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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Superior Solvents, Inc. for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $51,000 civil penalty against
Superior Solvents, Inc., of Fairfield,
OH, for allegedly violating Department
of Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on August 30,
2001, Superior Solvents, Inc.
improperly offered a fiberboard box
containing a one-gallon aluminum
container of glycol ether PM acetate, a
flammable liquid, to Federal Express
for transportation by air. Ground
handling employees at the FedEx sort
facility in Erlanger, KY, discovered
the shipment leaking.

Superior Solvents, Inc. offered the
hazardous materials for transportation
when it was not packaged, marked,
classed, described, documented, or in
condition for shipment as required by
regulations. Superior Solvents, Inc.
also did not make available at all
times the required emergency response
information. The notice does not cite
any violation of training regulations.

Superior Solvents, Inc. 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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