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Press Release – FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against 84 Lumber Company for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

December 14, 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 84 Lumber Company of Eighty-Four, Pa., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that 84 Lumber Company improperly offered five fiberboard boxes containing four one-gallon cans of "Majic, High Gloss Enamel" paint, a flammable liquid, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Athens, Ga., discovered the shipment leaking.

84 Lumber Company 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. 84 Lumber Company also failed to ensure that employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

84 Lumber Company 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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