies that oversight to ensure that the codified text of the section matches the text FRA intended.
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- Administrative practice and procedures
- Buildings and facilities
- Hazardous materials transportation
- Noise control
- Railroad employees
- Railroad safety
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, FRA amends part 228 of chapter II, subtitle B of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:
PART 228—PASSENGER TRAIN EMPLOYEE HOURS OF SERVICE; RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING; SLEEPING QUARTERS
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1. The authority citation for part 228 continues to read as follows: End Amendment Part
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2. In § 228.201, add new paragraph (c) to read as follows: End Amendment Part
Electronic recordkeeping system and automated recordkeeping system; general.
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(c) If a railroad, or a contractor or subcontractor to the railroad, is no longer eligible to use an automated recordkeeping system to record data subpart B of this part requires, the entity must begin keeping manual or electronic records and must retain its automated records as required under § 228.9(c) unless the entity requests, and FRA grants, a waiver under § 211.41 of this chapter.
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Juan D. Reyes III,
Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-20150 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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