$357,000 Settlement for EPA Chemical Data Reporting Violations

CHICAGO (March 15, 2021) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement requiring Western Reserve Chemical Corp. in Stow, Ohio, to pay a civil $357,000 penalty for violations of chemical data reporting regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA.

EPA alleged that from 2012-2015, WRCC failed to submit data reports for 18 chemical substances as required by TSCA. The company imports various chemicals for businesses that formulate rubber, plastics, adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Companies are required to give EPA information on the chemicals they manufacture or import into the United States. EPA uses the data to help assess the potential human health and environmental effects of these chemicals and makes the non-confidential business information available to the public.

WRCC's violations presented a potential harm to the Agency's ability to maintain accurate and updated information regarding commercially-produced chemicals. EPA's consent agreement and final order with the company resolves the alleged violations and requires the payment a $357,000 civil penalty in installments within 18 months.

[View the news release on the EPA website]

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