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Press Release – FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against Aroma Trading 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 Aroma Trading of Dunstable, England, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Aroma Trading improperly offered a 10-gallon metal drum containing "Rosemary Oil," a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

Aroma Trading 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. Aroma Trading Ltd. 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.

Aroma Trading 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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