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February 3, 2003

FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against 1st Choice Bowling Supply for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $59,500 civil penalty against
1st Choice Bowling Supply of Rochester,
NY, for allegedly violating Department
of Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on October 31,
2000, 1st Choice improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing four, 32-
ounce and one four-ounce plastic
containers of materials containing
isopropyl alcohol, 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

1st Choice offered the hazardous
materials for transportation when they
were not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by
regulations. 1st Choice 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.

1st Choice 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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