Final Rule

Inflation Adjustment of the Maximum and Minimum Civil Penalties for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation

  • 28
  • May
  • 2004
DOCKET NUMBER: 2004-17529
KEYWORDS: Civil Penalties
ABSTRACT: To comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, FRA is adjusting the minimum and maximum civil monetary penalties (CMP) that it will apply when assessing a civil penalty for a violation of railroad safety statutes and regulations under its authority. In particular, FRA is increasing the minimum civil penalty from $500 to $550 and the maximum civil penalty where a grossly negligent violation or pattern of repeated violations has created an imminent hazard of death or injury or has actually caused death or injury ("grossly negligent violation") from $22,000 to $27,000.
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