The Director shall have the authority to inspect railroad equipment, facilities, rolling stock, or operations or to inspect any record related to the safety, security, and operations of the railroad at any reasonable time and upon the presentation of appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or person in charge, to the extent permissible under federal railroad safety laws.
Section 501(d) of D.C. Law 21-254 provided that this section shall apply after the Mayor enters an agreement to participate in railroad investigative and surveillance activities with the Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA") and the FRA delegates investigative and surveillance authority with respect to all or any part of federal railroad safety laws pursuant to 49 C.F.R. § 212.105.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-254: § 501 of D.C. Law 21-254 provided that the creation of this section by § 101(c) of D.C. Law 21-254 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.
Construction of Law
Section 401 of Law 21-254 provided that Law 21-254 shall be construed, and the authority granted under it shall be exercised, in a manner consistent with applicable federal laws and regulations.