Railroad SafetyCivil Penalty Provisions
Under the Federal Claims Collection Act (31 U.S.C. § 3711) and
regulations promulgated thereunder (see 4 C.F.R.
FRA is authorized to collect and compromise administratively civil penalties
forfeitures arising from violations of railroad safety statutes.
it will be necessary to refer claims arising under the Safety Appliance Act,
Locomotive Inspection Act, the Hours of Service Act, and the Signal
Law to the appropriate United States Attorney when such claims cannot be
of under the applicable standards of the Federal Claims Collection Act.
three written demands, at 30-day intervals, must normally be made upon a
pursuant to a requirement contained in 4 C.F.R. § 102.2, Hours of
cases in which the violation will expire due to the short statute of
of 2 years (see 45 U.S.C. § 64a), will necessarily be referred
United States Attorney.|
[cited in USAM 9-76.340]