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December 14, 2001
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FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against Aroma Trading for Hazmat Violations
The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $59,500 civil penalty against Aroma Trading
of Dunstable, England, for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Aroma Trading improperly offered a 10-gallon
metal drum containing "Rosemary Oil," a flammable liquid, to UPS
for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS
sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

Aroma Trading 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. Aroma Trading Ltd. 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.

Aroma Trading 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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