Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-5-9 - Regulations relating to construction, reconstruction and maintenance of walkways adjacent to the railroad trackage; control of vegetation and removal of debris and trash
(a) In all switching areas within and outside of the yard limits, each railroad shall provide reasonably safe and adequate walkways adjacent to its tracks. All such walkways shall be maintained and kept as reasonably free of vegetation, trash and debris as may be appropriate to prevailing conditions. Each railroad shall provide for the abatement of weeds and brush adjacent to and upon walkways that is necessary to prevent the objectionable vegetation from encroaching upon such walkways.
(b) The commission may order the railroad corporation to eliminate any unsafe walkway condition and may specify a reasonable time for completion of the improvement as may be appropriate under the circumstances.
(c) If any railroad shows good cause and submits an application for a deviation from the provisions of this regulation. The requested deviation may be authorized by the commission. The application shall include a full statement of the conditions which prevail at the time and place involved and the reasons why deviation is deemed necessary.
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