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Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier, Broker, Freight Forwarder, and Hazardous Materials Proceedings

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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

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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.

Note:

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.

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[FR Doc. 07-55515 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]

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