Annual Enforcement Report

Annual Enforcement Report: Fiscal Year 2009

  • 31
  • Dec
  • 2009
AUTHOR: Office of Chief Councel
SUBJECT: Enforcement
ABSTRACT: An annual summary of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) activity during Fiscal Year 2009. The report includes: a summary of all rail safety and hazmat compliance inspections and audits by FRA or State inspectors and enforcement actions taken by FRA; a summary of FRA civil penalty enforcement actions sorted by type of alleged violation and type of respondent, including railroads, shippers of hazardous materials (hazmat shippers), contractors, and individuals; a discussion of the relationship between inspections and enforcement actions, and the number and rate of reportable accidents and incidents, and railroad safety; an analysis of locomotive engineer certification cases brought before FRA; and a line-item listing of all civil penalty cases closed by FRA.
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