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§240.211 Procedures for making the determination on performance skills.
(a) Each railroad, prior to initially certifying or recertifying any person as an engineer for any class of train or locomotive service, shall determine that the person has demonstrated, in accordance with the requirements of §240.127 of this part, the skills to safely operate locomotives or locomotives and trains, including the proper application of the railroad's rules and practices for the safe operation of locomotives or trains, in the most demanding class or type of service that the person will be permitted to perform.
(b) In order to make this determination, a railroad shall have written documentation showing the person either
(i) Exhibited his or her knowledge by achieving a passing grade in testing that complies with this part or
(ii) Did not achieve a passing grade in such testing.
(c) If a person fails to achieve a passing score under the testing and evaluation procedures required by this part, no railroad shall permit or require that person to operate a locomotive as a locomotive or train service engineer prior to that person's achieving a passing score during a reexamination of his or her performance skills.
(d) No railroad shall permit a designated supervisor of locomotive engineers to test, examine or evaluate his or her own performance skills when complying with this section.
[56 FR 28254, June 19, 1991, as amended at 74 FR 68184, Dec. 23, 2009]