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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $52,500 Penalty Against Kentucky Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration,
Southern Region, has proposed to assess
a $52,500 civil penalty against Genlyte
Group, Inc. of Louisville, KY, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on Sept. 22, 2002,
Genlyte improperly offered a fiberboard
box containing batteries, which are
corrosive, to United Parcel Service for
transportation by air. Ground handling
employees at the UPS sort facility in
Louisville discovered the shipment

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

Genlyte had 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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