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Policy on Penalties for Frequent Violations of Hazardous Materials Rules Revised


The US Department of Transportation has published a revised statement of policy to update baseline assessments for frequently-cited violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and to clarify additional factors that affect penalty amounts.

Produced by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) the intention is to provide the regulated community and the general public with information on the hazardous materials penalty assessment process.

Included are penalties for offering for transportation a lithium battery, without shipping papers, package markings, labels, or placards (when required):
a. For air transport: $40,000.
b. For ground transport: $20,000.

If you have any questions on this, or any legislation concerning hazardous materials from around the world, why don’t you askourexperts@complianceandrisks.com?!

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