FAA Proposes Penalties for Hazardous Materials

The Home Depot and Chemique each face civil penalties for allegedly violating the regulations

According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties against two companies for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The Home Depot, Inc., faces $96,000 in fines while Chemique, Inc., faces $63,000 in fines. In both cases, the FAA has alleged that shipments were not accompanies by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of their contents and were not marked, labeled or packaged in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on Feb. 15, 2013, The Home Depot offered a shipment containing 58 two-quart containers of flammable charcoal lighter fluid and four lighter packs, each containing three flammable lighters, to UPS for air transport to Bloomington, Minn.  Chemique allegedly offered a shipment of six, 8-ounce containers of liquid rust remover and restoration cleaner for transport by air to Milton, Fla.

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