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EPA settles with State Industrial Products Corp. on pesticide export violations

Release Date: 8/18/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA153

CHICAGO (Aug. 18, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled an administrative complaint against State Industrial Products Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, for
failure to comply with federal pesticide export requirements. A $56,360 penalty was paid.

In the notice of violation, State Industrial Products, located at 3100 Hamilton Ave., was cited for exporting No Mix Terg-O-Cide, Apple Orchard Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner, Morning Fresh Orchard Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner and Spectr-O-Cide without proper labels and registrations. The products were exported to Canada.

In order to export pesticides registered in the United States, the exporter must, among other things, include the approved label from the pesticide registration in the shipment and translate certain portions of the label into the predominant language of the destination country. For pesticides not registered in the United States, the exporter must obtain a written acknowledgement that the purchaser understands the product is not registered and cannot be sold in the United States.

State Industrial Products failed to comply with these requirements. The violations were discovered during inspections in October 2004.

EPA registers all pesticides and pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Except for certain limited exemptions, no pesticide may be legally sold, distributed or exported from the United States unless its label has an EPA registration number.

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