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October 26, 2016

FAA Proposes $60,000 Penalty Against Dreamworks SKG for Hazmat Violations

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $60,000 civil penalty against Dreamworks SKG of Glendale, CA, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on April 25, 2002, Dreamworks improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three butane lighters, which contain flammable gas, to Federal Express (FedEx) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, TN discovered the shipment leaking. Dreamworks offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Dreamworks also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

Dreamworks has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA’s practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.

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