FAA Fines 3 Companies for Hazmat Shipping Violations

Posted on 1/3/2017 by Roger Marks

For hazmat air shippers, the 58th Edition of IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) is in effect as of January 1, 2017. Understanding the latest rules for hazmat air shipments is crucial to avoid costly fines, rejected shipments, and incidents in transit.

Learn from these mistakes to keep your hazmat shipments moving in compliance and on time.

$72,000 for Flammable Solvents and More

A South Korean shipper was fined $72,000 for a 2014 incident in which a shipment of flammable solvents, pain, and resins offered for air transportation was found leaking at a package sorting facility in Kentucky. The company failed to select authorized packaging for the shipment and did not properly mark, label, or complete shipping papers as required under US DOT and IATA hazmat regulations.

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$63,000 for Corrosive Wood Cleaner

A Columbus, OH–based distribution company will pay a $63,000 civil penalty to settle allegations it failed to properly mark, label, or complete shipping papers for an air shipment of corrosive wood cleaner.

Again in this case, the noncompliant hazmat shipment was discovered when it began leaking at a package sorting facility, again in Kentucky.

$57,400 for Xylene by Air

Lastly, an Atlanta, GA container company failed to meet 49 CFR and IATA DGR requirements, including preparing a shipper’s declaration, classification, packaging, marking, labeling, and providing emergency response information. In addition, the company failed to provide required hazmat training for employees involved in preparing shipments.

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