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Press Release – FAA Proposes $82,500 Penalty Against Little Rock Company for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2001
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess an $82,500 civil penalty against J&M Products Corp. of Little Rock, Ark., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that J&M Products improperly offered eight fiberboard boxes containing 14.25 liters of denatured alcohol, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. UPS ground handling employees at Louisville, Ky. discovered the shipment leaking.

J&M Products offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. J&M Products also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

J&M Products has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA’s practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.


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