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

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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
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)    1321-373, 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. 201-213    Pub. L. 101-410,    of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
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: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Gresham
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063
Email: kathyryn.gresham@dot.gov