In Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 300 to 399, revised as of October 1, 2006, on page 276, in Appendix A to Part 386, reinstate Section IV to read as follows:
Appendix A to Part 386—Penalty Schedule; Violations of Notices and Orders
IV. Out-of-Service Order
a. Violation—Operation of a commercial vehicle by a driver during the period the driver was placed out of service.
Penalty—Up to $2,100 per violation.
(For purposes of this violation, the term ”driver“ means an operator of a commercial motor vehicle, including an independent contractor who, while in the course of operating a commercial motor vehicle, is employed or used by another person.)
b. Violation—Requiring or permitting a driver to operate a commercial vehicle during the period the driver was placed out of service.
Penalty—Up to $16,000 per violation.
(This violation applies to motor carriers, including an independent contractor who is not a “driver,” as defined under paragraph IVa above.)
c. Violation—Operation of a commercial motor vehicle by a driver after the vehicle was placed out of service and before the required repairs are made.
Penalty—$2,100 each time the vehicle is so operated.
(This violation applies to drivers as defined in IVa above.)
d. Violation—Requiring or permitting the operation of a commercial motor vehicle placed out of service before the required repairs are made.
Penalty—Up to $16,000 each time the vehicle is so operated after notice of the defect is received.
(This violation applies to motor carriers, including an independent owner-operator who is not a “driver,” as defined in IVa above.)
e. Violation—Failure to return written certification of correction as required by the out-of-service order.
Penalty—Up to $650 per violation.
f. Violation—Knowingly falsifies written certification of correction required by the out-of-service order.
Penalty—Considered the same as the violations described in paragraphs IVc and IVd above, and subject to the same penalties.
Falsification of certification may also result in criminal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 1001.
g. Violation—Operating in violation of an order issued under § 386.72(b) to cease all or part of the employer's commercial motor vehicle operations, i.e., failure to cease operations as ordered.
Penalty—Up to $16,000 per day the operation continues after the effective date and time of the order to cease.
h. Violation—Conducting operations during a period of suspension under §§ 386.83 or 386.84 for failure to pay penalties.
Penalty—Up to $11,000 for each day that operations are conducted during the suspension period.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 07-55515 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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