PSHSB Announces Comment and Reply Comment on NPRM re Railroad Police

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND REPLY COMMENT DATES FOR THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING SEEKING COMMENT TO ENABLE RAILROAD POLICE OFFICERS TO ACCESS PUBLIC SAFETY INTEROPERABILITY AND MUTUAL AID CHANNELS; PS Docket No. 15-199; Comments Due: November 13, 2015; Reply Comments Due: November 30, 20151

On September 1, 2015, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in PS Docket No. 15-199 seeking comment on proposals to amend the Commission’s rules in order to enable railroad police officers to access to public safety interoperability and mutual aid channels. The NPRM set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 45 and 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. On September 29, 2015, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of the NPRM and associated comment and reply comment dates. Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before November 13, 2015; and reply comments must be filed on or before November 30, 2015.5 The NPRM sets forth the comment filing instructions.