FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Three Companies for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations
CHICAGO—The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing civil penalties ranging from $65,000 to $78,000 against three companies for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.
In each case, the FAA alleges the companies’ shipments were not declared to contain hazardous materials and were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in proper condition for shipment. Further, the FAA alleges the companies did not provide emergency response information with the packages and did not ensure their employees had received required hazardous materials training.
The cases are as follows:
- $78,000 against Max-Pak, LLC of Lakeland, Fla. The FAA alleges that on May 29, 2014, Max-Pak offered six shipments containing dozens of spray and aerosol cans that contained flammable materials to Federal Express for transport by air. FedEx personnel noticed the packages had broken apart during transport, exposing the cans, and contacted the FAA.
Max-Pak has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.
- $70,020 against CMC Construction Services, Inc. of Houston, Texas. The FAA alleges that on May 20, 2014, CMC offered a shipment containing twelve 17-ounce aerosol cans of flammable spray paint to FedEx for transportation by air. FedEx personnel noticed the package was leaking and notified the FAA.
CMC Construction is scheduled to meet with the FAA in late January to discuss the case.
- $65,000 against Allender & Company, Inc. of Fernadale, Mich. The FAA alleges that on Sept, 2, 2014, Allender offered a shipment containing twelve 12-ounce cans containing flammable aerosol paint to UPS for air transportation from Ferndale to Barre, Vt.
Allender & Company has indicated it wants to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.