Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
They say only two things in life are certain, death…and taxes. I propose adding one more to that short list of certainties. Government Inflation Adjustments. Effective January 6, 2023, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has raised the civil penalty amounts for the following Administrations:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Maritime Administration (MARAD)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA)
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
For example, PHMSA has raised the following violations:
- Maximum penalty for hazardous materials violation– from $89,678 to $96,624
- Maximum penalty for hazardous materials violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property– from $209,2499 to $225,455
- Minimum penalty for hazardous materials training violations- from $540 to $582
If you fall under the purview of any of these regulatory bodies you can check out the full list of penalty adjustments HERE!
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