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June 2, 2000 Contact: Kathleen Bergen Phone: 404-305-5100

FAA Proposes $60,000 Penalty Against Daytona Beach Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $60,000 civil penalty against Daytona Dash Distributors, of Daytona Beach, Fla., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Daytona Dash improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three four-ounce tubes labeled "3M Scotch-Mount 4298 Adhesion Promoter," a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility opened the package to verify an address and discovered the shipment. Daytona Dash 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. Daytona Dash 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. Daytona Dash 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.

--This story is posted courtesy FAA

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