FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against Terrazzo USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

The company allegedly shipped a container of corrosive liquid via UPS that was found to be leaking and not properly labeled

FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against Terrazzo USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations
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June 29, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against Terrazzo USA & Associates, Inc. for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA alleges that Terrazzo offered a box holding a container of corrosive liquid Master Flex Flexible Hardener to UPS for shipment by air on June 23, 2016. Workers at the UPS sort facility in Austin, Texas, discovered the shipment was leaking.

The leaking packing was not accompanied by shipping papers describing the material, and was not properly marked, labeled, packaged, described, or in the proper condition for shipment to prevent the release of hazardous materials, according to FAA allegations.

The agency further alleges that Terrazzo failed to ensure that its employees had received proper hazardous materials training—required by FAA regulations—and failed to include emergency response information with the June 23 shipment.

Terrazzo has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.