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.