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Title 49Subtitle BChapter IIPart 213 → Subpart B


Title 49: Transportation
PART 213—TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS


Subpart B—Roadbed


Contents
§213.31   Scope.
§213.33   Drainage.
§213.37   Vegetation.

§213.31   Scope.

This subpart prescribes minimum requirements for roadbed and areas immediately adjacent to roadbed.

§213.33   Drainage.

Each drainage or other water carrying facility under or immediately adjacent to the roadbed shall be maintained and kept free of obstruction, to accommodate expected water flow for the area concerned.

§213.37   Vegetation.

Vegetation on railroad property which is on or immediately adjacent to roadbed shall be controlled so that it does not—

(a) Become a fire hazard to track-carrying structures;

(b) Obstruct visibility of railroad signs and signals:

(1) Along the right-of-way, and

(2) At highway-rail crossings; (This paragraph (b)(2) is applicable September 21, 1999.)

(c) Interfere with railroad employees performing normal trackside duties;

(d) Prevent proper functioning of signal and communication lines; or

(e) Prevent railroad employees from visually inspecting moving equipment from their normal duty stations.

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