24 January 2013 20:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Two subsidiaries of the Kemira Group will pay a total of more than $800,000 (€600,000) in civil penalties after reaching settlements with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on multiple alleged violations of chemical reporting and pesticide laws, the EPA announced on Thursday.
The settlement with Kemira Chemicals was in regard to alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, including the sale and distribution of an unregistered pesticide, the sale and distribution of misbranded pesticides and pesticide production reporting violation, the EPA said.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kemira Chemicals has corrected the alleged violations and will pay a civil penalty of $301,600, the EPA said.
The EPA also reached a settlement with Kemira Water Solutions after an EPA inspection identified 27 violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act’s Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule for the 2006 reporting period, the agency said. The IUR rule requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances to report the production volume and location of each facility producing these substances.
Kemira Water Solutions has since submitted the required information to the EPA and will pay a civil penalty of $503,110, the EPA said.
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