FAA Proposes $52,500 Penalty Against Honeywell, Inc. For Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to
assess a $52,500 civil penalty against
Honeywell, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials
regulations.

The FAA alleges that on Sept. 10, 2000,
Honeywell improperly offered a
fiberboard box containing a fuel pump
holding residual fuel, a flammable
liquid, to United Parcel Service (UPS)
for transportation by air. Ground
handling employees at the UPS sort
facility in Louisville discovered the
shipment leaking and emitting a fuel
odor.


Honeywell offered the hazardous
material for transportation when it was
not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by
regulations. Honeywell 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.

Honeywell 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.

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