For Immediate Release

February 3, 2003
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $70,000 civil penalty against Queen Nail & Beauty Supplies, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on June 5, 2001, Queen Nail & Beauty improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two 16- ounce containers of primer and top coat containing ethyl acetate, 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.

Queen Nail & Beauty offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Queen Nail & Beauty 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.

Queen Nail & Beauty 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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