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Press Release – FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Cummins Eastern Canada for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2002
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $51,000 civil penalty against Cummins Eastern Canada of Dartmouth, Canada, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that on or about May 31, 1999, Cummins Eastern Canada improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a fuel pump filled with diesel fuel, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

Cummins Eastern Canada 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. Cummins Eastern Canada also did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

Cummins Eastern Canada 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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