$350,000 Penalty Proposed for Hazmat Violations
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $350,000 civil penalty against a U.S. company for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations in connection with an air shipment of a one-gallon container of a corrosive drain cleaner that leaked through a fiberboard box. The FAA alleges that the shipment was not properly packaged, accompanied by a shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods, or properly marked or labeled to indicate the hazardous nature of its contents. The FAA further alleges that the company failed to provide emergency response information with the package and that company employees who handled the package had not received required hazardous materials training. The company has 30 days to respond to the FAA’s enforcement letter.