49 CFR Appendix A to Part 239, Schedule of Civil Penalties 1

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Appendix A to Part 239 - Schedule of Civil Penalties 1
Section Violation Willful violation
Subpart B - Specific Requirements:
239.101(a) Failure of a railroad to adopt a written or electronic emergency preparedness plan 7,500 11,000
(a)(1) Failure of the plan to provide for:
(i) Initial or on-board notifications by an on-board crewmember 2,500 5,000
(ii) Notification of outside emergency responders by control center or ERCC 2,500 5,000
(iii) Failure to designate employee responsible for maintaining current emergency telephone numbers for use in notifications 2,500 5,000
(a)(2) Failure of the plan to provide for:
(i) Initial or periodic training of on-board personnel 2,500 5,000
(ii) Initial or periodic training of control center and ERCC personnel 2,500 5,000
(iii) Completion of initial training of each on-board, control center, and ERCC personnel by the specified date 2,500 5,000
(iv) Completion of initial training of each newly-hired on-board, control center, and ERCC personnel by the specified date 2,500 5,000
(v) Adequate procedures to evaluate and test on-board, control center, and ERCC personnel for qualification under the emergency preparedness plan 2,500 5,000
(vi) Adequate on-board staffing 2,500 5,000
(a)(3) Failure of a host railroad involved in joint operations to coordinate applicable portions of the emergency preparedness plan with the railroad or railroads providing or operating a passenger train service operation 3,000 6,000
(a)(4) Failure of the plan to address:
(i) Readiness procedures for emergencies in tunnels 2,500 5,000
(ii) Readiness procedures for emergencies on an elevated structure or in electrified territory 2,500 5,000
(iii) Coordination efforts involving adjacent rail modes of transportation 2,500 5,000
(a)(5) Failure of the plan to address relationships with on-line emergency responders by providing for:
(i) The development and availability of training programs 3,000 6,000
(ii) Invitations to emergency responders to participate in emergency simulations 3,000 6,000
(iii) Distribution of applicable portions of the current emergency preparedness plan 3,000 6,000
(a)(6) Failure of the plan to provide for, or the railroad to include on board each train and maintain and replace:
(i) Emergency equipment 2,500 5,000
(ii) First-aid kits 2,500 5,000
(iii) Emergency lighting 2,500 5,000
(a)(7) Failure of the plan to provide for emergency instructions inside each passenger car or to include additional safety awareness information 3,500 7,000
(a)(8) Failure of the plan to include procedures promoting the safety of passengers with disabilities 2,500 5,000
239.103 Failure to conduct a required full-scale simulation in accordance with the frequency schedule 5,000 7,500
239.105 Debriefing and critique
(a) Failure to conduct a debriefing and critique session after an emergency or full-scale simulation 4,000 7,500
(c) Failure to design the debrief and critique session to determine the five items specified 2,500 5,000
(d)(1) Failure to maintain a record 2,500 5,000
(i) Failure to include date or location of the emergency or simulation 1,000 2,000
(ii) Failure to include date or location of the debriefing and critique session 1,000 2,000
(iii) Failure to include names of participants in the debriefing and critique session 1,000 2,000
(d)(2) Failure to make record available 1,000 2,000
Subpart C - Review, Approval, and Retention of Emergency Preparedness Plans:
239.201 Filing and approval
(a):
(i) Failure of a railroad to file a written emergency preparedness plan 5,000 7,500
(ii) Failure to designate a primary person to contact for plan review 1,000 2,000
(iii) Failure of a railroad to file an amendment to its plan 2,500 5,000
(iv) Failure of a railroad to file a summary of an amendment to its plan 1,000 2,000
(b)(1), (b)(2):
(i) Failure of a railroad to correct a plan deficiency 2,500 5,000
(ii) Failure to provide FRA with a corrected copy of the plan 1,000 2,000
(b)(3):
(i) Failure of a railroad to correct an amendment deficiency 2,500 5,000
(ii) Failure to file a corrected plan amendment with FRA 1,000 1,000
239.203 Retention of emergency preparedness plan
(1) Failure to retain a copy of the plan or an amendment to the plan 2,500 5,000
(2) Failure to make record available 1,000 2,000
Subpart D - Operational Tests and Inspections; Records, Recordkeeping, and Availability of Records
239.301 Operational tests and inspections
(a) Failure to periodically conduct operational tests and inspections of applicable personnel in accordance with program of operational tests and inspections 2,500 5,000
(a)(1) Failure to adopt a program of operational tests and inspections that meets the minimum requirements within 30 days of commencing rail operations 5,000 7,500
(a)(1)(vi) Failure to train or qualify each railroad officer who conducts operational tests and inspections on aspects of the e-prep plan and program procedures relevant to the operational tests and inspections that the officer conducts 2,500 5,000
(b)(1) Failure to maintain a record 2,500 5,000
(b)(2) Record improperly completed 1,000 1,000
(c)(1), (d)(1), (e)(2), (f)(1): Failure to retain a copy of the record 2,500 5,000
(c)(2), (d)(2), (e)(3), (f)(2): Failure to make record available 1,000 2,000
(e)(1) Failure to conduct six-month review and analysis of required data and make any necessary or appropriate adjustments to the program of operational tests and inspections 4,000 7,500
239.303 Electronic recordkeeping
(a) Insufficient limits or controls on accessibility to records 2,500 5,000
(b) Missing terminal 1,000 2,000
(c) Inability of railroad to produce information in a usable format for immediate review 1,000 2,000
(d) Failure by railroad to designate an authorized representative 1,000 2,000
(e) Failure to make record available 1,000 2,000

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 $109,819 for any violation where circumstances warrant. See49 CFR part 209, appendix A.

2 The penalty schedule uses section numbers from 49 CFR part 239. 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.

[63 FR 24676, May 4, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 30595, May 28, 2004; 73 FR 79704, Dec. 30, 2008; 77 FR 24422, Apr. 24, 2012; 78 FR 71816, Nov. 29, 2013; 79 FR 18150, Mar. 31, 2014; 81 FR 43112, July 1, 2016]

Title 49 published on 2015-12-03

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  • 2016-07-01; vol. 81 # 127 - Friday, July 1, 2016
    1. 81 FR 43105 - Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Interim final rule.
      This interim final rule is effective August 1, 2016.
      49 CFR Parts 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, and 272

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  • 2016-07-01; vol. 81 # 127 - Friday, July 1, 2016
    1. 81 FR 43105 - Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Interim final rule.
      This interim final rule is effective August 1, 2016.
      49 CFR Parts 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, and 272