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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Martex Farms Administrative Law Decision (Washington, D.C. - Feb. 1, 2007) - EPA today applauds a legal victory against Martex Farms, a Puerto Rican company, for violating the worker protection provisions of U.S. pesticide laws.   Administrative Order   2/1/2007
$23 Million Settlement Reached at the Cedar Creek Superfund Alternative Site EPA and the Mercury Marine Corporation entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (ASAOC) where Mercury Marine will produce an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for a Non-Time-Critical Removal Action at the Cedar Creek Superfund Alternative site for the Ponds Operable Unit in Cedarburg, Wis.   Administrative Order on Consent   8/21/2014
Cheminova, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Cheminova, Inc. for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Zoro Miticide Insecticide” (EPA Reg. No. 67760-71). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-accepted label, specifically the Storage and Disposal section. The SSURO affected over 46,804 pounds of violative pesticide product. Cheminova, Inc. agreed to relabel the product and agreed to pay a $5,800 civil penalty to address the alleged distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/27/2012
Nufarm Americas, Inc. - Imports EPA determined that Nufarm Americas, Inc. illegally imported five misbranded pesticide products; Bromoxynil Mixed Ester (EPA Reg. No. 264-533), Bromoxynil Octanote (EPA Reg. No. 264-442), Dichlorprop-P Technical Acid (EPA Reg. No. 15440-24), MCPA Technical Acid (EPA Reg. No. 70596-1), and Nufarm USA 2, 4-D Acid (EPA Reg. No. 61272-3). The imported products were illegal because the labels on the products either contained information that conflicted with the EPA-accepted label or had claims that substantially differed from the claims made as part of the product registration under FIFRA. Nufarm agreed to relabel the violative products, prepare and implement a compliance monitoring plan to prevent or eliminate any future violations of FIFRA, and pay a $105,000 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/1/2012
BASF Corporation - Imports EPA determined BASF Corporation illegally imported a misbranded product, “Poast Manufacturer Concentrate” (EPA Reg. No. 7969-56). The imported product was illegal because the label on this product contained information that conflicted with the EPA-accepted label. BASF agreed to relabel the violative product, prepare and implement a compliance monitoring plan to prevent or eliminate any future violations of FIFRA, and pay a $7,500 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/1/2012
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   1/4/2012
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   12/8/2011
Douglas Products and Packaging, LLC - Imports EPA determined that Douglas Products and Packaging, LLC failed to submit to EPA a Notice of Arrival prior to importing a shipment of 50,000 pounds of aluminum phosphide fumigant, a registered pesticide. The company agreed to pay a $6,237 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   11/18/2011
Borate Plus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Borate Supreme” (EPA Reg. No. 87445-1). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. Borate Plus Inc. took steps to re-label the product. In October 2011, they agreed to pay a $ 2,800 civil penalty to address the distribution of misbranded pesticides.   Administrative Penalty Order   10/19/2011
Syngenta Consent Agreement (Washington, D.C. - Dec. 21, 2006) Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Golden Valley, Minn., has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to EPA for selling and distributing seed corn that contained an unregistered genetically engineered pesticide called Bt 10.   Consent Agreement   12/21/2006
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Settlement On September 15, 2014, EPA filed a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) which simultaneously commences and resolves an administrative proceeding against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   9/15/2014
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - February 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced enforcement actions that will require 35 home renovation contractors and training providers to take additional steps to protect communities by minimizing harmful lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Standards.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   2/18/2014
Harrell’s, LLC Pesticide Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Harrell’s LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for allegedly distributing and selling misbranded pesticides and other violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   12/20/2013
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement Walmart has resolved civil violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board has approved a Consent Agreement and Final Order between Walmart and EPA requiring the company to take significant actions to ensure future compliance and pay a civil penalty.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/28/2013
Kemira Group Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it reached a settlement with two subsidiaries of the Kemira Group for violations of chemical and pesticide laws.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/24/2013
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Settlement Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts) will pay over $6 million penalty and spend $2 million on environmental projects under a settlement that resolves violations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Scotts distributed or sold unregistered, canceled, or misbranded pesticides, including products with inadequate warnings or cautions. This is the largest civil settlement under FIFRA to date.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   9/7/2012
Monsanto Company FIFRA Settlement Information Sheet Washington, DC - July 8, 2010) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Monsanto Company Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to resolve misbranding violations related to the sale and distribution of cotton seed products containing genetically engineered pesticides. This is the largest civil administrative penalty settlement ever received under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   7/8/2010
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC Settlement Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   4/17/2014
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports A 17,000 kg shipment of 680-25 kg bags of “FORE 80 WP Rainshield Specialty Fungicide” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/28/2012
Alen USA - Imports A shipment of “Pinalen” and “Xtra Pine” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide products were deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/23/2012
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports A shipment of “Dithane F-45 Rainshield Fungicide” was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded. Company will export product to Canada for relabeling.   Import Refusal   3/23/2012
ABF Labs - Imports 42 drums of “Raw Material PMD Pure” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-499) were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/21/2012
World Factory, Inc. - Imports 1,800 pieces of SunEnergy “Citronella Candle Sticks” were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed an unregistered pesticide.   Import Refusal   3/19/2012
ABF Lab Plant #2 - Imports 42 drums (180 kgs.) of “Raw Material PMD Pure” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-499) were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/26/2012
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports 40 400-kilogram bags of “4-amino-3, 5, 6-trichloropicolinic acid” were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed an unregistered pesticide.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Sussex IM - Imports 72 cartons of “OFF! Repellant Pad” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-469) and 120 cartons of “OFF! Insecticide Pad” were denied entry/refused delivery. The “OFF! Repellant Pad was misbranded and “OFF! Insecticide Pad contained false and misleading statements.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Reinforcements Systems - Imports A shipment of “Grotan OK Plus” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide product was deemed unregistered.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Haviland Products Company - Imports One 1,000 kilogram container of “Durachlor Granular” (EPA Reg. No. 57787-6) was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/19/2012
Ariel Premium Supply, Inc. - Imports 100 cartons of “Insect Repellant Wipes” and 100 cartons of “Anti-Bacterial Wipes” were denied entry. Products deemed to be unregistered pesticides.   Import Refusal   1/17/2012
Agrium Advanced Technologies - Imports 44,000 pounds of “Signature” (EPA Reg. No. 62719-504-34704) was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/9/2012
Blocean Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   3/15/2012
MRI Global - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a research and development product into the United States.   Notice of Warning   3/7/2012
BASF - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   2/10/2012
United Industries - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a pesticide device into the United States.   Notice of Warning   2/1/2012
Virbac - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a shipment of EPA Reg. No. 2382-104 into the United States.   Notice of Warning   11/13/2011
Cheminova, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Cheminova, Inc. for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Zoro Miticide Insecticide” (EPA Reg. No. 67760-71). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-accepted label, specifically the Storage and Disposal section. The SSURO affected over 46,804 pounds of violative pesticide product. Cheminova, Inc. agreed to relabel the product and agreed to pay a $5,800 civil penalty to address the alleged distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   3/6/2012
Ag Specialties, LLC - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Ag Specialties, LLC for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “StrikeOut Extra” (EPA Reg. No. 81142-3). The imported product was illegal because the full product label was not prominently placed or securely attached to the pesticide container. The SSURO affected over 475,470 pounds of violative pesticide product.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   3/5/2012
Sharda USA, LLC - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded product, “Sharda Fomesafen Technical Herbicide” (EPA Reg. No. 82633-5). The imported product was illegal because the correct EPA Registration Number was not on the product’s label. The SSURO was lifted in February 2012 after the importer provided verification that the product had been appropriately relabeled at an EPA registered establishment.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   1/27/2012
Nissco America, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Nissco America, Inc. for failure to submit a Notice of Arrival form to EPA and for distribution (importation) of 44 drums of misbranded pesticide product (8,800lbs of violative product).   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   12/28/2011
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   12/12/2011
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   11/21/2011
Borate Plus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Borate Supreme” (EPA Reg. No. 87445-1). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. Borate Plus Inc. took steps to re-label the product. In October 2011, they agreed to pay a $ 2,800 civil penalty to address the distribution of misbranded pesticides.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   9/23/2011
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Imprelis Order EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for potential violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and ordered DuPont to immediately cease the distribution, sale, use or removal of Imprelis Herbicide products under its ownership, control, or custody. Within ten days of receipt of the Order, DuPont must submit to EPA a product inventory, a listing of the distributors and direct-sales customers, and product distribution and sale information.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   8/11/2011
American Vanguard Corporation Order American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) and AMVAC Chemical Corporation have been issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for potential violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA took enforcement action after EPA laboratory analysis of AMVAC’s registered pesticide product, Technical Grade PCNB 95%, revealed the presence of highly toxic impurities EPA considers to be of toxicological significance.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   8/12/2010
EPA orders Scotts to stop selling certain pesticides (Chicago, Ill. - April 23, 2008) U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today issued a "stop sale, use or removal" order against Scotts Miracle Gro Co. and three affiliates, all of Marysville, Ohio, for illegal, unregistered and misbranded pesticides. EPA will also issue a stop sale order to Scotts Lawn Care Service. Scotts has agreed to recall these products from all retail locations across the United States and to set up a process for consumers to safely return any unregistered products they may have purchased.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   4/23/2008

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