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§ 273.5 General criteria used for reduction, refund, or waiver of fines.
(a) Upon application by the carrier, the Service shall determine whether circumstances exist which would justify a reduction, refund, or waiver of fines pursuant to section
of the Act.
(b) Applications for reduction, refund, or waiver of fine under section
of the Act shall be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in
(c) In determining the amount of the fine reduction, refund, or waiver, the Service shall consider:
(1) The effectiveness of the carrier's screening procedures;
(2) The carrier's history of fines violations, including fines, liquidated damages, and user fee payment records; and,
(3) The existence of any extenuating circumstances.