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This document responds to eight petitions for reconsideration received in relation to FRA's final rule, published on April 9, 2012, which revised the existing regulations containing safety standards for locomotives. In response to the petitions, this document amends and clarifies certain sections of the final rule.
To comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, FRA is adjusting the aggravated maximum penalty that it will apply when assessing a civil penalty for a violation of a railroad safety statute, regulation, or order under its authority. In particular, FRA is increasing the aggravated maximum civil penalty ( i.e., the maximum civil penalty per violation where a grossly negligent violation or a pattern of repeated violations has created an imminent hazard of death or injury or has caused death or injury) from $100,000 to $105,000. The current minimum civil penalty per violation of $650 and the current ordinary maximum civil penalty per violation of $25,000 remain the same.
FRA is notifying the public that the correct docket number for the Locomotive Safety Standards final rule is FRA-2009-0094. The final rule issued on April 9, 2012, incorrectly identified docket number FR-2009-0095 as the public docket for this rulemaking proceeding. FRA is requesting that all petitions for reconsideration and all comments on any petitions for reconsideration related to this proceeding be submitted to FRA-2009-0094.
FRA is revising the existing regulations containing Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards. The revisions update, consolidate, and clarify the existing regulations. The final rule incorporates existing industry and engineering best practices related to locomotives and locomotive electronics. This includes the development of a safety analysis for new locomotive electronic systems. FRA believes this final rule will modernize and improve its safety regulatory program related to locomotives. In accordance with the requirements of the Executive Order 13563 (E.O. 13563), this final rule also modifies the existing locomotive safety standards based on what has been learned from FRA's retrospective review of the regulation. As a result, FRA is reducing the burden on the industry by modifying the regulations related to periodic locomotive inspection and headlights.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 2401 note - Time for commencing action against United States
§ 20103 - General authority
§ 20107 - Inspection and investigation
§ 20133 - Passenger cars
§ 20137 - Event recorders
§ 20138 - Tampering with safety and operational monitoring devices
§ 20143 - Locomotive visibility
§ 20701 - Requirements for use
§ 20702 - Inspections, repairs, and inspection and repair reports
§ 20703 - Accident reports and investigations
§ 21301 - Chapter 201 general violations
§ 21302 - Chapter 201 accident and incident violations and chapter 203–209 violations
§ 21304 - Willfulness requirement for penalties against individuals