Friday, August 21, 2009

PHMSA Releases 2008 Enforcement Notice for Hazmat Fines and Penalties; Don't Be Caught With Undeclared Hazmat or Without Hazmat Training!

PHMSA Enforcement Notice 2008
Receiving fines and penalties for improperly declaring hazardous materials (or failure to declare hazmat at all) can unnecessarily drive up the cost of doing business. It can even put you out of business!

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a division of the U.S. DOT, has published its Enforcement Notice for 2008 regarding fines and penalties incurred on businesses for failing to comply with hazmat regulations.

During the 2008 calendar year, PHMSA has closed 130 cases of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) violations and served $1,135,256.81 in fines for hazmat compliance failure.

To read the full report on PHMSA's website, click on the link below:

PHMSA 2008 Enforcement Notice

Avoid Having Your Business Listed on the 2009 PHMSA Enforcement Notice

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