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February 25, 2002
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: 405-954-7500

FAA Seeks $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Tulsa Firm for Offering Undeclared Hazardous Materials for Shipment by Aircraft

FORT WORTH -- The Federal Aviation Administration has
proposed to assess a $275,000 civil penalty against Envirosolve,
LLC, of Tulsa, Okla., for alleged violation of Department of
Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

Envirosolve 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.

FAA said Envirosolve 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. Envirosolve 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.

The company has 30 days from receipt of the enforcement letter
to respond to the agency. Announcement of the proposed civil
penalty is made in accordance with the FAA's policy of releasing
information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions that
involve penalties of $50,000 or more.

--This story is posted courtesy FAA

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