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FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against Clarus Technologies for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $59,500 civil penalty against
Clarus Technologies, Inc. of
Bellingham, WA, for allegedly violating
Department of Transportation hazardous
materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on November 19,
2001, Clarus Technologies improperly
offered a fiberboard box containing two
one-gallon metal containers of diesel
fuel, a flammable liquid, to United
Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation
by air. Ground handling employees at
the UPS sort facility in Louisville,
KY, discovered the shipment leaking.

Clarus Technologies offered the
hazardous materials for transportation
when they were not packaged, marked,
classed, described, documented, or in
condition for shipment as required by
regulations. Clarus Technologies 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.

Clarus Technologies 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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