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FAA Proposes $165,000 Penalty Against FedEx for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $165,000 civil penalty against Federal
Express Corp., of Memphis, Tenn. for allegedly violating
Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that the FedEx improperly shipped a fiberboard box
containing a chemical oxygen generator on a FedEx cargo flight
from Los Angeles to the company's package sorting facility in
Memphis where employees discovered the shipment.

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

FedEx 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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