Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties
Coast Guard: Hazmat Vessel ShippingThe Coast Guard is responsible for enforcing hazardous materials transportation regulations in vessel transportation. Regulations for shipping hazardous materials by vessel are found in 49 CFR and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).
The new minimum and maximum civil penalty figures are effective as of January 11.
- For hazmat violations related to vessels, the maximum civil penalty increased from $84,425 to $89,678 per day, per violation.
- For violations that result in death, serious injury, or substantial property damage, the maximum civil penalty increased from $196,992 to $209,249 per day, per violation.
- The minimum civil penalty for a hazmat training violation increased from $508 to $540 per employee, per day.
See the January 11, 2022 Federal Register for more details.
USPS: Hazmat by MailUSPS maintains its own set of unique requirements for shipping hazardous materials through the mail system.
The USPS rules are found in Publication 52 and are more restrictive than the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). Only certain classes/division of hazardous materials, in small quantities, are allowed in the mail system.
Effective January 12, a maximum civil penalty of $137,060 per violation will apply to:
- Persons who knowingly mail nonmailable hazardous materials; and/or
- Persons who fail to follow postal laws on mailing hazardous materials.
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