For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 08-02
February 25, 2002
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

FORT WORTH — The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to assess a $275,000 civil penalty against Envirosolve, LLC, of Tulsa, Okla., for alleged violation of Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

Envirosolve allegedly placed two containers of waste, specifically, paint-related flammable liquids, in an unmarked fiberboard box on August 21, 2000, for shipment by air from Albuquerque, N.M. to Hannibal, Mo. FAA said that Envirosolve previously offered the same hazardous material for air transportation on August 16 but that FedEx rejected the shipment.

FAA said Envirosolve offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Envirosolve 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.

The company has 30 days from receipt of the enforcement letter to respond to the agency. Announcement of the proposed civil penalty is made in accordance with the FAA's policy of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions that involve penalties of $50,000 or more.