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February 3, 2003

FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against the Hopper Company, Inc. for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $59,500 civil penalty against
The Hopper Company, Inc. of Phoenix,
AZ, for allegedly violating Department
of Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on September 24,
2001, Hopper Company improperly offered
a fiberboard box containing seven 1.5-
gallon metal containers of materials
containing hydrocarbon liquids, which
are flammable, to United Parcel Service
(UPS) for transportation by air. Ground
handling employees at the UPS sort
facility in Louisville, KY, discovered
the shipment leaking.

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

The Hopper Company 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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