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December 14, 2001
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FAA Proposes $59,500 Penalty Against 84 Lumber Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $59,500 civil penalty against 84 Lumber
Company of Eighty-Four, Pa., for allegedly violating Department
of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that 84 Lumber Company 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

84 Lumber Company 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. 84 Lumber Company also failed to ensure
that employees were trained to properly package and handle
hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the
required emergency response information.

84 Lumber Company 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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