(1) The commission encourages voluntary compliance with state statutes, rules, and commission orders through the following:
(a) A program emphasizing education and technical assistance; and
(b) A compliance program including inspections and investigation of railroad company operations:
(i) For compliance with state statutes, rules, and commission orders;
(ii) For compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules through the State Safety Participation Program, 49 C.F.R. Part 212. Information about Title 49 C.F.R. regarding the version adopted and where to obtain it is set out in WAC 480-62-999
(2) The commission may pursue administrative actions, including, but not limited to, issuing defect notices to railroad companies, reports and recommendations to the FRA, warnings, sanctions, and penalty assessments.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.24.010, 81.28.010, 81.28.290, 81.40.110, 81.44.010, 81.44.020, 81.44.101-81.44.105, and chapters 81.48, 81.53, 81.54, 81.60, and 81.61 RCW. 01-04-026 (Docket No. TR-981102, General Order No. R-477), § 480-62-160, filed 1/30/01, effective 3/2/01.]