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Press Release - FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Three Companies for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties ranging from $57,400 to $72,000 against three companies for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The cases

are as follows:

$72,000 against Posan Industry Co. Ltd., of Goyang City, South Korea.

The FAA alleges that on Sept. 15, 2014, Posan offered to DHL Express a shipment containing flammable solvents, paint, resins and naphthenates for air transportation to Ontario, Canada.

On Sept. 19, 2014, workers at the DHL package sorting facility in Erlanger, Ky., discovered the shipment was leaking.

The FAA alleges Posan failed to use proper packaging for the shipment; properly mark and label it; and provide shipping papers indicating the amount, type and hazardous nature of the material inside. The FAA also alleges that the company did not provide required emergency response information with the shipment and failed to ensure the person who prepared it had received required hazardous materials training.

Posan has been in communication with the FAA about the case.

Contact: Arlene Salac
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Phone: 718-553-3011

$63,000 civil penalty against Power Distributors of Columbus, Ohio.

The FAA alleges that on June 7, 2016, Power Distributors offered UPS a shipment containing two 32-ounce plastic containers of corrosive wood cleaner for air transportation from Pendergrass, Ga., to Martin, Tenn.  Workers at the UPS package sorting facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered both bottles leaking.

The FAA alleges the package was not properly marked, labeled, packaged or accompanied by shipping papers indicating the amount, type and hazardous nature of the material inside. The agency also alleges the company did not provide required emergency response information with the shipment and failed to ensure its employees had received hazardous materials training.

Power Distributors is scheduled to meet with the FAA in early January to discuss the case. 

Contact: Arlene Salac
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Phone: 718-553-3011

$57,400 against Consolidated Container Company, LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.

The FAA alleges that on Aug. 13, 2015, Consolidated Container offered a box containing four one-gallon plastic containers of flammable liquid xylenes to FedEx for air transportation from Katy, Texas, to Dallas, Texas. Two of the containers leaked during transit.

The FAA alleges the shipment was not accompanied by a shipper’s declaration of dangerous goods and was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled or in a condition for shipment. Additionally, the agency alleges Consolidated Container failed to provide emergency response information with the shipment and failed to ensure its employees had received required hazardous materials training.

Consolidated Container is scheduled to meet with the FAA in late January to discuss the case.

Contact: Elizabeth Isham Cory
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Phone: 847-294-7849

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