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February 8, 2002

FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Cummins Eastern Canada for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $51,000 civil penalty against Cummins
Eastern Canada of Dartmouth, Canada, for allegedly violating
Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that on or about May 31, 1999, Cummins Eastern
Canada improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a fuel
pump filled with diesel fuel, a flammable liquid, to UPS for
transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort
facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

Cummins Eastern Canada 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. Cummins Eastern Canada also did not
make available at all times the required emergency response

Cummins Eastern Canada 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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