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625 ILCS 5/18c-7403

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-7403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7403)
    Sec. 18c-7403. Enforcement and Waiver of Safety Requirements.
    (1) Enforcement. Except with regard to grade crossing obstructions under Section 18c-7402 of this Chapter and trespass on railroad rights of way and yards under Section 18c-7503 of this Chapter, jurisdiction to initiate actions to enforce provisions of this Chapter is vested exclusively in the Commission. Where a valid federal statute, regulation, or order sets forth procedures or sanctions for violation of safety standards, and such procedures or sanctions are preemptive of state law, the Commission shall exercise its enforcement jurisdiction under this Article in accordance therewith. Otherwise, the provisions of this Chapter regarding enforcement procedures and sanctions shall apply.
    (2) Waiver. The Commission may waive any of the safety requirements under this Article if continued adherence to the requirement or requirements is not required for the safety of railroad employees or the public.
(Source: P.A. 90-257, eff. 7-30-97.)