Hazardous Fungicide, Bactericide Leads to Firm's $207,200 Fine

FAA alleges Simplot, a food processing and agricultural company, offered a non-standard fiberboard box containing a five-gallon plastic jug of bactericide and fungicide to UPS.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $207,200 civil penalty against J.R. Simplot Company of Boise, Idaho, for alleged violations of Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

FAA alleges Simplot, a food processing and agricultural company, offered a non-standard fiberboard box containing a five-gallon plastic jug of bactericide and fungicide to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air from Union Gap, Wash., to New Harmony, Utah, on Oct. 28, 2009.

According to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, the mixture of hydrogen peroxide and peroxyacetic acids is classified as an oxidizer, which is a hazardous material.

FAA alleges the package was not declared to contain hazardous materials and that the materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in proper condition for shipment under the hazardous materials regulations. Additionally, the agency alleges the quantity of liquid in the shipment exceeded the maximum amount that can be transported on a cargo aircraft.

Employees at UPS’s Ontario, Calif., sorting facility discovered the leaking package.

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