A regulation is a statement of an agency's rules as published in the Federal
Register and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. As authorized by
Congress, under federal law, the Railroad Retirement Board may prescribe such
rules and regulations as is necessary or appropriate to carry out its functions.
Legally, these rules have the "force and effect of law." Listed below are the
rules and regulations recently passed and proposed. A brief description and a
link to the applicable section of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or U. S.
Code (U.S.C.) is provided.
Recent Rules and Regulations
20 CFR Part 230
Reduction and Nonpayment of Annuities by Reason of Work
Proposed rule; withdrawal
February 21, 2007
This regulation was previously published as a proposed rule on
August 16, 1995 (60 FR 42482). The Railroad Retirement
Board has determined not to go final with this proposed rule and
hereby withdraws the proposed rule to amend 20 CFR Part 230.
20 CFR Parts 260 and 320
Requests for Reconsideration and Appeals within
Effective Date: September 22,
The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) amends its
regulations to include video teleconferencing as an option for
hearings of appeals under the Railroad Retirement Act and
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. The Board's hearings
officers will determine if a hearing should be scheduled using
this option, rather than a telephone conference call, hearing,
or an in person hearing.
20 CFR Part 341
Electronic Filing of Settlement and Final
Judgment Notices by Railroad Employers
Effective Date: September
The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) amends its regulations to include the option of
electronic notification by railroad employers of settlements and
final judgments based on an injury for which sickness
benefits have been paid under the Railroad Unemployment
Insurance Act (RUIA). Part 341currently requires that
notifications of settlements and final judgments be submitted to
the Board in writing. This rule allows these
notifications to be made by railroad employers either in writing
or by sending an electronic message, e.g., via e-mail.
20 CFR Part 20
Electronic Filing of Reconsideration Requests by Railroad
Effective Date: September
The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) amends its regulations to
include the option of electronic filing by railroad employers of
requests for reconsideration of initial decisions under the
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). Part 320
currently requires that reconsideration requests be submitted in
writing. The amended rule allows reconsideration requests
to be made by railroad employers either in writing or
electronically. In addition, Sec. 320.10 (c) and 320.10
(d) inadvertently contain inaccurate references. This
amended rule corrects those references.