Notice of the Department of Transportation's Decision on ECP Braking

  • 06
  • Dec
  • 2017
DOCKET NUMBER: PHMSA-2017-0102; Notice No. 2017-12
SUBJECT: Braking Systems
KEYWORDS: Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes, ECP, ECP Brakes
ABSTRACT: In this notice, the Department of Transportation is announcing that after careful review, and as mandated by Section 7311 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Department of Transportation has reviewed the final updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and determined that the HM-251 Final Rule's electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake requirements are not economically justified. As the expected benefits do not exceed the expected costs, PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will initiate a rulemaking to rescind the necessary regulatory provisions.