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FAA Proposes $220,000 Penalty Against Expert-Med for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $220,000 civil penalty against
Expert-Med, Inc. of Ormond Beach, FL,
for allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on September 18,
2001, Expert-Med improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing 24, 50-
milileter bottles of Etoposide
Injection, which is a flammable liquid,
to United Parcel Service (UPS) for
transportation by air. Ground handling
employees at the UPS sort facility in
Orlando, FL, discovered the shipment

Expert-Med offered the hazardous
materials for transportation when they
were not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by
regulations. Expert-Med 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.

Expert-Med 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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