49 CFR Part 234, Appendix A to Part 234 - Schedule of Civil Penalties 1

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Appendix A to Part 234—Schedule of Civil Penalties 1
Section Violation Willfulviolation
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.
Subpart B—Reports
234.7Accidents involving grade crossing signal failure $5,000 $7,500
234.9Grade crossing signal system failure reports 2,500 5,000
Subpart C—Response to Reports of Warning System Malfunction
Sec.
234.101Employee notification rules 2,500 5,000
234.103Timely response to report of malfunction 2,500 5,000
234.105Activation failure
(a) Failure to notify—train crews 5,000 7,500
Other railroads 5,000 7,500
(b) Failure to notify law enforcement agency 2,500 5,000
(c) Failure to comply with—flagging requirements 5,000 5,000
Speed restrictions 5,000 7,500
(d) Failure to activate horn or whistle 5,000 7,500
234.106Partial activation
(a) Failure to notify—train crews 5,000 7,500
Other railroads 5,000 7,500
(b) Failure to notify law enforcement agency 2,500 5,000
(c) Failure to comply with—flagging requirements speed restrictions 5,000 7,500
(d) Failure to activate horn or whistle 5,000 7,500
234.107False activation
(a) Failure to notify—train crews 5,000 7,500
Other railroads 5,000 7,500
(b) Failure to notify law enforcement agency 2,500 5,000
(c) Failure to comply with—flagging requirements 5,000 7,500
Speed restrictions 5,000 7,500
(d) Failure to activate horn or whistle 5,000 7,500
234.109Recordkeeping 1,000 2,000
Subpart D—Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing
Maintenance Standards:
234.201Location of plans 1,000 2,000
234.203Control circuits 1,000 2,000
234.205Operating characteristics of warning system apparatus 2,500 5,000
234.207Adjustment, repair, or replacement of component 2,500 5,000
234.209Interference with normal functioning of system 5,000 7,500
234.211Locking of warning system apparatus 1,000 2,000
234.213Grounds 1,000 2,000
234.215Standby power system 5,000 7,500
234.217Flashing light units 1,000 2,000
234.219Gate arm lights and light cable 1,000 2,000
234.221Lamp voltage 1,000 2,000
234.223Gate arm 1,000 2,000
234.225Activation of warning system 5,000 7,500
234.227Train detection apparatus 2,500 5,000
234.229Shunting sensitivity 2,500 5,000
234.231Fouling wires 1,000 2,000
234.233Rail joints 1,000 2,000
234.235Insulated rail joints 1,000 2,000
234.237Switch equipped with circuit controller 1,000 2,000
234.239Tagging of wires and interference of wires or tags with signal apparatus 1,000 2,000
234.241Protection of insulated wire; splice in underground wire 1,000 2,000
234.243Wire on pole line and aerial cable 1,000 2,000
234.245Signs 1,000 2,000
Inspections and Tests:
234.247Purpose of inspections and tests; removal from service of relay or device failing to meet test requirements 2,500 5,000
234.249Ground tests 2,500 5,000
234.251Standby power 5,000 7,500
234.253Flashing light units and lamp voltage 1,000 2,000
234.255Gate arm and gate mechanism 1,000 2,000
234.257Warning system operation 2,500 5,000
234.259Warning time 1,000 2,000
234.261Highway traffic signal pre-emption 1,000 2,000
234.263Relays 1,000 2,000
234.265Timing relays and timing devices 1,000 2,000
234.267Insulation resistance tests, wires in trunking and cables 2,500 5,000
234.269Cut-out circuits 1,000 2,000
234.271Insulated rail joints, bond wires, and track connections 2,500 5,000
234.273Results of tests 1,000 2,000
234.275Processor-Based Systems $5,000 $7,500
[61 FR 31806, June 20, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 11623, Mar. 10, 1998; 69 FR 30595, May 28, 2004; 70 FR 11094, Mar. 7, 2005; 73 FR 76704, Dec. 30, 2008; 77 FR 24422, Apr. 24, 2012]

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  • 2014-08-22; vol. 79 # 163 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 49693 - Positive Train Control Systems (RRR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective October 21, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 234, 235, and 236

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 234 after this date.

  • 2014-08-22; vol. 79 # 163 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 49693 - Positive Train Control Systems (RRR)
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective October 21, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 234, 235, and 236