FAA proposes $201,250 civil penalty against Jegs

Staff report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $201,250 civil penalty against Jegs Automotive Inc. of Delaware for allegedly violating the hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on March 11, 2016, the automotive parts and supplies company offered an undeclared hazardous material shipment to FedEx for air transportation from Delaware to Edgewater, Fla., according to a news release from the agency.

The FAA alleges that the shipment contained three 32-ounce metal cans of Race Gas Fuel Concentrate, which is a flammable and toxic liquid.

Workers at FedEx’s cargo sort facility in Columbus discovered the shipment was leaking.

The FAA alleges that the shipment was not accompanied by a shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods and was not properly marked, labeled or packaged. The FAA further alleges that Jegs did not provide emergency response information with the shipment and failed to ensure its employees had received required hazardous materials training.

Jegs, which has not responded to requests for comment, has been in communication with the FAA about the case, according to the release.

Staff report