Office of Chief Counsel
Chief Counsel is the principal legal advisor to the Administrator and provides executive direction over two divisions: General Law Division and Safety Law Division.
The Safety Law Division:
- develops and drafts safety regulations,
- assesses civil penalties for violations of the rail safety statutes and FRA safety regulations,
- provides other legal support for FRA's safety program.
The General Law Division provides legal services to FRA's other program offices on all legal issues other than safety law, including: