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February 3, 2003

FAA Proposes $51,000 Penalty Against Hornbeck's LLC for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $51,000 civil penalty against
Hornbeck’s LLC of Rosemont, IL, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on June 21, 2001,
Hornbeck’s improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing one 32-ounce
plastic container of liquid
insecticide, a flammable liquid, to
United Parcel Service (UPS) for
transportation by air. Ground handling
employees at the UPS sort facility in
Louisville, KY, discovered the shipment

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

Hornbeck’s, 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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