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$455,000 in Civil Penalties Proposed for Alleged Hazmat Violations

Monday, February 15, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing seven civil penalties of $65,000 each against a cargo transportation company for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations by accepting shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation and failing to ensure that its employees or agents received required hazmat training. The alleged violations include shipments of hazardous materials not accompanied by a dangerous goods declaration, a box with partially obscured orientation arrows, failure to disconnect a corrosive battery from its source, and failure to properly label a shipment. The company has asked to meet with the FAA to discuss the cases.

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