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    49 USC Sec. 46312                                           01/08/2008

EXPCITE

    TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION
    SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS
    PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY
    subpart iv - enforcement and penalties
    CHAPTER 463 - PENALTIES

HEAD

    Sec. 46312. Transporting hazardous material

STATUTE

      (a) In General. - A person shall be fined under title 18,
    imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, if the person, in
    violation of a regulation or requirement related to the
    transportation of hazardous material prescribed by the Secretary of
    Transportation under this part or chapter 51 -
        (1) willfully delivers, or causes to be delivered, property
      containing hazardous material to an air carrier or to an operator
      of a civil aircraft for transportation in air commerce; or
        (2) recklessly causes the transportation in air commerce of the
      property.
      (b) Knowledge of Regulations. - For purposes of subsection (a),
    knowledge by the person of the existence of a regulation or
    requirement related to the transportation of hazardous material
    prescribed by the Secretary under this part or chapter 51 is not an
    element of an offense under this section but shall be considered in
    mitigation of the penalty.

SOURCE

    (Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1239; Pub. L.
    106-181, title V, Sec. 507, Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 140; Pub. L.
    109-59, title VII, Sec. 7128(a), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1909.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES --------------------------------------------------------------------

      Revised       Source (U.S. Code)       Source (Statutes at Large)
      Section
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    46312          49 App.:1472(h)(2).     Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.
                                            85-726, Sec. 902(h)(2), 72
                                            Stat. 785; restated Jan. 3,
                                            1975, Pub. L. 93-633, Sec.
                                            113(c), 88 Stat. 2162.
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      In this section, before clause (1), the words "is guilty of an
    offense", "Upon conviction", and "for each offense" are omitted as
    surplus. The words "fined under title 18" are substituted for "a
    fine of not more than $25,000" for consistency with title 18. The
    word "prescribed" is substituted for "issued" for consistency in
    the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.
    In clause (1), the words "shipment, baggage, or other" are omitted
    as surplus.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2005 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109-59, Sec. 7128(a)(1), substituted
    "this part or chapter 51 - " for "this part - " in introductory
    provisions.
      Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109-59, Sec. 7128(a)(2), inserted "or
    chapter 51" after "under this part".
      2000 - Pub. L. 106-181 designated existing provisions as subsec.
    (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2000 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 106-181 applicable only to fiscal years
    beginning after Sept. 30, 1999, see section 3 of Pub. L. 106-181,
    set out as a note under section 106 of this title.
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