The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it has settled with Arleta-based Miles Chemical Company for allegedly failing to timely report chemical substances the company imported.
Under the settlement, the company will pay a $45,000 penalty, according to the agency.
“Reporting to EPA gives the agency data to help assess the potential human health and environmental effects of these chemicals,” said Mike Stoker, EPA’s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “This data also helps inform communities of risks posed by chemicals used in U.S. commerce.”
Between 2012 and 2015, Miles Chemical failed to timely submit forms to EPA documenting the import of large quantities of two chemicals, according to the agency. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, chemical importers and manufactures are required to submit Chemical Data Reporting information to EPA every four years.
This allows EPA to track the chemicals being imported into the country, assess potential human health and environmental effects of these chemicals, and make the non-confidential business information it receives available to the public, according to the agency.
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