General Hazmat Knowledge

week 3: General Hazmat Knowledge

Project description
Analyze and then discuss the FAA press releases, the document can be found in the TLMT 318 Course Resources folder in the resource area Be careful to analyze, not react to, the list of proposed fines, there is a lot of information to be gleaned from careful analysis.Analysis requires calculation not observation so you will need to set measurable parameters and then do the calculations. Reading the fines it is easy to recognize that many of the fines were based upon the leaking packages, that is observation not analysis. Saying that some percentage of the total number fines represented leaking packages is analysis; saying that most of the incidents were caught by ground handling personnel is observation, saying that a specific percentage of all of the fines represent cases where ground handling personnel identified the problem is analysis. You are required to do analysis.

For your discussion:

A. Basic results of your analysis and a discussion of your findings based upon the scientific analysis you have conducted. this requires mathematical calculations and development of percentages for criteria you select.

B. Analysis of company owned material (COMAT) when it is shipped in the Airline industry and its supporting contractors.

C. The training issues raised by this list. We know that the right training is not going to the right people so come up with explanations and/or solutions (not fines and threats of jail time).

Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words.

Running Head: FAA FINES

FAA PRESS RELEASES UNDER A DESIGNATED PROGRAM

Robert D. Jaffin

FAA PRESS RELEASES ON FINES MARCH 2000  – FEBRUARY 2003

1.   March 1, 2000    $1 million AAR Airframe & Accessories Inc. (AAR) of Wood Dale, Ill., a 41-piece consolidated shipment of excess aircraft parts-including approximately 808 chemical oxygen generators-16 of the 41 freight boxes contained oxygen generators.

2.   March 1, 2000   $103,000 against Triad International Maintenance Company of Greensboro, N.C., unexpended oxygen generator. The shipment violated a dozen sections of the HMR.

3.   March 6, 2000   $51,000 Kitty Hawk Aircargo, Inc., offered one box containing paint and urethane catalyst to DHL Airways An airline employee unloading cargo at San Antonio discovered the package was leaking a white paint-like substance and called FAA investigators.

4.   March 13, 2000   $95,000 Terex Corp., of Southaven, Miss., six fiberboard boxes containing 2 one-gallon metal cans of enamel paint to FeDex for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the cargo carrier’s sort facility discovered the shipment.

5.   March 13, 2000   $54,000 U.S. Battery Mfg. Co. of Evans, Ga., a fiberboard box containing two batteries to UPS for transport by air. The batteries contained acid. Ground handling employees at the cargo carrier’s sort facility discovered the contents of the shipment leaking.

6.   March 13, 2000   $54,000 Regal Crown Industries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash., (RCI) fiberboard box containing plastic jars and bottles of paint to UPS for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the cargo carrier’s sort facility discovered the shipment leaking.

7.   March 20, $66,000 civil penalty against McCoy’s of Brownsville, Texas, fiberboard box containing 12 one-quart metal containers of oil-based stain to UPS for transportation by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility discovered the contents of the shipment had leaked.

8.   March 21, $70,000 SummerSet Products, Inc., Rosemount, MN offered the shipment to FeDex for transport by air and FeDex transported the shipment by ground to its sort facility at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis. Sort facility employees examined the shipment because one of the packages had failed and exhibited stains.  When they opened the first box, they found two (2) 2.5-gal plastic cans of organic herbicide concentrate.  The other box contained two (2) 2.5-gal plastic cans of ready-to-use herbicide.  Further investigation showed a small amount of liquid from one of the cans in the second box had leaked through the second fiberboard container.

9.   March 21, $90,000 Superior Foam Division, Koala Corporation, offered a shipment of hazardous materials to Emery for transport by air.  These materials consisted of one wooden crate bearing no orientation or identification markings, and no labels

10.   April 4, 2000   $332,500 LanChile Airlines of Santiago, Chile undeclared shipment of oxygen generators as company material aboard a passenger flight.  Upon arrival at Miami, LanChile then offered the shipment to FeDex for transport by air; the shipment was not properly described on shipping documents and the outer package was not marked not labeled to indicate the hazardous nature of its contents (15 unexpended chemical oxygen generators).

11.   April 20, $192,500 Valvoline, Inc., of Lexington, Ky., fiberboard box containing four, one-gallon plastic containers of tire dressing, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility discovered the contents of the shipment had leaked.

12.   April 20, 2000   $70,000 Miami International Airport Cargo Facilities & Services (MIA-CFS) of Miami and Ft. Worth, Texas, offered 15 fiberboard boxes containing flammable perfume, to Grupo Taca (Aviateca) Airlines for transport by air.  An FAA review of MIA-CFS training records revealed no evidence of hazardous materials training for 14 employees, who were working under contract for Grupo Taca, with responsibility for accepting and transporting hazardous materials.

13.   April 20, $440,000 Viacao Aerea Sao Paulo (VASP) of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Miami, accepted for transport by air, numerous packages containing hazardous materials including:
two 22.7-kilogram fiber drums containing ammonium persulphate, an oxidizer;
33 19-liter plastic jerricans of chlorite solution, a corrosive;
one 16.33-kilogram fiberboard box containing a toxic solid poison;
10 19-liter plastic drums containing flavoring liquid extract, a flammable liquid.
VASP also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not provide proper signs regarding hazardous materials at its cargo acceptance area.

14.   April 21, $52,500 civil penalty against The Kinetics Group of U.S. Filter, Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., a fiberboard box containing six dry chemical fire extinguishers and two, two-gallon plastic bottles of isopropyl alcohol to FedEx for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility discovered the contents of the shipment had leaked.

15.   April 27, 2000   $55,000 Northwest Airlines improper acceptance of a shipment of dangerous goods for transport on a passenger aircraft. The shipment was offered by Lynden Air Freight Company for transport from Guam to California. A 50 lb. container of compressed hydrogen, placed aboard two separate passenger aircraft, when the labels on the container indicated that the contents were “flammable” and for transport on cargo aircraft only.

16.   May 9, 2000   $72,000 United Airlines Inc. offering a damaged, unmarked and undeclared oxygen generator to FeDex for transport by air from a United stores unit at San Francisco to Aviall Aircraft Parts in Dallas aboard a FedEx cargo aircraft. Aviall employees in Dallas discovered the oxygen generator and notified the FAA.

17.   May 22, 2000   $50,000 Delta Woodwork of Gardena, Calif., offered a box of hazardous materials to FeDex for transport by air. FAA alleged that Delta Woodwork failed to properly train its hazardous materials handling employees.

18.    May 26, 2000   $70,000 Southwest Airlines knowingly accepted a shipment containing hazardous materials as checked baggage aboard one of its aircraft. The shipment consisted of a box packed with 20 smaller boxes each containing 50 disposable lighters.  The shipment was clearly marked as “lighters” when Southwest accepted it, the FAA alleged.  Southwest is a “will-not-carry” airline for hazardous materials.  A Southwest employee discovered the illegal shipment when it was unloaded at Love Field.  Southwest then notified the FAA.  The FAA has also issued a notice of proposed civil penalty to the passengers who offered the shipment.

19.    June 2, 2000   $60,000 Daytona Dash Distributors, of Daytona Beach, Fla., offered a fiberboard box containing three four-ounce tubes labeled “3M Scotch-Mount 4298 Adhesion Promoter,” to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility opened the package to verify an address and discovered the shipment.

20.    June 2, 2000  $70,000 Chicago Mack Sales & Service, Inc., of Summit, Ill., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a one-gallon container of paint, to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility discovered the contents of the shipment after it leaked.

21.    June 21, 2000   $60,000 Home Depot Corp. of Atlanta, Ga., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a one-gallon metal container of flammable paint to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility opened the package to verify an address and discovered the shipment.

22.    July 11, 2000, $133,000 Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc., of Lawton, Okla., offered Fritz Air Freight, an indirect air carrier, 21 boxes of hair styling spray for transport by air. One box containing 46 bottles and 20 boxes each containing 72 bottles of styling spray. Customs agents discovered the spray at Dallas/Fort Worth and called FAA inspectors.

23.    July 14, 2000   $50,000 Myrtle Higa Buying Service of Los Angeles improperly offered a shipment consisting of fingernail manicure products for transport by air. The shipment included acetone and fingernail enamel.

24.    July 21, 2000   $57,000 Andrew Jergens Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, a fiberboard box containing a one-gallon metal can of Permethyl 99A and a plastic container of Bronopol,  to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Kentucky, discovered the shipment leaking.

25.    July 25, 2000    $50,000 Montroy Supply Company of Commerce, Calif., a fiberboard box containing a five-gallon container of paint to Southwest Airlines for transport by air. The package was discovered in Las Vegas when a Southwest Airlines cargo employee found the package had opened.

26.    August 2, 2000   $165,000 civil penalty against FeDex Corp., of Memphis, Tenn shipped a fiberboard box containing a chemical oxygen generator on a FedEx cargo flight to the company’s package sorting facility in Memphis where employees discovered the shipment.

27.    August 2, 2000    $54,000 Midwest Sign improperly shipped a fiberboard box
containing a one-gallon can of printing ink on a UPS cargo flight.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

28.    August 2, 2000   $72,000 Xerox Corp., of Des Plaines, Ill., improperly shipped a padded envelope containing one eight-ounce plastic bottle of Xerox Film Remover on a UPS cargo flight.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment during a document search.

29.    August 2, 2000   $80,000 Roy F. Weston, Inc., of Edison, N.J. and West Chester, Penn., shipped a fiberboard box containing a portable generator, containing approximately a half-gallon of gasoline, on a FedEx cargo flight. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking fuel and emitting a strong odor.

30.    August 4, 2000    $52,500 Heritage Environmental Services, LLC of Indianapolis, Ind., improperly shipped a fiberboard box containing 12 five-ounce glass jars containing mineral spirits on a UPS cargo flight. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

31.    August 4, $54,000 Delta Manlift S.A.S. of Tonneins, France, improperly offered a wooden box containing five battery cells for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the FeDex sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

32.    August 22, 2000    $60,000, Dae Joo Fine Chemical Company offered a shipment of chemicals to American Airlines, via Korean Airlines, for transport by air.  The shipment contained 45 gallons of silicone resin

33.    September 21, 2000   $80,000 Northwest Airlines of Eagan, Minn a shipment offered to FeDex for transport by air.  The fiberboard box contained a plastic toolbox, which held a one-quart metal can and eight-ounce plastic bottle containing stain; two one-pint bottles containing clear solvents and six metal aerosol spray cans containing paint related materials.

34.    September 27, 2000   $90,000 Kalyna International Trading Corporation  (KIT) of Palatine, Illinois, offered a shipment of 27 fiberboard boxes to Alliance Airlines, the cargo acceptance agent for LOT Polish Airlines for transport by air. The boxes in the shipment contained, among other items: two 2.5 ounce aerosol cans of butane fuel, one 14-ounce can of hair spray, five 10.5 ounce cans of a sealant, two 10.6 ounce cans of 12-1 seam-sealing compound, 11 bottles of nail polish and four bottles of shoe polish.

35.    October 27, 2000   $51,000 RadioShack.com, a division of Tandy Corporation, offered a regulated material to FedEx for transport by air, The shipment contained 15 non-refillable metal containers of tetrafluoroethane methanol.  FedEx employees discovered the alleged irregularities in the shipment when it arrived at the destination and notified FAA inspectors.

36.    October 31, $70,000 US Airways, a US Airways ticket agent noted a red
33-ounce bottle of camp stove fuel (white gas) in an outside mesh pocket on a passenger’s checked luggage back pack, but did not recognize it as hazardous material, nor did the agent attempt to determine if it was hazardous material.  The bottle was discovered leaking in the backpack by baggage handlers in Albuquerque and reported to the FAA.

37.    November 1, 2000   $59,500 Environ Corp., of Arlington, Va. improperly offered a plastic box containing one 16-ounce aerosol can of paint, and one 17-liter compressed gas cylinder to FeDex for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Greenville, S.C., discovered the package leaking and exhibiting a stain.

38.    November 1, 2000   $50,000 Transportes Aeros Mercantiles Panamericanos, S.A. (Tampa Airlines) of Medillin, Colombia and Miami, Fla., improperly transported by air 50 fiberboard boxes, each containing two three-liter metal containers of xylenes. United States Customs Service agents at Miami International Airport discovered the shipment during a routine inspection.

39.    November 3, 2000   $76,000 Walgreen Co., of Deerfield, Ill., on two occasions improperly offered fiberboard boxes containing nail polish and remover, and foot spray to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipments leaking.

40.    November 3, 2000,   $84,000 Furniture Medic of Memphis, Tenn., improperly offered, a fiberboard box containing 30 14-ounce aerosol containers, and six plastic and metal containers ranging in size from eight ounces to 32 ounces containing paint, solvent and related materials to UPS for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

41.    November 3, 2000   $55,000 CalAmerica, of Addison, Tex., improperly offered, a fiberboard box containing two batteries wrapped in plastic and surrounded by foam packaging material to FeDex for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment after it caught fire during unloading.

42.    December 28, 2000   $59,500 Starwest Pharmaceuticals, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing five four-ounce glass bottles of peppermint extract to UPS for transport by. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

43.    December 28, 2000   $59,500 Botanical Concepts of Santa Clara, Calif improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 12, 1.8-ounce glass bottles of flammable perfume to UPS for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

44.    December 28, 2000 $72,000 International Lacquers, S.A. of Bettenbourg, Luxembourg improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 122 bottles of nail polish (a total of three gallons) to UPS for transport by air. The shipment was discovered when ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Miami noticed a strong odor from the box.

45.    December 28, 2000   $82,500 Imatec S.A. of Perenchies, France improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 24 plastic containers, each of which contained four 100-milliliter glass flasks of sulfuric acid to UPS for transport by air. It was discovered by the U.S. Customs Service during a routine inspection.

46.    December 28, 2000   $50,000 Prida Bravo S.A. of Naucalpan, Mexico, improperly offered to FeDex, a fiberboard box containing five one-gallon metal cans of valspar varnish for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking and emitting an odor.

47.    December 28, 2000  $54,000 Sentinel Products Corp., of Hyannis improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 15 one-quart containers of ink to FedEx for transport by air.  Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking.

48.    December 28, $59,500 Sears, Roebuck & Co., of Hoffman, Ill improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 12 eight-ounce glass containers of cologne to UPS for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment after it caught fire during unloading.

49.    January 11, 2001 $50,000 Irrifrance Industries of Paulhan, France, offered a shipment of hazardous materials to Airborne Express through TNT Skyguide and Chronopost. The shipment consisted of a single fiberboard box. At Wilmington, Airborne Express employee noticed the package was emitting an odor.  Inspection revealed that it contained two one-gallon metal cans of Beckrylac 1510, a paint.  Both cans were marked “toxique” and “inflammable.”  The lids on both cans had failed, allowing the material to leak.

50.    January 16, $84,000 World Courier, Inc., of New Hyde Park, New York, received a properly-declared shipment of dangerous goods shipped from Thailand through Tokyo to New York’s JFK International Airport. World Courier then, according to FAA, placed the shipment in a yellow courier bag, labeled “WORLD COURIER HOLD AT AIRPORT FOR PICK-UP”. World Courier declared the hazardous material shipment “Medical Shipment — Ambient Non-Hazardous, Non-Dangerous,” contrary to the original and correct labeling. The shipment was transported on an American Airlines passenger-carrying flight from La Guardia Airport, New York to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Texas and then on to San Antonio International Airport. An American employee in San Antonio discovered that the shipment was hazardous material and notified the FAA.

51.    February 8, 2001 $55,000 Continental Airlines improperly accepted for transportation by air and transported one of its fuel boost pumps containing residual amounts of aviation fuel. The shipment was discovered by an FAA special security agent at the Continental cargo facility at the Houston airport.

52.    February 8, 2001 $84,000 Monsanto Corporation’s Calgene Division of Davis, Calif., knowingly offered to UPS a fiberboard box containing hazardous materials for transport by air. The box contained one 500-milliliter glass container of ethyl acetate, one 500-milliliter glass container of acetone, and one four-liter glass container of ethanol. The box also contained one 100-milliliter plastic container of acetic acid, one one-gallon plastic container of sodium hydroxide, and one one-gallon plastic container of hydrochloric acid. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility at Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

53.    February 8, $84,000 Advanced Automotive Interior Design of Richardson, Tex., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 10 air bag modules to FeDex for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Gadsden, Ala., discovered the shipment.

54.    February 8, $70,000 Kubota Tractor Corp. of Suwanee, Ga knowingly offered to UPS a fiberboard box containing hazardous materials for transport by air. The box contained a Kubota tractor battery filled with acid, a corrosive. The shipment was discovered when ground handling employee at the UPS sort facility at Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers discovered the shipment leaking.

55.    February 9, 2001 $52,500 Baker Petrolite, Inc. of Sugarland, Texas, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation offered an undeclared shipment, which consisted of two 12-ounce bottles of paint additive known as Disperbyk-151 to FeDex for transport by air. A FedEx employee discovered the leaking shipment en-route at the FedEx sorting center in Memphis.

56.    February 28, 2001 $500,000 Emery Worldwide Airlines, Inc., Vandalia, Ohio, failed to notify the pilots on 19 occasions that hazardous materials were being transported on their aircraft between October 18, 1998, and July 13, 1999. On two additional flights, Emery gave the pilots incorrect information about hazardous cargo on the aircraft.  On one occasion, Emery accepted a hazardous materials shipment that had partially obscured hazardous materials markings.

57.    April 4, 2001 $50,000 DaimlerChrysler of Auburn Hills, Mich., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one 638-gram aerosol container of “ZEP 40 Non-Streaking Cleaner”, one 16-ounce aerosol container of “ZEP Stainless Steel Cleaner” and a one quart plastic container of “ZEP Universal GP Cleaner” to UPS for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

58.    April 11, $60,000 civil penalty against Overspray Removal Systems Corp. of La Mirada Calif improperly offered a cooler containing wax, polishing compounds and solvent as checked baggage aboard Southwest Airlines for transport by air. Southwest Airlines ground handling employees at Nashville International Airport discovered the shipment emitting a strong odor.

59.    April 11, $82,500 civil penalty against J&M Products Corp. of Little Rock, Ark., improperly offered eight fiberboard boxes containing 14.25 liters of denatured alcohol, to UPS for transport by air. UPS ground handling employees at Louisville, Ky. discovered the shipment leaking

60.    April 11, 2001 $60,000 Home Depot Corp. of Atlanta, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one portable generator that contained gasoline to UPS for transport by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

61.    April 18, $60,000 American Eagle Airlines, Inc., Dallas, Texas, knowingly offered FeDex a one piece shipment containing hazardous materials for transport by air. The shipment was leaking when it arrived at the FeDex sort facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It contained 22 nickel-cadmium aircraft batteries.  The box did not contain any absorbent or cushioning materials.  The poles on only one battery were protected from short circuits by a thin layer of clear tape.  Each battery was tagged with an American Eagle “condemned” parts message.

62.    April 18, $60,000 Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, offered UPS a one-piece shipment containing hazardous materials for shipment by air. When the shipment arrived in Alpena, UPS personnel noticed that it was emitting an unusual odor. Further inspection revealed that within the box was an inner box, marked, “PAINT ALL, Consumer Commodity, ORM-D, Contents in Aerosol Cans,” and “12 AEROSOL CANS, PAINT ALL, BA. 1 170 CA65, LEVEL 2 AEROSOLS.”

63.    May 1 2001 $55,000 Atlantic Southeast Airlines of Macon, Ga employees in Macon offered a fuel pump containing aviation fuel to FeDex for transport by air.  At Boeing Field International, FedEx employees discovered the package had leaked.

64.    May 1 2001, $80,000 civil Aviation Management Systems, Inc. of Goodyear, Arizona, improperly offered four shipments containing 11 chemical oxygen generators, with their means of initiation still attached, to FeDex for air transport. The oxygen generators were only equipped with one of the required two positive means to prevent accidental operation.

65    May 3, 2001 $235,000 TransBrasil Airlines Inc. of Sao Paulo, Brazil,
employees in Brazil offered a shipment containing a passenger service unit with an attached oxygen generator to TransBrasil for transport by air.  The hazardous materials were not declared, the crew was not notified the flight was carrying such materials and the shipment was in packages that did not meet specifications for its transport. Further, the FAA alleges that TransBrasil Airlines offered the generator to FeDex for transport by air. Boeing Commercial Repair Facility received and opened the package and  Boeing informed the FAA of the presence of the hazardous materials.

66.    May 10, 2001 $95,000 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines of the Netherlands KLM employees in the Netherlands offered a shipment containing an oxygen generator and protective breathing equipment to KLM for transport by air as cargo on a passenger flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles.  The hazardous materials were not declared, the crew was not notified the flight was carrying such materials and the shipment was in packages that did not meet specifications for its transport. KLM then offered the generator to FeDex for transport by air. Boeing Spares Distribution Center opened the package and the presence of the hazardous materials was repported to the FAA.

67.    June 5, 2001, $72,000 Nutrition for Life International, Inc., of Houston, Tex., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two one-pint plastic bottles of “Nutrition for Life, Virahol Enviro Defense System” to UPS for transport by air. This substance is denatured alcohol, which is a flammable liquid and is classified as a hazardous material. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

68.    July 16, 2001  $84,000 Tech Support Associates of Chamblee, Ga., offered a fiberboard box containing one 8-ounce plastic bottle of “TSA Ink-Off,” a flammable liquid containing methanol, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

69.    July 17, 2001, $52,500 Rex Pegg Fabrics, Inc. of Tacoma, Wash a fiberboard box containing 12-one-quart plastic bottles of “Aqua-Tite,” a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

70.    July 17, 2001, $70,000 Scotty’s, Inc. of Winter Haven, Fla., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding an internal combustion engine containing gasoline, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

71.    July 17, 2001,  $70,000 Oil Equipment Supply Corp. of Indianapolis, Ind., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding one one-gallon container of Roskote Sealer, a flammable liquid to FedEx for transportation by air. Ground-handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking.

72.    July 17, 2001,  $59,500 Lebermuth Co. of Mishawaka, Ind., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a one-gallon glass jug of eucalyptus oil, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

73.    July 17, 2001, $59,500 INX International Ink Co. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one five-gallon metal container of petroleum distillates, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

74.    July 17, 2001 $60,000 Bindley Western Industries of Indianapolis, Ind., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding four one-pint plastic containers of isopropanol rubbing alcohol, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking

75.    July 17, 2001 $59,500 DTI RV Parts and Appliances of Middlebury, Ind., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing six 64-ounce plastic containers of a formaldehyde solution, a flammable liquid, to FedEx for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking.

76.    July 17, 2001 $52,500 Sygnet Communications of Oklahoma City, Okla., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding one 14-ounce aerosol can containing “Sprayon Cold Galvanizing Compound” to UPS for transportation by air. Aerosol cans contain flammable gas, a hazardous material. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

77.    July 23, 2001, $84,000 John Deere of Plainfield, Ind., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding a generator containing gasoline, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

78.    July 23, 2001, $60,000 Emco Chemical Distributors of North Chicago, Ill., improperly offered a fiberboard box holding six 8-ounce glass bottles containing toluene, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

79.    July 23, 2001, $60,000 Becker Parkin Dental Supply of Hempstead, N.Y improperly offered a fiberboard box containing six 11-ounce aerosol cans of “Tri-Epoxy Mold Release Spray,” a flammable gas, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

80.    August 7, 2001, $50,000 Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., of Stratford, Conn., offered three aviation fuel control units containing residual amounts of a flammable liquid to Federal Express Corporation for transportation by air.  Residual fuel in the units is considered “dangerous goods in machinery” under the rules and is classified as a hazardous material. The shipment was discovered by an FAA special security agent at the Federal Express air cargo facility in Albuquerque.  Leaking fuel had saturated a corner of the shipment’s outer
packing.

81.    August 19, 2001 $78,500 Novel Tees Wholesale, Salt Lake City, Utah, a single, non-specification fiberboard box. UPS ground handling personnel in Alpena noticed the package had broken open.  Further inspection revealed it contained 12-5 oz. plastic bottles of Ronsonol lighter fuel; 12-3 oz. metal aerosol cans of Stylist color hair spray; 12 Dragon Fire Micro Torches, and 9 novelty lighters. Each item is classified as hazardous materials under the Federal Aviation Regulations, and should be labeled FLAMMABLE LIQUID (Ronsonol), or FLAMMABLE GAS (the hair spray, micro torches and novelty lighters).

82.    August 23, 2001 $68,750 civil penalty against Sun Country Airlines of Mendota Heights, Minn., knowingly offered, accepted, and transported hazardous materials aboard a passenger flight from Minneapolis to San Antonio that contained a small explosive device known as a squib used to ignite fire-extinguishing material.  The material was transported as company material to another company in San Antonio. In addition, Sun Country, failed to provide emergency response information and failed to provide the pilot-in-command, in writing, required information concerning the shipment.  Several violations were cited in the enforcement letter.

83.    November 26, 2001 $72,000 civil penalty against Deere & Company, of Moline, Illinois, offered to UPS for transportation by air a carton that contained a portable welder with a wet, non-spillable electric storage battery. A wet, non-spillable battery is considered a hazardous material. The shipment was flown to Richmond, Virginia, from Denver, Colorado, with a stopover in Louisville, Kentucky. The flights took place on February 26 and 27, 2001. In Richmond, the shipment was transferred by ground to the UPS sort facility in Charlottesville, Virginia. Enroute, the UPS driver observed smoke coming from the truck’s trailer. A fire was quickly extinguished.

84.    December 14, 2001 $51,000 civil penalty against Eagle Family Foods of Tarrytown, N.Y., improperly offered a one-gallon plastic container of “Flavor #1,” a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

85.    December 14, 2001  $51,000 civil penalty against MSC/Industrial Supply Co. of Mableton, Ga improperly offered two fiberboard boxes containing four one-gallon cans of “WD-40,” a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

86.    December 14, 2001 $59,500 civil penalty against 84 Lumber Company of Eighty-Four, Pa., improperly offered five fiberboard boxes containing four one-gallon cans of “Majic, High Gloss Enamel” paint, a flammable liquid, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Athens, Ga., discovered the shipment leaking.

87.    December 14, 2001 $59,500 civil penalty against Aroma Trading of Dunstable, England, improperly offered a 10-gallon metal drum containing “Rosemary Oil,” a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

88.    December 21, 2001  $70,000 civil penalty against Sturdisteel Company of Waco, Texas, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing eight 12.5-ounce aerosol cans of “Brite Zinc Galvanizing Compound,” a flammable gas, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking.

88.    December 21, $72,000 civil penalty against Alpa International, Inc. of Miami, Fla., improperly offered three pallets containing 27 fiberboard boxes, each of which held 24
600-milliliter bottles of petroleum distillates, a flammable liquid, to Lan Chile Cargo for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Lan Chile Cargo sort facility in Miami, Fla., discovered the shipment while separating boxes for loading aboard an aircraft.

89.    January 28, 2002  $70,000 civil penalty against Sturdisteel Company of Waco, Texas, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing eight 2.5-ounce aerosol cans of “Brite Zinc Galvanizing Compound,” a flammable gas, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the shipment leaking.

90.    January 28, 2002 $900,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines on one occasion in 2000, American Eagle Airlines improperly offered for transportation by air an oxygen generator.  American Eagle accepted the shipment and transported it as cargo aboard a passenger flight.  Oxygen generators are forbidden as cargo on board passenger aircraft.  In addition, FAA alleges that on seven other occasions in 2000, American Eagle improperly
offered oxygen generators to Federal Express for transportation by air.

91.    January 28, 2002 $192,500 civil penalty against Eagle Aviation Services, Inc., of Fort Worth improperly offered a fiberboard box containing an oxygen generator to Federal Express Corporation for transportation by air. An unexpended oxygen generator is a chemical hazardous material classified as an oxidizer.  Eagle Aviation Services was aware of this incident on August 19, 1999, but failed to report it to the Federal Aviation Administration until September 28, 2000.

92.    February 8, 2002 $165,000 civil penalty against Merial Select of Gainesville, Ga., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing 16 one-gallon plastic jugs of “70 percent isopropyl alcohol,” a flammable liquid, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Gasden, Ala., discovered the shipment leaking.

93.    February 8, 2002  two $59,500 civil penalties against Cummins Engine Company, Inc. on or about July 15, 1999 and again on or about November 15, 2001, Cummins Engine Company, Inc. improperly offered fiberboard boxes containing machinery coated with diesel fuel, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

94.    February 8, 2002 $51,000 civil penalty against Cummins Eastern Canada of Dartmouth, Canada, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a fuel pump filled with diesel fuel, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

95.    February 8, 2002 $95,000 civil penalty against Aerobal SA of Toluca, Mexico,
improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three 10-liter plastic containers and one two-liter plastic container of ethanol solution, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky. discovered the shipment leaking.

96.    February 8, 2002 $63,000 civil penalty against Ecolab, Inc. of Huntington, Indiana, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a five-gallon metal container of “Huntington Classic 62” paint, a flammable liquid, to UPS for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.

97.    February 8, $70,000 civil penalty against Wiginton Fire Sprinklers of Longwood, Fla., improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one one-gallon can of “Sherwin Williams Opex Lacquer” paint, a flammable liquid, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Orlando, Fla., discovered the shipment leaking.

98.    February 25, 2002 $275,000  penalty against Envirosolve, LLC, of Tulsa, Okla., allegedly placed two containers of waste, specifically, paint-related flammable liquids, in an unmarked fiberboard box on August 21, 2000, for shipment by air from Albuquerque, N.M. to Hannibal, Mo.  FAA said that Envirosolve previously offered the same hazardous material for air transportation on August 16 but that FedEx rejected the shipment.

99.    April 29, 2002 $247,500 civil penalty against American Airlines for offering an unmarked oxygen generator to Federal Express for transportation by air from New York to Tulsa, Okla., a violation of federal hazardous material regulations.

A chemical oxygen generator is classified as hazardous material. The package containing the generator was not properly classed, described, packed, marked, labeled and in condition for shipment when it was offered to Federal Express on Aug. 21, 2001.  The shipment was carried onboard a Federal Express flight from JFK airport in New York City to American’s maintenance and engineering center in Tulsa, where the violation was discovered by American personnel

100.    July 1, 2002 a $247,500 civil penalty against Hainan Provincial Aviation of Haikou, Hainan, China, on July 19, 2001, HPA improperly offered a passenger service unit with an attached and undeclared chemical oxygen generator for transportation by air.  The hazardous materials were not declared, the crew was not notified the flight was carrying such materials and the shipment was in packages that did not meet specifications for its transport. Oxygen generators are prohibited from being transported as cargo on passenger aircraft.

The route of this package was Haikou to Beijing.  The shipment then flew on a United Airline passenger flight from Beijing, to Narita, Japan, to San Francisco. Calif., arriving on July 20, 2001.  In the United States the shipment was transferred to ground transportation and arrived in Seattle, July 23, 2001.  The Boeing Seattle Service Center opened it and discovered the oxygen generator.

101.    July 1, 2002 $110,000 against Malaysian Airlines of Subang, Malaysia, on July 5, 2001, Malaysia improperly offered a passenger service unit with an attached an undeclared chemical oxygen generator for transportation by air.  The hazardous materials were not declared, the crew was not notified the flight was carrying such materials and the shipment was in packages that did not meet specifications for its transport.

Oxygen generators are prohibited from being transported as cargo on passenger aircraft.  The shipment flew on a passenger carrying flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Narita, Japan to Los Angeles.  The shipment was transported via ground transportation from Los Angeles to Seattle, and delivered to the Boeing Commercial Repair Facility where it was opened.

102.    October 11, 2002 $130,000 against Northwest Airlines of St. Paul, Minn. On July 25, 2000, during an inspection at the McGhee-Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tenn, it was discovered that Northwest failed to maintain records documenting that 22 customer service agents and four air freight employees had completed initial and recurrent training in the handling of dangerous goods.  Federal regulations require employees who handle dangerous goods to have at least general awareness training to recognize hazardous materials.

103.    December 13, 2002  $51,000  against The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. on November 20, 2000, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one electric fuel pump containing mineral spirits, 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.
The New Piper Aircraft offered the hazardous materials for transportation when it was not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. The New Piper Aircraft 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.

104.    December 13, 2002 $70,000 American LaFrance. of Cleveland, NC,  improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two one-gallon metal containers of primer and six one-pint glass bottles of accelerator, which are flammable liquids, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Ocala, FL, discovered the shipment leaking.

105.    December 13,  $84,000 against The Twin State Corp., Beauty and Barber Supply of Hinton, WV. On August 2, 2000, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three 8.5- ounce plastic bottles of styling spray, a flammable liquid, and 12 9.25-ounce aerosol containers of volume spray, a flammable gas, to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking.

106.    December 13, 2002 a $60,000 penalty against Tate & Partners of Santa Monica, CA. On August 7, 2000 improperly offered a fiberboard box containing numerous small plastic, glass, metal and aerosol containers holding a variety of paints, adhesives, alcohols, markers, glues and cements, butane gas and other flammable liquids and gases to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment during a document search conducted during cargo sort operations.

107.    December 13, 2002 FAA a $59,500 penalty against Stamco Div Monarch of New Bremen, OH. On Sept. 21, 2000, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three one-gallon metal containers of paint, a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville discovered the shipment leaking.

108.    December 13, 2002 FAA a $60,000 penalty against Ronco Consulting Corporation of Washington, on March 9, 2001, Ronco Consulting improperly offered a composite hard-shell container containing one M-60 time-blasting fuse igniter and approximately 61 feet of M-700 safety fuse, which are explosives, to Continental Airlines for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Continental Airlines facility in Nashville, TN, discovered the shipment when it was being processed. Explosives are prohibited aboard passenger-carrying aircraft.

109.    December 13, 2002 FAA a $70,000 penalty against Pirelli Cables and Systems of Columbia SC. On or about March 15, 2001, Pirelli Cables improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two gauges filled with approximately 20 ounces of mercury, a corrosive, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking.
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110.    December 13, 2002 FAA a $52,500 penalty against Misener Marine Construction, Inc. of Tampa, FL. On September 29, 2000, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a hydraulic system injector containing fuel, a flammable liquid, to Federal Express for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the Federal Express sort facility in Tampa, FL discovered the shipment leaking.

111.    December 13, 2002 a $52,500 penalty against Holt Company of Columbus, OH. 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 for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking.

112.    December 13, 2002 a $52,500 penalty against Genlyte Group, Inc. of Louisville, KY. On Sept. 22, 2002, Genlyte improperly offered a fiberboard box containing batteries, which are corrosive, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville discovered the shipment leaking.

113.    December 13, 2002 a $51,000 civil penalty against Dad’s Auto Dismantling of Rancho Cordova, CA. 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 for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking and emitting a fuel odor.

114.    December 13, 2002 an $84,000 penalty against M.A. Bruder & Sons of Broomall, PA. On September 21, 2000, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three one-gallon metal cans of paint, a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY discovered the shipment leaking.

115.    December 13, 2002 a $51,000 penalty against Superior Solvents. On August 30, 2001, 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.

116.    December 13, 2002 a $96,250 penalty against Farm Equipment N Supplies of St. Michael, Barbados. On October 19, 2000, improperly offered fiberboard boxes holding four one-gallon plastic containers of disinfectants containing high-boiling tar acids and acetic acid, which are corrosives, to American Airlines for transportation by air. Employees at the American Airlines facility in Miami, FL discovered the shipment leaking. The shipment was transported from Barbados to Miami aboard a passenger-carrying aircraft. The quantity of disinfectant contained in each container, approximately 3.79 liters, and the entire shipment, approximately 15 liters, exceeded the amount of material permitted aboard passenger- carrying aircraft.

117.    January 2, 2003 a $52,500 civil penalty against Honeywell, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ. On Sept. 10, 2000, Honeywell improperly offered a fiberboard box containing a fuel pump holding residual fuel, a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville discovered the shipment leaking and emitting a fuel odor.

118.    February 3, 2003 a $72,000 penalty against Daimler Chrysler of Newark, DE. On November 18, 2001, Daimler Chrysler improperly offered a fiberboard box containing twelve 22-ounce plastic containers of liquid Mopar Tire & Wheel Cleaner, which are corrosive liquids, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville,KY, discovered the shipment  leaking

119.    February 3, 2003 a $72,000 penalty against Daimler Chrysler of Newark, DE. On November 18, 2001, Daimler Chrysler improperly offered a fiberboard box containing twelve 22-ounce plastic containers of liquid Mopar Tire & Wheel Cleaner, which are corrosive liquids, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville,KY, discovered the shipment leaking.

120.    February 3, 2003 a  $70,000 civil penalty against Queen Nail & Beauty Supplies, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA, on June 5, 2001, Queen Nail & Beauty improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two 16- ounce containers of primer and top coat containing ethyl acetate, 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.

121    February 3, 2003 a $59,500 civil penalty against 1st Choice Bowling Supply of Rochester, on October 31, 2000, 1st Choice improperly offered a fiberboard box containing four, 32- ounce and one four-ounce plastic containers of materials containing isopropyl alcohol, 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.

122.    February 3, 2003 a a $59,500 civil penalty against The Hopper Company, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, on September 24, 2001, Hopper Company improperly offered a fiberboard box containing seven 1.5- gallon metal containers of materials containing hydrocarbon liquids, which are flammable, to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY, discovered the shipment leaking.

123.    February 3, 2003 a $59,500 civil penalty against Lawson Products, Inc. of North Dallas, TX, on April 15, 2002, Lawson Products improperly offered a fiberboard box containing four 32-ounce containers of galvanizing compound, 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.

124.    February 3, 2003 a $52,500 civil penalty against Eastern Asia Industries of Kedah, Malaysia, on October 23, 2000, Eastern Asia Industries improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one 32-ounce plastic container of adhesive, 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.

125.    February 3, 2003 a $51,000 civil penalty against Hornbeck’s LLC of Rosemont, IL on June 21, 2001, Hornbeck’s improperly offered a fiberboard box containing one 32-ounce plastic container of liquid insecticide, 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.

126.    February 28, 2003 a $59,500 civil penalty against TEPG US of Westminster, MA on March 19, 2001, TEPG US, formerly known as TEPG Simplex, a unit of SimplexGrinnell LP, improperly offered a fiberboard box containing four rechargeable lead acid batteries, which are corrosive, to Federal Express (FedEx) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Lexington, SC discovered the shipment leaking.