FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announces January case settlements
RALEIGH – The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents in Pitt, Richmond, Wake and Yadkin counties, as well as Bonham, Texas, and Virginia Beach, Va.
- Tyler P. Allen, an employee at NaturChem Inc. in Greenville, agreed to pay $500 for selling restricted-use pesticides Atrazine 4L, Chipco TopChoice and Yuma without being a licensed pesticide dealer.
- Jack Miller, grounds superintendent at Richmond Pines Country Club in Rockingham, agreed to pay $400 for applying Buccaneer Plus to a golf course without being a licensed pesticide applicator.
- Herbert S. Pair of Raleigh agreed to pay $800 for applying the pesticide Tri-Pic Plus Fumigant in a manner inconsistent with its labeling, which violated worker protection standards outlined in Part 170 of Title 40. Pair failed to develop a fumigant management plan, failed to provide the handler with fumigant safe handling information, required safety trainings or an appropriate air-purifying respirator, and failed to provide proper notification when the restricted period for entry was over.
- Russell L. Wagoner, an employee of Crop Production Services in Yadkinville, agreed to pay $800 for applying Gramoxone Inteon in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to a field in East Bend. The pesticide damaged corn in an adjacent field, and the label states not to apply under conditions involving possible drift to food.
- Voluntary Purchasing Groups Inc. of Bonham, Texas, agreed to pay $600 for selling adulterated pesticide Ferti-lome Liquid Carbaryl Garden Spray in North Carolina. The pesticide was found to be adulterated in that it was deficient in carbaryl.
- Walter L. Brooks, an employee at Stanley Steemer Virginia in Virginia Beach, Va., agreed to pay $200 for applying pesticide Sani-T-10 in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to a home in Moyock. The pesticide was applied to a bedroom carpet, mattress and upholstered furniture, and the label states it should be used only within an institutional or industrial property.