[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 183 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 57863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20476]



Federal Railroad Administration

49 CFR Part 218

[Docket No. FRA-2021-0032, Notice No. 2]
RIN 2130-AC88

Train Crew Size Safety Requirements

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On July 28, 2022, FRA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) that would require establishing safe minimum 
requirements for the size of train crews, depending on the type of 
operation. FRA is announcing a 67-day extension to the original comment 
period, which ends on September 26, 2022, and announcing that it will 
schedule a public hearing (within the extended comment period) in a 
forthcoming notification to provide interested persons an opportunity 
to comment on the proposal and to discuss further development of the 

DATES: Written Comments: The comment period for the proposed rule 
published at 87 FR 45564 on July 28, 2022, is extended. FRA must 
receive written comments on the proposed rule by December 2, 2022. FRA 
will consider comments received after that date to the extent 
    FRA will publish a supplemental notification in the Federal 
Register to inform interested parties of the date, time, and how to 
participate in the public hearing once it is scheduled.

    Comments: Comments related to Docket No. FRA-2021-0032 may be 
submitted by going to https://www.regulations.gov and following the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name, docket 
number (FRA-2021-0032), and Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for 
this rulemaking (2130-AC88). All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov; this includes any 
personal information. Please see the Privacy Act heading in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for Privacy Act 
information related to any submitted comments or materials.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the docket.

Certification Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal 
Railroad Administration, telephone: 918-557-0651, email: 
[email protected]; or Alan H. Nagler, Senior Attorney, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 
telephone: 202-493-6038, email: [email protected].


Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice, DOT/ALL-14 FDMS, accessible through https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. To facilitate comment tracking and 
response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of 
their organization; however, submission of names is completely 
optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely 
comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments 
containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the 
agency for alternate submission instructions.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Amitabha Bose,
[FR Doc. 2022-20476 Filed 9-21-22; 8:45 am]