Last Friday’s Federal Register included an update from PHMSA with increases to Civil Penalties.  You can review the Register here: [PDF] [TEXT]

It’s amounts to a 1.07745 percent increase in the civil penalty amounts as follows:

New Maximum penalty for hazardous materials violation: $96,624.

New Maximum penalty for hazardous materials violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property: $225,455.

New Minimum penalty for hazardous materials training violations: $582.

The below table summarizes the existing penalty and new penalty (existing penalty x 1.07745).