DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
49 CFR Part 177
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
49 CFR Part 392
[Docket Numbers PHMSA–2010–0319 (HM–255) & FMCSA–2006–25660]
RIN 2137–AE69 & 2126–AB04 &
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance
AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
SUMMARY: FMCSA and PHMSA propose to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), respectively, to prohibit a motor vehicle driver from entering onto a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through the grade crossing without stopping. This action is in response to section 112 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994. The intent of this rulemaking is to reduce highwayrail grade crossing crashes.