Fines and Prosecutions

BlueScope Steel notified relevant authorities of a number of 93 statutory non-compliances with environmental regulations during 2005/06. The Company received three fines during the reporting period.

A $3,000 on-the-spot fine was imposed when waste material was transported in an unlicensed and unplacarded truck. A $32,000 (US$25,000) fine was imposed by the US Federal Aviation Association FAA, following a failure to adhere to the appropriate labelling and documentation requirements while transporting paint by air. A fine of $1,678 (US$1,250) was imposed when a stormwater sample was not taken in the designated time.

There were no significant environmental incidents recorded during the reporting period.

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