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Press Release – FAA Proposes $70,000 Penalty Against Scotty's, Inc. 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 $70,000 civil penalty against Scotty's, Inc. of Winter Haven, Fla., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Scotty's, Inc. improperly offered a fiberboard box holding an internal combustion engine containing gasoline, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

Scotty's, Inc. 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. Scotty's, 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.

Scotty's, Inc. 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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