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FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Nova Chemicals for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $51,000 civil penalty against
Nova Chemicals, Inc. of Monaca, PA, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on February 22,
2002, Nova Chemicals improperly offered
a fiberboard box containing a five-
pound bag of polymeric beads, a
hazardous material, to United Parcel
Service (UPS) for transportation by
air. Ground handling employees at the
UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY,
discovered the shipment leaking.

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

Nova Chemicals had 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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