IT IS ILLEGAL FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO SHIP PRIMERS.
UPS: UPS Guide for Shipping Ground and Air Hazardous Materials
Shipping hazardous materials is regulated by several governmental and non-governmental, consensus development organizations. Penalties for non-compliance with the rules are significant and could result in the following fines:
• Up to $250,000 and up to a year jail sentence for individuals.
• Up to $500,000 per incident for organizations.
Hazardous materials shipping regulations administered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) are the most comprehensive and widely applicable. Some shipping companies have developed specific rules, which are stricter than DOT and/or IATA regulations. Examples of these companies include the US Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx) and United Postal Service (UPS).
Hazardous material regulations are extremely complex; a minimum of 24 hours of professional training, repeated every three years, is required to be certified to ship hazardous materials. EHS personnel have received this training and are available to assist University offices in their shipping needs.