49 U.S. Code § 14907. Recordkeeping and reporting violations

A person required to make a report to the Secretary or the Board, as applicable, answer a question, or make, prepare, or preserve a record under this part about transportation subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I or III of chapter 135, or an officer, agent, or employee of that person, that—
does not make that report;
does not specifically, completely, and truthfully answer that question in 30 days from the date the Secretary or Board, as applicable, requires the question to be answered;
does not make, prepare, or preserve that record in the form and manner prescribed;
falsifies, destroys, mutilates, or changes that report or record;
files a false report or record;
makes a false or incomplete entry in that record about a business related fact or transaction; or
makes, prepares, or preserves a record in violation of an applicable regulation or order of the Secretary or Board;
is liable to the United States for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 11909 of this title prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a).

Effective Date

Section effective Jan. 1, 1996, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 104–88, see section 2 of Pub. L. 104–88, set out as a note under section 1301 of this title.