WASHINGTON, DC — The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $52,000 civil penalty against The Home Depot, Inc, of Atlanta, Georgia, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The FAA alleges that on Oct. 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, Wis. A UPS employee in San Antonio discovered the shipment before it was loaded onto the aircraft.
The FAA alleges the shipments were not accompanied by papers indicating the hazardous nature of their contents and were not properly marked or labeled. The company also failed to provide required emergency response information with the shipment, the FAA alleges.
The Home Depot has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.