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FAA Proposes $72,000 Penalty Against Xerox for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $72,000 civil penalty against Xerox Corp.,
of Des Plaines, Ill., for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Xerox improperly shipped a padded envelope
containing one eight-ounce plastic bottle of Xerox Film Remover, a
flammable liquid, on a United Parcel Service cargo flight. Ground
handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky.,
discovered the shipment during a document search.

Xerox offered the hazardous material for transportation when it
was not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described,
documented, or in condition for shipment as required by
regulations. Xerox 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

Xerox 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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