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U.S. EPA fines San Leandro pesticide manufacturer $5,200

Release Date: 08/29/2007
Contact Information: Marc Mowrey, (415) 972.3324 mowrey.marc@epa.gov

Company failed to submit production report

        SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined a San Leandro, Calif. pesticide manufacturer $5,200 for allegedly failing to submit its 2006 pesticide production report -- a violation of the federal pesticide law.

        Copper Harbor Company, Inc., a wholesale chemical manufacturer located at located at 2300 Davis Street, San Leandro, Calif., failed to submit its annual pesticide production report by the EPA’s March 1 deadline.

        “Companies have a responsibility to submit their pesticide production reports in a timely manner,” said Katherine Taylor, the associate director of the Community and Ecosystems Division for the EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. “The EPA uses these reports to track pesticide production and ensure safe management and distribution.”

        Copper Harbor Company, Inc. has since filed the required production report.

        Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, companies must annually report pesticide production to the EPA by March 1. Production records provide information on the quantities of pesticides produced and distributed.

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

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