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Press Release – FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against Illinois Company for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2001
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $59,500 civil penalty against INX International Ink Co. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that INX International Ink Co. improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one five-gallon metal container of petroleum distillates, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

INX International Ink Co. 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. INX International Ink Co., Inc. 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.

INX International Ink Co. 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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