U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline
Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety/Field Operations Washington, D.C.
Enforcement Notice Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Calendar Year 2011 Notice of Hazardous Materials Regulations Enforcement The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today gave notice to the regulated industry and its stakeholders of the 195 cases and 388 tickets civil penalty actions it closed in calendar year 2011 and collected $2,148,168.29 in penalties.
It is the task of PHMSA's Field Operations staff to improve compliance with the safety and training standards of the HMR by inspecting companies and individuals who offer hazardous materials for transportation or who manufacture, maintain, repair, recondition or test packages authorized for transporting hazardous materials.
Industrial Oils Unlimited, Inc. Shreveport LA (Shipper)
Failed to develop and adhere to a security plan; offered $ 5,500 hazardous materials accompanied by shipping papers that failed to contain the proper shipping names, hazard class and packing groups for the materials; failed to provide security awareness training; failed to remove bulk containers from the motor vehicle prior to discharging the contents of the containers. [177.834(h); 172.202 (a)(2), (3) and (4); 172.702(b); 172.704(a)(4); 172.802(a) and (b)] Case No: 10-0047-SIBC-SW
The Harvard Drug Group, LLC Livonia MI (Undeclared Shipper Inspection)
Offered isopropyl alcohol, 3, without shipping papers, package markings or labels, thereby making an undeclared shipment; failed to provide general awareness, function-specific and security awareness training. [172.200; 172.300; 172.400; 173.22; 172.702(a); 172.704(a)(1), (2) and (4); 172.704(d)] Case No: 10-0068-SB-CE
Janed Enterprises Inc. Taylors SC (Shipper)
Failed to provide recurrent general awareness, functionspecific, safety, and security awareness training; failed to register with PHMSA. [107.608(a) and (b); 172.702(b); 172.704(a)(1)-(4); 172.704(c)] Ticket No: 10T-0481-SD-SO
Austin Powder Company Sweet Home AR (Shipper Inspection (Explosive))
Offered Division 1.1D boosters and Division 1.4B detonators on the same vehicle, and on the same vehicle with other hazardous materials, which were not allowed to be shipped together. [173.22(a)(2);177.835(g)(3);DOT-SP 12677] Case No: 070135-SE-SW
Delta Water Laboratories Lubbock TX (Shipper)
Offered hazardous materials accompanied by a shipping paper that provided an unauthorized emergency response telephone number; offered toxic liquid, inorganic, n.o.s. (sodium nitrate) 6.1, accompanied by a shipping paper that failed to have a signature for the required shipper's certification; failed to provide security awareness and in-depth security training; offered hypochlorite solution, 8, contained in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), and failed to remove the IBCs from the motor vehicle when discharging the contents of the container; offered hypochlorite solution, 8, accompanied by a shipping paper that failed to enclose the hazardous substance in parenthesis in association with the basic shipping description. [177.834(h); 172.201(d); 172.604(b); 172.200(a); 172.204(a) and (d); 172.200(a); 172.203(c)(1); 172.702(b); 172.704(a)(4) and (5)] Case No: 10-0052-SIBC-SW
Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI) Madison WI (Carrier)
Accepted and transported regulated medical waste, 6.2, $ 2,450 accompanied by a shipping paper that failed to contain a signed shipper’s certification for the shipment; accepted and transported regulated medical waste, 6.2, accompanied by a shipping paper that failed to contain an emergency response telephone