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Civil Penalties Proposed for Alleged Hazmat Transportation Violations

Monday, August 10, 2015
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The Federal Aviation Administration has recently proposed the following penalties for alleged violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

- $69,000 and $63,000 against two companies concerning charges that shipments of flammable liquids were not accompanied by shipping papers to describe the type or quantity of the hazardous contents and were not marked, labeled or packaged in accordance with the HMR and that the companies failed to provide emergency response information and ensure their employees received required hazmat training

- $54,000 to $63,000 against three companies concerning charges that packages of flammable liquids or aerosols and corrosive materials were not declared to contain hazardous materials; that the materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in proper condition for shipment; and that the companies failed to ensure their employees received required hazmat training or to provide emergency response information with the shipments

- $58,350 against one company concerning charges that a shipment of flammable aerosol spray was not accompanied by shipper papers describing the type or quantity of the hazardous materials and was not properly marked or labeled in accordance with the HMR, that the employee who prepared the shipment did not receive required hazmat training, and that the company failed to provide emergency response information with the shipment

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg offers an on-demand webinar – Hazardous Materials Compliance: Managing the Risks of Shipping Dangerous Goods – that examines federal requirements for hazmat transportation in detail.

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