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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $52,500 Penalty Against Ohio Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration,
Southern Region, has proposed to assess
a $52,500 civil penalty against Holt
Company of Columbus, OH, for allegedly
violating Department of Transportation
hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on September 25,
2000, Holt improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing a one-gallon
metal can of paint, 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

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

Holt 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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