For Immediate Release

December 13, 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 Dad’s Auto Dismantling of Rancho Cordova, CA, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on Sept. 6, 2000, Dad’s Auto Dismantling improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a fuel pump holding residual diesel fuel, a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking and emitting a fuel odor.

Dad’s Auto Dismantling offered the hazardous material for transportation when it was not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Dad’s Auto Dismantling 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.

Dad’s Auto Dismantling had 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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