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May 26th, 2015 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Skolnik Newsletter

Undeclared hazmat shipments, especially those shipped by air, pose a great public safety risk and can result in costly fines. If you are not sure whether or not you are shipping, mailing, or in any way transporting a hazardous material, we have made special arrangements for Skolnik Newsletter readers to address these questions with Mr. Gene Sanders, of W.E. Train Consulting in Tampa, FL. At no initial charge, Gene will assist you for up to 15 minutes to determine if the product you are shipping is a regulated product and thereby subject to the shipping requirements of the CFR. If it is a regulated product, Gene will then charge to assist in package selection and determinations of documentation requirements.

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule in 2013 that revised the references in its regulations to the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of the federal hazardous material transportation law. The maximum civil penalty for a knowing violation was increased from $55,000 to $75,000, and from $110,000 to $175,000 for a violation that results in death, serious illness or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property. This rule also reflects the removal of the $250 minimum civil penalty and the increase to $450 of the minimum penalty for violations relating to training. The small upfront cost for properly shipping hazardous materials can save you from receiving huge penalties for violation of these regulations.

Contact Gene Sanders directly W.E. Train at: 813-855-3855 or gene@wetrainconsulting.com.

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