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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Dad's Auto Dismantling for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration,
Southern Region, has proposed to assess
a $51,000 civil penalty against Dad’s
Auto Dismantling of Rancho Cordova, CA,
for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on Sept. 6, 2000,
Dad’s Auto Dismantling improperly
offered a fiberboard box containing a
fuel pump holding residual diesel fuel,
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 and
emitting a fuel odor.

Dad’s Auto Dismantling offered the
hazardous material for transportation
when it was not packaged, marked,
classed, described, documented, or in
condition for shipment as required by
regulations. Dad’s Auto Dismantling
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.

Dad’s Auto Dismantling 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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