FAA Proposes $52,000 Civil Penalty Against The Home Depot for HazMat Violations

FAA Proposes $52,000 Civil Penalty Against The Home Depot for HazMat Violations
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March 29, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $52,000 civil penalty against The Home Depot, Inc. for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials regulations.

According to the FAA, on October 3, 2014, The Home Depot offered a box containing 16 cans of spray paint, a flammable aerosol, to UPS for shipment by air from San Antonio, Texas to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

A UPS employee in San Antonio discovered the shipment before it was loaded onto the aircraft.

The FAA alleges that the shipment was not accompanied by papers indicating the hazardous nature of its contents and was not properly marked or labeled.

The company also failed to provide required emergency response information with the shipment.

The Home Depot has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency regarding the alleged violations.