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So Cal pesticide company settles reporting violations

Release Date: 07/17/2006
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, (213) 244-1815

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled for $5,850 with California Pool and Chemical Service of Artesia, Calif., for failing to submit their 2005 pesticide production report on time, a violation of the federal pesticide law.

The company, which produces sodium hypochlorite for swimming pool disinfection, was subject to an EPA action last year due to similar violations.

“Pesticide production reports are important to the EPA. With the information contained in these reports, we can identify companies producing cancelled products, assist inspectors in the field, and more closely monitor pesticides produced for the U.S. market,” said Enrique Manzanilla, the EPA's Communities and Ecosystems Division director for the Pacific Southwest region.

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, companies must report their annual pesticide production to the EPA by March 1st.

For more information on pesticide regulation and enforcement, please visit:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/enforcement/


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