49 CFR Part 214, Appendix A to Part 214 - Schedule of Civil Penalties 1

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Appendix A to Part 214—Schedule of Civil Penalties 1
Section Violation Willful
1 A penalty may be assessed against an individual only for a willful violation. The Administrator reserves the right to assess a penalty of up to $100,000 for any violation where circumstances warrant. See 49 CFR part 209, appendix A. Failure to observe any condition(s) of an exception set forth in paragraph (e) of § 214.336 will deprive the railroad or contractor of the benefit of the exception and make the railroad or contractor, and any responsible individuals, liable for penalty under the particular regulatory section(s) from which the exception would otherwise have granted relief.
2 The penalty schedule uses section numbers from 49 CFR part 214. If more than one item is listed as a type of violation of a given section, each item is also designated by a “penalty code,” which is used to facilitate assessment of civil penalties, and which may or may not correspond to any subsection designation(s). For convenience, penalty citations will cite the CFR section and the penalty code, if any. FRA reserves the right, should litigation become necessary, to substitute in its complaint the CFR citation in place of the combined CFR and penalty code citation, should they differ.
Subpart B—Bridge Worker Safety Standards
214.103 Fall protection:
(i) Failure to provide fall protection $5,000 $10,000
(ii) Failure to use fall protection 2,500
214.105 Standards and practices:
(a) General:
(1) Fall protection used for other purposes 2,500 5,000
(2) Failure to remove from service 2,500 5,000
(3) Failure to protect from deterioration 2,500 5,000
(4) Failure to inspect and remove 5,000 10,000
(5) Failure to train 5,000 10,000
(6) Failure to provide for prompt rescue 5,000 10,000
(7) Failure to prevent damage 2,500 5,000
(8) Failure to use proper connectors 2,500 5,000
(9) Failure to use proper anchorages 2,500 5,000
(b) Fall arrest system:
(1)-(17) Failure to provide conforming equipment 2,500 5,000
(c) Safety net systems:
(1) Failure to install close to workplace 2,500 5,000
(2) Failure to provide fall arrest if over 30 feet 5,000 10,000
(3) Failure to provide for unobstructed fall 5,000 10,000
(4) Failure to test 2,500 5,000
(5) Failure to use proper equipment 2,500 5,000
(6) Failure to prevent contact with surface below 5,000 10,000
(7) Failure to properly install 5,000 10,000
(8) Failure to remove defective nets 5,000 10,000
(9) Failure to inspect 5,000 10,000
(10) Failure to remove objects 1,000 2,500
(11)-(13) Failure to use conforming equipment 2,500 10,000
214.107 Working over water:
(a)(i) Failure to provide life vest 5,000 10,000
(ii) Failure to use life vest 1,500
(c) Failure to inspect 2,500 5,000
(e)(i) Failure to provide ring bouys 5,000 10,000
(ii) Failure to use ring bouys 1,500
(f)(i) Failure to provide skiff 1,000 2,500
(ii) Failure to use skiff 1,500
214.109 Scaffolding:
(a)-(f) Failure to provide conforming equipment 2,500 5,000
214.113 Head protection:
(a)(i) Failure to provide 2,500 5,000
(ii) Failure to use 1,500
(b) or (c) Failure to provide conforming equipment 2,500 5,000
214.115 Foot protection:
(a)(i) Failure to require use of 2,500 5,000
(ii) Failure to use 1,500
214.117 Eye and face protection:
(a)(i) Failure to provide 2,500 5,000
(ii) Failure to use 1,500
(b) Failure to use conforming equipment 2,500 5,000
(c) Use of defective equipment 2,500 5,000
(d) Failure to provide for corrective lenses 2,500 5,000
Subpart C—Roadway Worker Protection Rule
214.303 Railroad on-track safety programs, generally:
(a) Failure of a railroad to implement an On-track Safety Program 10,000 20,000
(b) On-track Safety Program of a railroad includes no internal monitoring procedure 5,000 10,000
214.305 Compliance Dates:
Failure of a railroad to comply by the specified dates 5,000 10,000
214.307 Review and approval of individual on-track safety programs by FRA:
(a)(i) Failure to notify FRA of adoption of On-track Safety Program 1,000 5,000
(ii) Failure to designate primary person to contact for program review 1,000 2,000
214.309 On-track safety program documents:
(1) On-track Safety Manual not provided to prescribed employees 2,000 5,000
(2) On-track Safety Program documents issued in fragments 2,000 5,000
214.311 Responsibility of employers:
(b) Roadway worker required by employer to foul a track during an unresolved challenge 5,000 10,000
(c) Roadway workers not provided with written procedure to resolve challenges of on-track safety procedures 5,000 10,000
214.313 Responsibility of individual roadway workers:
(b) Roadway worker fouling a track when not necessary in the performance of duty 1,000
(c) Roadway worker fouling a track without ascertaining that provision is made for on-track safety 1,500
(d) Roadway worker failing to notify employer of determination of improper on-track safety provisions 3,000
214.315Supervision and communication:
(a)(1) Complete failure of employer to provide on-track safety job briefing 5,000 10,000
(a)(2) Partial failure of employer to provide on-track safety job briefing 2,000 4,000
214.317 On-track safety procedures, generally:
On-track safety rules conflict with this part 5,000 10,000
214.319 Working limits, generally:
(a) Non-qualified roadway worker in charge of working limits 5,000 10,000
(b) More than one roadway worker in charge of working limits on the same track segment 2,000 5,000
(c)(1) Working limits released without notifying all affected roadway workers 5,000 10,000
(2) Working limits released before all affected roadway workers are otherwise protected 5,000 10,000
214.321 Exclusive track occupancy:
(b) Improper transmission of authority for exclusive track occupancy 2,000 5,000
(b)(1) Failure to repeat authority for exclusive track occupancy to issuing employee 1,500
(2) Failure to retain possession of written authority for exclusive track occupancy 1,000
(3) Failure to record authority for exclusive track occupancy when issued 2,000
(c) Limits of exclusive track occupancy not identified by proper physical features 2,000 4,000
(d)(1) Movement authorized into limits of exclusive track occupancy without authority of roadway worker in charge 5,000 10,000
(2) Movement authorized within limits of exclusive track occupancy without authority of roadway worker in charge 5,000 10,000
(3) Movement within limits of exclusive track occupancy exceeding restricted speed without authority of roadway worker in charge 5,000 10,000
214.323 Foul time:
(a) Foul time authority overlapping movement authority of train or equipment 5,000 10,000
(b) Failure to repeat foul time authority to issuing employee 1,500
214.325 Train coordination:
(a) Train coordination limits established where more than one train is authorized to operate 1,500 4,000
(b)(1) Train coordination established with train not visible to roadway worker at the time 1,500
(2) Train coordination established with moving train 1,500
(3) Coordinated train moving without authority of roadway worker in charge 2,000 5,000
(4) Coordinated train releasing movement authority while working limits are in effect 3,000 6,000
214.327 Inaccessible track:
(a) Improper control of entry to inaccessible track 3,000 6,000
(5) Remotely controlled switch not properly secured by control operator 3,000 6,000
(b) Train or equipment moving within inaccessible track limits without permission of roadway worker in charge 3,000 6,000
(c) Unauthorized train or equipment located within inaccessible track limits 2,000 5,000
214.329 Train approach warning provided by watchmen/lookouts:
(a) Failure to give timely warning of approaching train 5,000
(b)(1) Failure of watchman/lookout to give full attention to detecting approach of train 3,000
(2) Assignment of other duties to watchman/lookout 3,000 5,000
(c) Failure to provide proper warning signal devices 2,000 5,000
(d) Failure to maintain position to receive train approach warning signal 2,000
(e) Failure to communicate proper warning signal 1,500 3,000
(f)(1) Assignment of non-qualified person as watchman/lookout 3,000 5,000
(2) Non-qualified person accepting assignment as watchman/lookout 1,500
(g) Failure to properly equip a watchman/lookout 2,000 4,000
214.331 Definite train location:
(a) Definite train location established where prohibited 3,000 5,000
(b) Failure to phase out definite train location by required date 3,000 5,000
(d)(1) Train location information issued by unauthorized person 2,000 5,000
(2) Failure to include all trains operated on train location list 3,000 5,000
(5) Failure to clear a by ten minutes at the last station at which time is shown 2,000
(6) Train passing station before time shown in train location list 3,000 5,000
(7) Non-qualified person using definite train location to establish on- track safety 2,000 3,000
214.333 Informational line-ups of trains:
(a) Informational line-ups of trains used for on-track safety where prohibited 3,000 5,000
(b) Informational line-up procedures inadequate to protect roadway workers 5,000 10,000
(c) Failure to discontinue informational line-ups by required date 5,000 10,000
214.335 On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups :
(a) Failure to provide on-track safety for a member of a roadway work group 3,000 5,000
(b) Member of roadway work group fouling a track without authority of employee in charge 2,000
214.336On-track safety procedures for certain roadway work groups and adjacent tracks:
(a)(1) Failure to establish on-track safety for each adjacent controlled track as required under this section 5,000 10,000
(2)(i) Failure to implement the more restrictive procedures required by paragraph (b) during special circumstance of concurrent movement(s) on two adjacent controlled tracks where one movement is authorized or permitted at a speed over 25 mph 1,500 3,000
(ii) Failure to establish on-track safety on an adjacent track that is non-controlled and spaced 19 feet or less from the occupied track for special circumstance where there is a controlled track on the opposite side of an occupied track 2,000 4,000
(b)(1) Failure of roadway worker to cease work and occupy a predetermined place of safety upon receiving a warning or notification of train or other on-track equipment movement(s) on an adjacent controlled track 5,000 10,000
(2) Resumption of work before trailing-end of all applicable movements has passed the roadway worker 5,000 10,000
(c) Failure to maintain 25-foot spacing between on-track, self-propelled equipment or coupled equipment and roadway worker(s) on the occupied track during an adjacent-controlled-track movement at 25 mph or less 2,000 4,000
(d) Failure to implement on-track safety procedures on an adjacent track when deemed necessary by the roadway worker in charge of providing on-track safety for a roadway work group 2,000 4,000
(e) (1) (1)
(f) Roadway maintenance machine component fouling an adjacent controlled track without working limits or with movements permitted within working limits 5,000 10,000
214.337 On-track safety procedures for lone workers:
(b) Failure by employer to permit individual discretion in use of individual train detection 5,000 10,000
(c)(1) Individual train detection used by non-qualified employee 2,000 4,000
(2) Use of individual train detection while engaged in heavy or distracting work 2,000
(3) Use of individual train detection in controlled point or manual interlocking 2,000
(4) Use of individual train detection with insufficient visibility 2,000
(5) Use of individual train detection with interfering noise 2,000
(6) Use of individual train detection while a train is passing 3,000
(d) Failure to maintain access to place of safety clear of live tracks 2,000
(e) Lone worker unable to maintain vigilant lookout 2,000
(f)(1) Failure to prepare written statement of on-track safety 1,500
(2) Incomplete written statement of on-track safety 1,000
(3) Failure to produce written statement of on-track safety to FRA 1,500
214.339 Audible warning from trains:
(a) Failure to require audible warning from trains 2,000 4,000
(b) Failure of train to give audible warning where required 1,000 3,000
214.341 Roadway maintenance machines:
(a) Failure of on-track safety program to include provisions for safety near roadway maintenance machines 3,000 5,000
(b) Failure to provide operating instructions 2,000 4,000
(1) Assignment of non-qualified employee to operate machine 2,000 5,000
(2) Operator unfamiliar with safety instructions for machine 2,000 5,000
(3) Roadway worker working with unfamiliar machine 2,000 5,000
(c) Roadway maintenance machine not clear of passing trains 3,000 6,000
214.343 Training and qualification, general:
(a)(1) Failure of railroad program to include training provisions 5,000 10,000
(2) Failure to provide initial training 3,000 6,000
(b) Failure to provide annual training 2,500 5,000
(c) Assignment of non-qualified railroad employees to provide on-track safety 4,000 8,000
(d)(1) Failure to maintain records of qualifications 2,000 4,000
(2) Incomplete records of qualifications 1,000 3,000
(3) Failure to provide records of qualifications to FRA 2,000 4,000
214.345 Training for all roadway workers
214.347 Training and qualification for lone workers
214.349 Training and qualification of watchmen/lookouts
214.351 Training and qualification of flagmen
214.353 Training and qualification of roadway workers who provide on-track safety for roadway work groups
214.355 Training and qualification in on-track safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines
Subpart D—On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines and Hi-Rail Vehicles
214.503Good-faith challenges; procedures for notification and resolution:
(a) Failure of employee to notify employer that the machine or vehicle does not comply with this subpart or has a condition inhibiting safe operation 4,000
(b) Roadway worker required to operate machine or vehicle when good-faith challenge not resolved 5,000 10,000
(c) Failure of employer to have or follow written procedures to resolve good-faith challenges 5,000 10,000
214.505Required environmental control and protection systems for new on-track roadway maintenance machines with enclosed cabs:
(a) Failure to equip new machines with required systems 5,000 10,000
(b) Failure of new or existing machines to protect employees from exposure to air contaminants 5,000 10,000
(c) Failure of employer to maintain required list of machines or make list available 2,000 4,000
(d) Removal of “designated machine” from list before retired or sold 2,000 4,000
(e) Personal respiratory protective equipment not provided when ventilation system fails 5,000 10,000
(f) Personal respiratory protective equipment fails to meet required standards 5,000 10,000
(g) Other new machines with enclosed cabs not equipped with operable heating and ventilation systems 5,000 10,000
(h) Non-enclosed station not equipped with covering, where feasible 5,000 10,000
214.507Required safety equipment for new on-track roadway maintenance machines:
(a)(1)-(5) Failure to equip new machine or provide protection as specified in these paragraphs 5,000 10,000
(a)(6)-(7) Failure to equip new machine with first-aid kit or operative and charged fire extinguisher 2,500 5,000
(b) Position for operator to stand not properly equipped to provide safe and secure position 5,000 10,000
(c) New machine not equipped with accurate speed indicator, as required. 2,500 5,000
(d) As-built light weight not conspicuously displayed on new machine 2,500 5,000
214.509Required visual illumination and reflective devices for new on-track roadway maintenance machines 2,500 5,000
214.511Required audible warning devices for new on-track roadway maintenance machines 5,000 10,000
214.513Retrofitting of existing on-track roadway maintenance machines; general:
(a) Failure to provide safe and secure position and protection from moving parts 2,000 4,000 inside cab for each roadway worker transported on machine 5,000 10,000
(b) Horn or other audible warning device is missing, inoperable, or has non-compliant triggering mechanism 2,500 5,000
(c) Illumination device or portable light missing, inoperable, improperly secured, or incapable of illuminating track as required 2,500 5,000
214.515Overhead covers for existing on-track roadway maintenance machines:
(a) Failure to repair, reinstall, or maintain overhead cover as required 5,000 10,000
(b) Failure to provide written response to operator's request within 60 days 2,000 4,000
214.517Retrofitting of existing on-track roadway maintenance machines manufactured on or after January 1, 1991:
(a) Failure to equip machine with change-of-direction alarm or rearward viewing device. 5,000 10,000
(b) Failure to equip machine with operative heater 5,000 10,000
(c) Failure to display light weight of machine as required 2,500 5,000
(d) Failure to equip machine with reflective material, reflective device, or operable brake lights 5,000 10,000
(e) Failure to install or replace safety glass as required 5,000 10,000
(f) Failure to equip machine with turntable restraint device or warning light as required 5,000 10,000
214.518Safe and secure position for riders 5,000 10,000
214.519Floors, decks, stairs, and ladders for on-track roadway maintenance machines 5,000 10,000
214.521Flagging equipment for on-track roadway maintenance machines and hi-rail vehicles 2,500 5,000
214.523Hi-rail vehicles:
(a) Failure to inspect hi-rail gear annually 5,000 10,000
(b) Failure to maintain inspection record or make record available to FRA 2,000 4,000
(c) Failure to equip new hi-rail vehicle with alarm and light or beacon as required 2,500 5,000
(d)(2) Failure of operator to tag, date or report non-complying condition 2,000 4,000
(d)(3) Failure to repair or replace non-complying alarms, lights or beacons as required 2,500 5,000
214.525Towing with on-track roadway maintenance machines or hi-rail vehicles 5,000 10,000
214.527On-track roadway maintenance machines; inspection for compliance and schedule for repairs:
(a) Failure of operator to check on-track roadway maintenance machine for compliance 2,000 4,000
(b) Failure of oeprator to tag, date, or report noncomplying condition 2,000 4,000
(c)(1)-(4) Failure to meet requirements for operating on-track roadway maintenance machine with non-complying headlights, work lights, horn, fire extinguisher, alarm, warning light, or beacon 2,500 5,000
(c)(5) Failure to repair or replace defective or missing operator's seat within required time period 5,000 10,000
214.529In-service failure of primary braking system 5,000 10,000
214.531Schedule of repairs; general 2,500 5,000
214.533Schedule of repairs subject to availability of parts:
(a)-(c) Failure to order necessary part(s), make repair(s), or remove on-track roadway maintenance machine or hi-rail vehicle from service as required 2,500 5,000
(d) Failure to maintain record or make record available to FRA 2,000 4,000
[57 FR 28127, June 24, 1992, as amended at 61 FR 65981, Dec. 16, 1996; 63 FR 11620, Mar. 10, 1998; 68 FR 44412, July 28, 2003; 69 FR 8839, Feb. 26, 2004; 69 FR 30593, May 28, 2004; 73 FR 79701, Dec. 30, 2008; 77 FR 24419, Apr. 24, 2012; 76 FR 74619, Nov. 30, 2011]

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