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Press Release – FAA Proposes $50,000 Penalty Against Georgia Company for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

July 30, 1999
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $50,000 civil penalty against Global Graphics of Conyers, Ga. for alleged violations of Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA cited Global Graphics for improperly offering for transportation by air, a one-gallon container of adhesive, which is a flammable liquid. Ground handling employees at the cargo carrier's sort facility discovered the shipment because it leaked and emitted a strong odor.

Global Graphics offered the hazardous material for transportation when it was not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, inspected, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Global Graphics 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.

Global Graphics 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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