Composite Aquatic Innovations Fined for Chemical Reporting Violations

12 March 2010

Composite Aquatic Innovations has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency and agreed to pay a $4,480 penalty for alleged violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

According to the EPA, the company failed to promptly submit a Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Report to EPA and the State of Washington for its use of styrene in 2004. The company uses styrene in its process for manufacturing swimming pool bulkheads.

“TRI information allows the public to be aware of what chemicals are being used in their communities and to make decisions based on that information,” said Rick Albright, the Director of EPA’s Office of Air, Waste & Toxics in Seattle. “Without complete data, the effectiveness of TRI as a tool for the public is diminished.”

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