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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC63 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Inflation Adjustment of the Civil Penalties Schedules for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order 

FRA is amending, line-by-line, FRA's schedules of civil penalties issued as appendices to FRA's rail safety regulations to account for inflation. Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, FRA has updated the maximum and minimum allowable penalties to account for inflation, and will continue to do so on annually as mandated. This guidance would amend the civil penalty schedules for specific violations so that they are in alignment with updated maximum and minimum penalties. The new penalty amounts in this rule will maintain the deterrent effects of FRA's rail safety penalties, supporting FRA's mission to make the United States rail system safer.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 213, 214    49 CFR 215, 217    49 CFR 218, 219    49 CFR 220, 221    49 CFR 222, 223    49 CFR 224, 225    49 CFR 227, 228    49 CFR 229, 230    49 CFR 231, 232    49 CFR 233, 234    49 CFR 235, 236    49 CFR 237, 238    49 CFR 239, 240    49 CFR 241, 242    49 CFR 243, and    49 CFR 272     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 104 Stat. 890, 28 U.S.C. 2461, note, as amended by sec. 31001(s)(1)    1321 to 373, April 26, 1996, and Pub. L. 114-74, Sec. 701 (Nov. 2, 2015)    49 U.S.C. 103 and 49 CFR 1.89    49 U.S.C. chs. 201 to 213    Pub. L. 101-410    of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  05/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elliott Gillooly
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590