Daniels Training Services

Compliance and Enforcement

Go Glow Placards to Comply with 49 CFR 172.516 – Visibility and Display of Placards

The Hazardous Material Regulations at 49 CFR 172.516 require the following for the display of placards. On a motor vehicle or rail car a placard must be clearly visible from the direction it faces, except from the direction of another rail cargo…

QC Labs in Orlando, FL Assessed $7,950 in Fines for Seven Violations of the HMR

QC Laboratories Inc. located in Orlando, FL has been assessed a fine of $7,950 for seven (7) violations of the hazardous material regulations of the USDOT/PHMSA. Background On May 25, 2011, investigators from PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Field…

Maximum and Minimum Civil Penalties That can be Assessed by PHMSA

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the US DOT is allowed by Federal law assess fines for what it determines are violations of the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law or the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR 171-180)…

DOT, Inc of Denver, CO Pays $3,876 Civil Penalty for Violations of the HMR – Including not Providing Training for HazMat Employees

On February 5, 2013 the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US DOT signed a Compromise Order finding DOT, Inc of Denver, CO had committed three violations of the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR).  As part of the…

Have you Registered with the PHMSA/USDOT as a Shipper or Carrier of HazMat?

Both shippers and carriers of hazardous materials are required to register and pay a fee annually with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) of the DOT.  Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of it; despite its widespread applicability, it’s been…

DOT’s Enhanced Enforcement Authority Procedures for Hazardous Material Transportation

In a Final Rule issued 3.2.11 and effective 5.2.11 the Department of Transportation (DOT) added a new part (49 CFR 109) to its existing enforcement procedures found in 49 CFR 107, Subpart D.  This new part specifies the procedures DOT…