News Releases from Region 10
EPA Reaches $4,550 Settlement with J.R. Simplot for Misbranding Pesticide
Release Date: 6/6/2005
Contact Information: Chris Gebhardt
June 6, 2005
The J.R. Simplot Company (J.R. Simplot) has agreed to pay $4,550 fine for violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (misbranded Pesticide) in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
On June 23, 2004, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) conducted a routine inspection at J.R. Simplot's Simplot Grower Solution Facility in Royal City, Washington. During the inspection, the WSDA inspector discovered a bulk tank containing Volck Clear Oil without a proper label. Volck Clear Oil is an insecticide used for a variety of agricultural crops.
The WSDA forwarded the investigation report to EPA for review. On March 25, 2005, EPA issued an Expedited Settlement Offer/Agreement to J.R. Simplot of Boise, Idaho to resolve J.R. Simplot's failure to properly label the bulk tank. J.R. Simplot has agreed to pay the full penalty amount.
- Region 10 Pesticides Program (yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/webpage/Pesticides)
Region 10 Compliance and Enforcement (yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ENFORCE.NSF/)