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EPA fines Yuma company $4,400 for pesticide violations

Release Date: 7/7/2004
Contact Information: Wendy Chavez, (415) 947-4248

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Gowan Milling of Yuma, Ariz. $4,400 for allegedly failing to submit 2003 pesticide reports, a violation of the federal pesticide law.

"Companies must report their pesticide production in a timely manner," said Enrique Manzanilla, the EPA's Cross Media Division director for the Pacific Southwest region. "The EPA uses these reports to track pesticides and ensure safe management and distribution."

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.

The EPA also fined two So. Calif. companies a total of $9,900 for similar violations in Azusa and North Hollywood.