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(a) Prescribes reporting and recordkeeping requirements with respect to the hours of service of certain railroad employees and certain employees of railroad contractors and subcontractors;
(b) Establishes standards and procedures concerning the construction or reconstruction of sleeping quarters;
(c) Establishes minimum safety and health standards for camp cars provided by a railroad as sleeping quarters for its employees and individuals employed to maintain its rights of way; and
(d) Prescribes substantive hours of service requirements for train employees engaged in commuter or intercity rail passenger transportation.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 2461 note - Mode of recovery
§ 103 - Federal Railroad Administration
§ 20103 - General authority
§ 20107 - Inspection and investigation
§ 21101 - Definitions
§ 21102 - Nonapplication, exemption, and alternate hours of service regime
§ 21103 - Limitations on duty hours of train employees
§ 21104 - Limitations on duty hours of signal employees
§ 21105 - Limitations on duty hours of dispatching service employees
§ 21106 - Limitations on employee sleeping quarters
§ 21107 - Maximum duty hours and subjects of collective bargaining
§ 21108 - Pilot projects
§ 21301 - Chapter 201 general violations
§ 21303 - Chapter 211 violations
§ 21304 - Willfulness requirement for penalties against individuals
§ 21311 - Records and reports
122 Stat. 4860
122 Stat. 4893
90 Stat. 818
Title 49 published on 2014-10-01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 228 after this date.
This rulemaking is part of FRA's broader initiative to reduce the paperwork burden of its regulations. To support compliance with the Federal hours of service laws, Federal regulations have long required railroads to create and retain records regarding the hours of service of their employees who are covered by those laws (covered service employees). In general, the current regulations require covered service employees whose hours are recorded to sign the record by hand (the traditional, manual system) or “certify” the record using a complex computerized system (an electronic system). FRA proposes to amend these regulations to provide a third, simplified method of compliance, for certain entities. FRA proposes to allow railroads with less than 400,000 employee hours per year, and contractors and subcontractors providing covered service employees to such railroads to use an automated system, in which employees apply their electronic signatures to the automated records, which are stored in a railroad computer system. The proposed rule would not require the use of electronic or automated recordkeeping, would be better tailored to small operations, and is expected, if adopted, to decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping.