ICC'S ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN HALTING VIOLATIONS AND PREVENTING THEIR RECURRENCE
Civil penalty settlements and court actions are the two most common methods used by the Interstate Commerce Commission to enforce compliance with interstate transportation regulations. Yet their effectiveness is limited by nonapplicability in cases involving many tariff- and service-related violations, small and untimely settlements, problems with U.S. attorneys' handling of referred cases, and lack of followup investigations. While proposals for regulatory reform may eliminate enforcement of certain regulations the need to deter violations of other regulations will remain. Thus, actions to strengthen ICC's enforcement program will be important. Congressional and agency actions are needed.
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Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-5-19
- Pagination: 77 p.
- TRT Terms: Deregulation; Federal government; Freight transportation; Interstate transportation; Law enforcement; Laws; Legal factors; Penalties; Quality of service; Recommendations; Regulations; Tariffs
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Law; Railroads; Research; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00336351
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-57 Cong Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM