FAA Proposes Penalty against Home Depot for Alleged Shipping Violations

FAA Proposes Penalty against Home Depot for Alleged Shipping Violations
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June 19, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $70,000 civil penalty against The Home Depot for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials regulations.

According to the FAA, on October 7, 2014, a Home Depot store in Lincoln, Nebraska offered a shipment of nine cans of flammable aerosol spray paint to UPS for transportation by air.

UPS contacted the FAA after it was discovered that the shipment was leaking.

The FAA alleges that the shipment was not accompanied by required shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of its contents and was not marked or labeled in accordance with federal hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA further alleges that The Home Depot failed to provide emergency response information with the shipment.

The Home Depot has asked to meet with the FAA to discuss the violation.

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