The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is not one of those environmental acts/regulations that “rolls off your tongue” with ease.
Unfortunately, Scotts Miracle-Gro has become all too familiar with FIFRA after the September 7, 2012 sentencing in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio.
According to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Scotts pleaded guilty in February 2012 to illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, and distributing unregistered pesticides.”
Some environmental compliance tips can be found in our Environmental Minute, “Environmental Compliance & Enforcement 2012.”
To read more about the FIFRA fine click here http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/38045218FAA33ABE85257A72006BEF1C