For Immediate Release
February 28, 2003
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to assess an $84,000 civil penalty against Honeywell, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.
The FAA alleges that on March 25, 2001, Honeywell improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one fuel control unit holding aviation 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.
Honeywell offered the hazardous material for transportation when it was not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Honeywell 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.
Honeywell 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.