BNSF and UP Railroads Case Settles for $4,400

This page last reviewed January 20, 2012

Twice each calendar year, SEIES staff based in both northern and southern California, conduct inspections at 32 rail yards to verify compliance with the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement. The Agreement provides for inspections of rail yards at most BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) facilities in California. During February 2011, SEIES staff received $4,400 in settlements for violations of the Agreement. These violations were documented during inspections that were conducted in the Fall of 2010. UP paid $800 for two violations and BNSF paid $3,600 for nine violations.