Toxics Law Settlement (US)

When a company brings a new chemical into the United States, it must notify the federal US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and certify 90 days before importation that it meets all rules and regulations under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act.

An EPA inspection of a New York facility revealed that from February 2008 through July 2010, the company had been importing a chemical substance without first notifying the EPA. The chemical was being used in the production of a metalworking fluid that the company sold to domestic manufacturers.

Under the terms of the settlement reached with the USEPA, the company will pay a $150,000 penalty.