DAR File No. 42008
This rule was published in the September 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Transportation, Operations, Traffic and Safety
Safety Regulations for Railroads
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 42008
Filed: 08/11/2017 01:35:46 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
After reviewing the rule, the Department of Transportation determined that the rule is no longer needed and should be repealed. The federal regulations that this rule adopts by reference have changed and they no longer apply to the Department.
Summary of the rule or change:
This change repeals the rule entirely.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 72-1-201
- Section 54-4-14
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The Department does not anticipate that this change will result in any additional cost to the state budget. The change may result in savings to the state budget because the Department will no longer need to enforce the federal regulations the rule adopts by reference, but these savings are difficult to measure and since this change eliminates the rule, quantifying any savings is not practical or cost effective.
The Department does not anticipate that this change will result in any additional cost or savings to the the budgets of local governments because the rule does not apply to local governments.
The Department does not anticipate that this change will result in any additional cost or savings to the the budgets of small businesses because the rule does not apply to small businesses. Any effect the rule may have on the budgets of small businesses is derivative and impossible to quantify.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The Department does not anticipate that this change will result in any additional cost or savings to the the budgets of persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities because the rule does not apply to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The Department does not anticipate that this change will result in any compliance costs for persons affected by the rule because the change eliminates the existing rule.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The repeal of Rule R920-51 should have no appreciable or quantifiable affect on business.
Carlos Braceras, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Transportation
Operations, Traffic and Safety
CALVIN L RAMPTON COMPLEX
4501 S 2700 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84119-5998
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Christine Newman at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4026, by FAX at 801-965-4338, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- James Palmer at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4000, by FAX at 801-965-4338, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linda Hull at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4253, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Carlos Braceras, Executive Director
R920. Transportation, Operations, Traffic and Safety.
R920 - 51. Safety Regulations for Railroads.
R920 - 51 - 1. Adoption of Federal Regulations.
Safety Regulations for Railroads, Title 49 Federal
Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation is adopted
by reference as it applies to all private, common, and contract
carriers by rail in Interstate and/or Intrastate
R920 - 51 - 2. Part 200
Informal Rules of Practice for Passenger Service.
A. General B. Definition C. Application D. Objections E. Hearings F. Orders, approvals and determinations G. Publication
R920 - 51 - 3. Part 201
Formal Rules of Practice for Passenger Service.
A. General B. Definitions C. Scope of regulations D. Application E. Notice of hearing F. Notification by interested persons G. Presiding officer H. Direct testimony submitted as written
documents I. Mailing address J. Inspection and copying of documents K. Ex parte communications L. Prehearing conference M. Final agenda of the hearing N. Determination to cancel the hearing O. Rebuttal testimony and new issues of fact in final
agenda P. Waiver of right to participate Q. Conduct of the hearing R. Direct testimony S. Cross
examination T. Oral and written arguments U. Recommended decision, certification of the transcript,
and submission of comments in the recommended decision.
R920-51-4. Railroad Safety Enforcement Procedures.
A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Hazardous Materials Penalties
R920-51-5. Part 210
Railroad Noise Emission Compliance Regulations. A. Subpart A - General Provisions B. Subpart B - Inspection and testing
R920-51-6. Part 211
Rules of Practice. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Rulemaking Procedures C. Subpart C - Waivers D. Subpart D - Emergency Orders E. Subpart E - Miscellaneous Safety - Related Proceedings
and Inquiries F. Subpart F - Interim Procedures for the Review of
R920-51-7. Part 212
State Safety Participation Regulations. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - State/Federal Roles C. Subpart C - State Inspection Personnel D. Subpart D - Grants in Aid
R920-51-8. Part 213
Track Safety Standards. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Roadbed C. Subpart C - Track Geometry D. Subpart D - Track Structure E. Subpart E - Track Appliances and Track Related
Devices F. Subpart F - Inspections
R920-51-9. Part 215
Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Freight Car Components C. Subpart C - Restricted Equipment D. Subpart D - Stenciling
R920-51-10. Part 216
Special Notice and Emergency Order Procedures: Railroad Track,
Locomotive and Equipment. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Special Notice for Repair C. Subpart C - Emergency Order - Track
R920-51-11. Part 217
Railroad Operating Rules. A. Subpart A - General
R920-51-12. Part 218
Railroad Operating Rules. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Blue Signal Protection of Workmen C. Subpart C - Protection of Trains and
R920-51-13. Part 220
Radio Standards and Procedures. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Radio Procedures C. Subpart C - Train Orders
R920-51-14. Part 221
Rear End Marking Device -Passenger, Commuter and Freight Trains. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Marking Devices
R920-51-15. Part 223
Safety Glazing Standards -Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Specific Requirements
R920-51-16. Part 225
Railroad Accidents/Incidents: Reports Classification, and
Investigations. A. Purpose 1. Applicability 2. Definitions 3. Public examination and use of reports 4. Telephonic reports of certain
accidents/incidents 5. Reporting of accidents/incidents 6. Late reports 7. Accident/incidents not to be reported 8. Doubtful cases 9. Primary groups of accidents/incidents 10. Forms 11. Joint operations 12. Recordkeeping 13. Retention of records 14. Penalties
R920-51-17. Part 228
Hours of Service of Railroad Employees. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Records and Reporting C. Subpart C - Construction of Employee Sleeping
R920-51-18. Part 229
Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards. A. Subpart A - General B. Subpart B - Inspections and Tests C. Subpart C - Safety Requirements D. Subpart D - Design Requirements
R920-51-19. Part 230
Locomotive Inspection. A. Steam Powered Locomotives
R920-51-20. Part 231
Railroad Safety Appliance Standards. A. Box and other house cars B. Hopper cars and high-side gondolas with fixed
ends C. Drop-end high-side gondola cars D. Fixed-end low-side gondola and low-side hopper
cars E. Drop-end low-side gondola cars F. Flat cars G. Tank cars with side platforms H. Tank cars without side sills and tank cars with short
side sills and end platforms I. Tank cars without end sills J. Caboose cars with platforms K. Caboose cars without platforms L. Passenger-train cars with wide vestibules M. Passenger-train cars with open-end platforms N. Passenger-train cars without end platforms O. Steam locomotives used in switching service P. Specifications common to all steam
locomotives Q. Cars of special construction R. Definition of "Right" and
"Left" S. Variation in size permitted T. Tank cars without under frames U. Unidirectional passenger-train cars adoptable to
van-type semi-trailer use V. Box and other house cars with roofs, 16 feet 10 inches
or more above top of rail W. Track motorcars (self-propelled 4-wheel cars which can
be removed from the rails by men) X. Pushcars Y. Box and other house cars without roof hatches Z. Box and other house cars with roof hatches AA. Road locomotives with corner stairways AB. Locomotives used in switching service
R920-51-21. Part 232
Railroad Power Brakes and Drawbars. A. Power brakes; minimum percentage B. Drawbars; standard height C. Power brakes and appliances for operating power brake
systems D. Rules for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Air
Brake Equipment E. General rules; locomotives F. Train air brake system tests G. Initial terminal road train airbrake tests H. Road train and intermediate terminal train airbrake
tests I. Inbound brake equipment inspection J. Double heading and helper service K. Running tests L. Freight and passenger train car brakes M. Appendix-Specifications and requirements for power
brakes and appliances for operating power-brake systems for
R920-51-22. Part 233
Signal Systems Reporting Requirements. A. Scope 1. Application 2. Accidents resulting from signal failure 3. Signal failure reports 4. Annual reports 5. Civil penalty 6. Criminal penalty
R920-51-23. Part 235
Instructions Governing Applications for Approval of a
Discontinuance or Material Modification for a Signal
System. A. Scope 1. Discontinuance or modification requiring filing of
application 2. Discontinuance or modification not requiring filing of
application 3. Form of application 4. Contents of application 5. Additional required information-prints 6. Filing procedure 7. Notice 8. Protests
R920 - 51 - 24. Part 236
Installation, Specification, Maintenance, and Repair of
Systems, Devices and Appliances.
A. Applicability of this part, relief and instructions
governing applications for relief B. Subpart A
Rules and Instructions: All Systems C. Subpart B
Automatic Block Signal System D. Subpart C
Interlocking E. Subpart D
Traffic Control Systems F. Subpart E
Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal
Systems G. Subpart F
Dragging Equipment and Slide Detectors and Other Similar
Protective Devices H. Subpart G
KEY: railroads, safety regulation
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 1987
Notice of Continuation: August 1, 2012
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 72
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Christine Newman at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4026, by FAX at 801-965-4338, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; James Palmer at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4000, by FAX at 801-965-4338, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Linda Hull at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4253, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.