For Immediate Release

September 13, 1999
Contact: Kathleen bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100


The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $60,000 civil penalty against Stardust Cruisers, Inc. of Monticello, Ky. for allegedly violating regulations concerning the offering of hazardous materials for transportation aboard aircraft.

FAA cited Stardust Cruisers, Inc. for improperly offering for shipment on a regularly scheduled cargo flight, a one-gallon container of adhesive, which is a flammable liquid. A supervisor at the cargo carrier's sort facility discovered the shipment during an inspection.

Stardust Cruisers, Inc. offered the hazardous material for transportation when it was not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, inspected, or in condition for shipment in accordance with U.S. Dept. of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. Stardust Cruisers, Inc. 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.

Stardust Cruisers, Inc. 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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