Monday, April 12, 2010

Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Information Request Collection Notice in Federal Register

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Friday published in the Federal Register a 60-day notice of their intent to file an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), marking an initial step towards the establishment of an online reporting system that would allow the public to report "potential violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous materials transportation laws.” FRA seeks OMB approval for the specific information being proposed to be collected on the Alleged Violation Reporting Form (Form FRA F 6180.151), which will be an online reporting tool. This public safety-reporting tool implementation is required by §307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

The 60-day comment period will end on June 7, 2010. Comments may be transmitted via fax to (202) 493-6216 or (202) 493-6497, or via e-mail to or Submissions must include a reference to “OMB control number 2130-New”.

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