§2Q1.1. Knowing Endangerment Resulting From Mishandling Hazardous or Toxic Substances, Pesticides or Other Pollutants
(a) Base Offense Level: 24
Statutory Provisions: 33 U.S.C. § 1319(c)(3); 42 U.S.C. § 6928(e).
1. If death or serious bodily injury resulted, an upward departure may be warranted. See Chapter Five, Part K (Departures).
Background: This section applies to offenses committed with knowledge that the violation placed another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.