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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC91 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Dispatcher Certification 

This proposed rule would require railroads to have a formal program for certifying dispatchers. As part of the program, railroads would be required to have a formal process for training dispatchers and determining that all persons are competent before permitting them to serve as dispatchers. FRA is proposing this regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as dispatchers, in order to reduce the rate and severity of accidents and incidents and to improve railroad safety.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 245   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103    Pub. L. 110-432, sec. 402   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amanda Maizel
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014