July 1, 2016: (FR) FRA Announces Increase to Federal Civil Penalties

FRA has announced an increase to the minimum and maximum allowable civil penalty amounts for railroad safety violations. The minimum penalty has been increased to $839. The ordinary maximum penalty was increased to $27,455. In the event of gross negligent violations or repeated violations that have created an imminent hazard of death or injury, the maximum penalty will be $109,819.
The new civil penalty amounts will be effective as of August 1, 2016.

Docket No. FRA–2016–0021; Notice No. 1