Poster 318- Civil Penalty Notice



If you knowingly mail items or materials that are dangerous or injurious to life, health, or property in violation of
39 USC § 3018 and 18 USC § 1716,
you may be liable for:

  • A civil penalty of at least $250, but not more than $100,000 per violation.
  • The costs of any cleanup associated with each violation.
  • Damages.
  • Criminal penalties.

Note: Some hazardous materials are mailable when Postal Service requirements specified in the following documents are satisfied:

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