April 17, 2013: (FR) PHMSA – Increased fines for non-compliance

HM-258

  • Maximum fine for knowing violations of the regulations increased from $55,000 to $75,000
  • Maximum penalty for knowing violations which result in death, serious illness, or severe injury have increased from $110,000 to $175,000.
  • Most minimum fines were eliminated since fines assessed regularly exceed the old minimum by a large margin; only training violations still have a minimum penalty of $450.