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PHMSA increases penalties for violating hazmat requirements

New fines effective April 19, 2017

Posted April 25, 2017

The maximum civil penalty for a knowing violation of hazardous material regulation or law was revised by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Section 171.1, Section 107.329, and Appendix A to subpart D of Part 107 were revised to reflect the new fine amounts. The maximum civil penalty for a person who knowingly violates the federal hazardous material transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law changed from $77,114 to $78,376. The revisions also increased the maximum civil penalty from $179,933 to $182,877 when the violation results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property. The minimum penalty amount for training violations changed from $463 to $471.

The revised penalties went into effect April 19, 2017.

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