Chapter 502 - REGULATIONS GOVERNING ILLUMINATION OF SWITCHING LEADS IN RAILROAD YARDS

  1. § 229-502-01 - DEFINITIONS
  2. § 229-502-02 - INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE
  3. § 229-502-03 - ILLUMINATING REQUIREMENTS AT SPECIFIC LOCATIONS NOT COVERED BY THE GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

SUMMARY: The following rules and regulations govern the adequate and reasonable illumination of switch leads in railroad yards where frequent switching service is normally performed during the hours of darkness.

BASIS STATEMENT: The Commissioner of Transportation is authorized by 23 M.R.S.A. §7308 sub-§ 13 to adopt rules and regulations for illuminated switching leads in order to provide maximum safety to train and yard service employees who are required to work on or about moving railroad freight equipment during the hours of darkness.

*HISTORICAL DERIVATION: PUC General Order #23, September 3, 1965; DOT rule adopted May 15, 1979 repealed and replaced by the above rule.

Notes

EFFECTIVE: December 18, 1979
AMENDED: May 16, 1979
March 20, 1982
EFFECTIVE DATE (ELECTRONIC CONVERSION): April 24, 1996
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS: June 29, 1998 - statutory references, formatting.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 23 M.R.S.A. §7308 sub-§ 13

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