Rail Safety and Advisory Committee, or RSAC, is a mechanism created to address the need for a more cooperative approach to FRA rulemaking.  Officially established in 1996, RSAC is composed of representatives from all facets of the railroad industry, from railroads to labor to industry associations.  It is chaired by the FRA Associate Administrator for Safety.  The NRC is a voting member of RSAC, and, through this process, we help to ensure the creation of effective regulatory regimes that do not impose undue burdens on rail contractors.  The NRC sits on a number of RSAC Working Groups created to deal with the specifics of certain RSAC tasks.