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R920. Transportation, Operations, Traffic and Safety.

Rule R920-30. State Safety Oversight.

As in effect on April 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R920-30-1. Regulatory Authority.

The purpose of this rule is to incorporate by reference the Federal Transit Administration standards for State Safety Oversight (04/15/2016). This rule is authorized or required by 49 U.S.C. 5330; 49 CFR 659; 49 CFR 674; Utah Code Sections 72-1-201, 72-1-208, and 72-1-214.

R920-30-2. Purpose and Scope.

(1) This rule, R920-30, establishes the standard of the State of Utah oversight required to implement the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 5329(e), 49 U.S.C. 5330, and 49 CFR Part 674, Rail Fixed Guideway Systems, State Safety Oversight.

(2) This rule applies to the Utah Transit Authority ("UTA"), the public transportation agency operating rail fixed guideway systems in the State of Utah.

(3) The Utah Department of Transportation (the "Department") exercises jurisdiction over safety of equipment and operations of the UTA pursuant to Utah Code Section 72-1-214. In addition, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 674, the Department has authority to investigate any allegation of noncompliance with the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.

(4) Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 674, the Department is responsible for establishing minimum standards for rail safety practices and procedures to be used by the UTA. The Department's program standard is consistent with the National Public Transportation Safety Plan, the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program, and the rules for Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans. The Department also must oversee the execution of these practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the provisions of 49 CFR Part 674.

(5) Where revisions to this rule, R920-30, are necessary, the Department will conduct a rulemaking proceeding, in accordance with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, Utah Code Sections 63G-3-101-702.

(6) The Department and the UTA must operate as legally and financially independent entities.

(7) The Department does not and must not employ any individual who is also responsible for administering or providing services to the UTA.

(8) The Department will submit an annual report summarizing the oversight activities related to the UTA of the safety of the rail fixed guideway system to the Federal Transit Administration and the Governor as required by 49 CFR Part 674.

R920-30-3. Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.

(1) The UTA shall develop and implement a written Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) that conforms to the requirements of 49 CFR Part 673, Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan within two calendar years after publication of 49 CFR Part 673.

(2) Prior to the development and implementation of its PTASP, the UTA shall continue to maintain, update, and implement its written System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) pursuant to 49 CFR Part 659 (April 29, 2005), which is incorporated by reference.

(3) The UTA shall submit the SSPP or PTASP to the Department for review and approval prior to its implementation. The SSPP or PTASP should be submitted in electronic format via email to the Department. Supporting procedures and referenced materials may be submitted in hard copy, by fax, mail, email, or in-hand delivery.

(4) The UTA shall submit an updated SSPP or PTASP, and any accompanying procedures, for Department review and approval on or before February 1st of each year. If no updates are required, the UTA shall so notify the Department in writing before February 1st of each year.

(5) Should the UTA update the SSPP or PTASP outside the annual review cycle, either upon its own initiative or upon the written request of the Department for modifications to the SSPP or PTASP, the UTA shall submit a revised SSPP or PTASP to the Department. The SSPP or PTASP should be submitted in electronic format via email to the Department within 30 calendar days of the event requiring the changes. Supporting procedures and referenced materials may be submitted in hard copy, by fax, mail, email, or in-hand delivery.

R920-30-4. Incorporation by Reference of Federal Regulation.

The Federal Transit Administration, State Safety Oversight, Final Rule, Title 49 CFR Part 674 (eff. April 15, 2016) as it applies to the management of the State Safety Oversight Program, is incorporated by reference as the minimum standard for state safety oversight of rail fixed guideway systems in Utah.

KEY

state safety oversight, transit, safety

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 12, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

72-1-201; 72-1-208; 72-1-214


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R920, please contact the promulgating agency (Transportation, Operations, Traffic and Safety). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.