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Subtitle B-Other Regulations

Relating to

Transportation (Continued)

CHAPTER 11-FEDERAL RAILROAD

ADMINISTRATION,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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Informal rules of practice for passenger service......
Formal rules of practice for passenger service.........
Railroad safety enforcement procedures ......
Railroad noise emission compliance regulations .....
Rules of practice...............
State safety participation regulations
Track safety standards ................
Railroad freight car safety standards.
Special notice and emergency order procedures:

railroad track, locomotive and equipment...
Railroad operating rules ......
Railroad operating practices.
Control of alcohol and drug use
Radio standards and procedures
Rear end marking device-passenger, commuter

and freight trains ....
Safety glazing standards-locomotives, passenger

cars and cabooses .......
Railroad accidents/incidents: Reports classifica-

tion, and investigations ...............
Hours of service of railroad employees
Railroad locomotive safety standards
Locomotive inspection
Railroad safety appliance standards.
Railroad power brakes and drawbars
Signal systems reporting requirements.
Instructions governing applications for approval

of a discontinuance or material modification of
a signal system or relief from the requirements

of Part 236 ................
Rules, standards, and instructions governing the

installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair
of signal and train control systems, devices and
appliances

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Administration of Alaska railroads ...............
Guarantee of certificates of trustees of railroads

in reorganization ..............
Loans and guarantee of loans under Rail Passen-

ger Service Act of 1970 ............
Assistance to States and persons in the Northeast

and Midwest region for local rail services under
section 402 of the Regional Rail Reorganization

Act of 1973 ................
Financial assistance for railroad passenger termi-

nals..............
Regulations governing section 505 of the Railroad

Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of

1976, as amended.............
Regulations governing section 511 of the Railroad

Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of

1976, as amended.............
Nondiscrimination in federally assisted railroad

programs....
Assistance to States for local rail service under

section 5 of the Department of Transportation

Act..........
Merger and consolidation procedures..

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PART 200—INFORMAL RULES OF

PRACTICE FOR PASSENGER SERV. ICE

(h) “FRA" means the Federal Railroad Administration.

(i) “Railroad” means a person providing railroad transportation for compensation.

(j) “Shipper" means a person contracting with one or more railroads for freight transportation.

Sec. 200.1 General. 200.3 Definitions. 200.5 Applications. 200.7 Objections. 200.9 Hearings. 200.11 Orders, approvals, and determina

tions. 200.13 Publication.

AUTHORITY: Secs. 402(e) and 406 of Pub. L. 91-518, 84 Stat. 1327, as amended by sec. 10(2) of Pub. L. 93-146, 87 Stat. 548 and sec. 121 of Pub. L. 96–73, 93 Stat. 537 (45 U.S.C. 562(e), 566); 49 CFR 1.49.

SOURCE: 45 FR 64192, Sept. 29, 1980, unless otherwise noted.

8 200.1 General.

This part prescribes procedures under which applications will be received and heard and by which rules and orders will be issued under subsection 402(e) and section 406 of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 562(e) and 566).

8 200.3 Definitions.

(a) “Act" means the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 500 et seq.).

(b) “Administrator" means the Federal Railroad Administrator, the Deputy Administrator of FRA, or the delegate of either.

(c) “Amtrak” means the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

(d) “Amtrak trains" means trains operated by or on behalf of Amtrak.

(e) “Chief Counsel” means the Chief Counsel or Acting Chief Counsel of the FRA.

(f) “Downgrading of a facility" means a reduction in track classification as specified in FRA track safety standards (49 CFR Part 213), or any other change in facilities which may increase the time required for a passenger train to operate over the route on which such facility is located.

(g) “Facility” means railroad tracks, right-of-way, fixed equipment and facilities, real-property appurtenant thereto, and includes signal systems, passenger station and repair tracks, station buildings, platforms, and adjunct facilities such as water, fuel, steam, electric, and air lines.

8 200.5 Applications.

(a) Each application and objection under this part shall be submitted in writing to: Docket Clerk, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590.

(b) Any procedural issues arising from the submission or consideration of applications under this part, such as timeliness and adequacy, shall be heard and decided by the Administration's panel established under $ 200.9.

(c) Any railroad adversely affected by the preference requirement of subsection 402(e) of the Act may apply to the Administrator for an order altering that requirement. Each application shall:

(1) List by endpoints the routes that are so affected; and

(2) Explain for every route listed how the preference requirement of subsection 402(e) will materially lessen the quality of freight service afforded by the applicant to its shippers, including information, data or documents sufficient to support that explanation; and

(3) Include an analysis of whether and by how much Amtrak's compensation to the railroad should be reduced if the preference requirement is altered.

(d) In accordance with section 406 of the Act, any railroad may apply to the Administrator for approval to downgrade or dispose of its facilities. Each application shall:

(1) List the facilities for proposed downgrading or disposal;

(2) Describe and give the location of each such facility and identify the most recent passenger service that made use of such facilities; and

(3) Contain for each facility an analysis of the costs the railroad could avoid if it were not required to maintain or retain the facility in the condi

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