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FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against Alden Rowing Shells, LLC for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $59,500 civil penalty against
Alden Rowing Shells LLC of Eliot, ME,
for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on March 27, 2001,
Alden Rowing improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing two, six-
ounce metal containers of clear resin
solution, 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.

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

Alden Rowing 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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