Federal Register: August 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 148)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-19397
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
CFR Citation: 49 CFR Parts 222 and 229
Docket ID: [Docket No. FRA-1999-6439, Notice No. 2]
RIN ID: RIN 2130-AA71
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Railroad safety:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed rule; notification of congressional contacts.
Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
On January 13, 2000, FRA published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the use of locomotive horns at highwayrail grade crossings (65 FR 2230). This document provides information pertaining to contacts that FRA officials have had with various with members of Congress regarding the NPRM.
Locomotive horns use at highway-rail grade crossings; requirement for sounding; Congressional contacts,
In the NPRM published on January 13, 2000, FRA established a comment period during which the public could provide its views on the NPRM. FRA stated: ``Comments must be received by May 26, 2000. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent possible without incurring additional expense or delay.''
On June 22, 2000, Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene Molitoris met with certain members of Congress at their request to discuss the pending rulemaking. At the meeting, attended by Administrator Molitoris, FRA Chief Counsel S. Mark Lindsey, Speaker Dennis Hastert, Senator Richard Durbin, and Representatives William Lipinski, Judy Biggert, and John Porter, the FRA officials received a proposal from the Members concerning the proposed locomotive horn rule.
A summary of the discussion, together with the proposal presented to the Administrator has been placed in the public docket of this proceeding and is identified as Document Number 2316 of Docket No. FRA 19996439. This document, together with all other documents contained in the public docket is available at DOT's Docket Management Facility at room PL401, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. All documents are also available at the docket facilities web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Congressional Hearing
On July 18, 2000, Deputy Administrator John V. Wells testified
before the House Subcommittee on Ground Transportation of the Committee
on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the NPRM. FRA will
submit to the docket a copy of the transcript of that hearing when it is made available to FRA.
Issued in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2000.
S. Mark Lindsey,
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mark H. Tessler, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1120 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 2024936061).