Title 49 published on 2014-10-01.
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Title 49 published on 2014-10-01
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2015-08-24; vol. 80 # 163 - Monday, August 24, 2015
80 FR 51180 - Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Comments: Written comments must be received by October 23, 2015. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent possible without incurring additional delay or expense. Public hearing: FRA anticipates being able to resolve this rulemaking without a public hearing. However, if FRA receives a specific request for a public hearing prior to September 23, 2015, one will be scheduled, and FRA will publish a supplemental notice in the Federal Register to inform interested parties of the date, time, and specific location of any such hearing.
49 CFR Part 228
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.