§ 8–151.08c. Railroad safety and security authority.
(a) The Director may enter into agreements with, and provide any necessary certifications, documents, and other information to, the FRA in order to perform the functions of a state rail safety agency, to the extent permissible under 49 U.S.C. § 20101 et seq.), or any regulations issued thereunder.
(b) The state rail safety agency's budget shall be a distinct program, with its own program code and all funds shall be budgeted and reported within the program. The program's budget may merge with the state safety oversight agency's budget established under § 8-151.08b, to the extent permissible under 49 U.S.C. § 20101.
(c) The Director may engage in investigative and surveillance activities related to the safety of facilities, equipment, rolling stock, and operations of railroads and railroad carriers operating in the District and may take enforcement actions, to the extent permissible under 49 U.S.C. § 20101 et seq.), or any regulation issued thereunder.