NASA Confidential Close Call Reporting System


NASA, through agreements with the Federal Railroad Administration, is managing, operating, and accepting reports for the Railroad Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). The C3RS is expected to identify issues in the railroad system that could be addressed to provide improvements in safety. Your assistance in informing us about such issues is essential to the success of the project. Please fill out this form as completely as possible.

The FRA has agreed through MOU's with rail carriers that the reports filed with NASA are prohibited from being used for FRA enforcement purposes. This report will not be made available to the FRA for disciplinary actions for violations. Your identity strip, date stamped by NASA, is proof that you have submitted a report to the C3RS. We can only return the ID strip to you if you have provided a mailing address. The information you provide on the identity strip will be used only by NASA to contact you for further information. We can often obtain additional useful information if our safety analysts can talk with you directly by telephone. For this reason, we have requested telephone numbers where we may reach you. THIS IDENTITY STRIP WILL BE RETURNED BY MAIL DIRECTLY TO YOU. The return of the identity strip assures your anonymity.

NOTE: Train Accidents and/or criminal acts should not be reported on this form. Such events should be filed through appropriate authorities.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement - This information collection meets the requirements of 44 U.S.C. § 3507, as amended by section 2 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. You do not need to answer these questions unless we display a valid Office of Management and Budget control number. The OMB control number for this information collection is 2700-0172. We estimate that it will take about 30 minutes to read the instructions, gather the facts, and answer the questions. You may send comments on our time estimate above to:P.O. Box 177 Moffett Field, CA 94035-0177. Send only comments relating to our time estimate to this address.

Thank you for your contribution to railroad safety!
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