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July 17, 2001

FAA Proposes $70,000 Penalty Against Scotty's, Inc. for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $70,000 civil penalty against Scotty's, Inc.
of Winter Haven, Fla., for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that Scotty's, Inc. 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.

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

Scotty's, 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.




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