U.S. EPA fines Fresno pool supply company $5,200 for failing to submit production reports

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

McGrayel Company, Inc., located at 5361 South Villa Ave., failed to submit its annual pesticide production report by the EPA’s March 1 deadline. The company manufactures pool, spa, and fountain algaecides.

“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.”

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.

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

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