49 CFR Part 231, Appendix A to Part 231 - Schedule of Civil Penalties 1

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Appendix A to Part 231—Schedule of Civil Penalties 1
FRA safety appliance defect code section 2 Violation Willful violation
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 $105,000 for any violation where circumstances warrant. See 49 CFR part 209, appendix A.
2 This schedule uses section numbers from FRA's Safety Appliance Defect Code, a restatement of the CFR text in a reorganized format. For convenience, and as an exception to FRA's general policy, penalty citations will cite the defect code rather than the CFR. FRA reserves the right, should litigation become necessary, to substitute in its complaint the CFR and/or statutory citation in place of the defect code section cited in the penalty demand letter.
110.A1Hand Brake or Hand Brake Part Missing $5,000 $7,500
110.A2Hand Brake or Hand Brake Part Broken 5,000 7,500
110.A3Hand Brake or Hand Brake Part Loose or Worn 2,500 5,000
110.B1Hand Brake Inoperative 5,000 7,500
110.B2Hand Brake Inefficient 2,500 5,000
110.B3Hand Brake Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
110.B4Hand Brake Incorrectly located 2,500 5,000
110.B5Hand Brake Shaft Welded or Wrong Dimension 2,500 5,000
110.B6Hand Brake Shaft Not Retained in Operating Position 2,500 5,000
110.B8Hand Brake or Hand Brake Parts Wrong Design 2,500 5,000
114.B2Hand Brake Wheel or Lever Has Insufficient Clearance Around Rim or Handle 2,500 5,000
114.B3Hand Brake Wheel/Lever Clearance Insufficient to Vertical Plane Through Inside Face of Knuckle 2,500 5,000
120.A1Brake Step Missing Except by Design 5,000 7,500
120.A2Brake Step or Brace Broken or Decayed 2,500 5,000
120.A3Brake Step or Brace Loose 2,500 5,000
120.B1Brake Step or Brace Bent 2,500 5,000
120.B2Brake Step or Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
120.C1Brake Step Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
120.C2Brake Step Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
120.C3Brake Step With Less Than 4″ Clearance to Vertical Plane Through Inside Face of Knuckle 2,500 5,000
120.C4Brake Step Obstructed or Otherwise Unsafe 2,500 5,000
124.A1Running Board Missing or Part Missing Except By Design 5,000 7,500
124.A2Running Board Broken or Decayed 5,000 7,500
124.A3Running Board Loose Presents a Tripping Hazard or Other Unsafe Condition 2,500 5,000
124.A4Running Board Wrong Material 2,500 5,000
124.B1Running Board Bent to the Extent that It is Unsafe 2,500 5,000
124.B2Running Board Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
124.B3Running Board Wrong Location 2,500 5,000
124.C1Running Board Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
124.C2Running Board Obstructed 2,500 5,000
126.A1End Platform Missing or Part Except By Design 5,000 7,500
126.A2End Platform Broken or Decayed 5,000 7,500
126.A3End Platform Loose 2,500 5,000
126.B1End Platform or Brace Bent 2,500 5,000
126.B2End Platform Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
126.C1End Platform Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
126.C2End Platform With Less Than Required Clearance to Vertical Plane Through Inside Knuckle 2,500 5,000
126.C3End Platform Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
126.C4End Platform Obstructed 5,000 7,500
128.A1Platform or Switching Step Missing 5,000 7,500
128.A2Platform or Switching Step Broken or Decayed 5,000 7,500
128.A3Platform or Switching Step Loose 2,500 5,000
128.B1Platform or Switching Step Bent 2,500 5,000
128.B2Platform or Switching Step Does Not Meet the Required Location or Dimensions 2,500 5,000
128.C1Platform or Switching Step Improperly Applied or Repaired 2,500 5,000
128.C2Platform or Switching Step Obstructed 2,500 5,000
128.D1Switching Step Back Stop or Kick Plate Missing 2,500 5,000
128.D2Switching Step Not Illuminated When Required 2,500 5,000
128.D3Non-Illuminated Step Not Painted Contrasting Color 1,000 2,000
130.A1Sill Step or Additional Tread, Missing 5,000 7,500
130.A2Sill Step or Additional Tread, Broken 5,000 7,500
130.A3Sill Step or Additional Tread, Loose 2,500 5,000
130.B1Sill Step or Additional Tread, Bent 2,500 5,000
130.B2Sill Step or Additional Tread, Having Wrong Dimensions or Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
130.B3Sill Step Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
132.A1Side Missing Step 5,000 7,500
132.A2Side Door Step Broken 5,000 7,500
132.A3Side Door Step Loose 2,500 5,000
132.B1Side Door Step Bent 2,500 5,000
132.B2Side Door Step Having Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
134.A1Ladder Missing 5,000 7,500
134.A2Ladder Broken 5,000 7,500
134.A3Ladder Loose 2,500 5,000
134.B1Ladder Bent 2,500 5,000
134.B2Ladder Having Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
134.C1Ladder Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
134.C2Ladder Having Insufficient Clearance or Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
134.C3Ladder Wrong Design 2,500 5,000
134.C4Ladder Wrong Material 2,500 5,000
134.D1End Clearance Insufficient 2,500 5,000
136.A1Ladder Tread or Handholds Missing 5,000 7,500
136.A2Ladder Tread or Handhold Broken 5,000 7,500
136.A3Ladder Tread or Handhold Loose Except By Design 2,500 5,000
136.B1Ladder Tread or Handhold Bent to The Extent That It May Be Unsafe 2,500 5,000
136.B2Ladder Tread or Handhold Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
136.C1Ladder Tread or Handhold Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
136.C2Ladder Tread or Handhold Having Wrong Clearance 2,500 5,000
136.C3Ladder or Handhold Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
136.C4Ladder Tread or Handhold Obstructed 2,500 5,000
136.C5Ladder Tread Without Footguards 2,500 5,000
138.A1Hand or Safety Railing Missing 5,000 7,500
138.A2Hand or Safety Railing Broken 5,000 7,500
138.A3Hand or Safety Railing Loose Except by Design 2,500 5,000
138.B1Hand or Safety Railing Bent 2,500 5,000
138.B2Hand or Safety Railing Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
138.C1Hand or Safety Railing Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
138.C2Hand or Safety Railing Having Less Than the Required Clearance 2,500 5,000
138.C3Hand or Safety Railing Improperly Located 2,500 5,000
140.A1Uncoupling Lever Missing 2,500 5,000
140.A2Uncoupling Lever Broken or Disconnected 2,500 5,000
140.B1Uncoupling Lever Bent Will not Safely and Reasonably Function As Intended 2,500 5,000
140.C1Uncoupling Lever Bracket Bent Lever Will Not Function Properly 2,500 5,000
140.C2Uncoupling Lever Bracket Broken or Missing 2,500 5,000
140.D1Uncoupling Lever Wrong Dimension 2,500 5,000
140.D2Uncoupling Lever With Improper Handle Clearance 2,500 5,000
144.A1Coupler Missing 5,000 7,500
144.B1Coupler Height Incorrect 2,500 5,000
144.C1Coupler Inoperative 2,500 5,000
145.A1Kick Plates Missing 2,500 5,000
145.A2Kick Plates Broken 2,500 5,000
145.B1Kick Plates Wrong Dimensions 2,500 5,000
145.B2Kick Plates Improper Clearance 2,500 5,000
145.B3Kick Plates Insecure Or Improperly Applied 2,500 5,000
146.ANotice or Stencil not Posted on Cabooses with Running Boards Removed 1,000 2,000
146.BSafe Means not Provided to Clean or Maintain Windows of Caboose 1,000 2,000
231.31Drawbars, standard height 2,500 5,000
[53 FR 52933, Dec. 29, 1988, as amended at 63 FR 11623, Mar. 10, 1998; 66 FR 4193, Jan. 17, 2001; 73 FR 79703, Dec. 30, 2008; 77 FR 24421, Apr. 24, 2012; 77 FR 26704, May 7, 2012]

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