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FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Tristar Corporation for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $51,000 civil penalty against
Tristar Corporation of San Antonio, TX,
for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on December 18,
2000, Tristar improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing four spray
bottles and four aerosol cans of
perfumery products, all flammable
liquids, to United Parcel Service (UPS)
for transportation by air. Ground
handling employees at the UPS sort
facility in Louisville, KY, discovered
the shipment.

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

Tristar 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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