FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
|| James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
RALEIGH − The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals and companies in Moore, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Union and Yadkin counties, as well as Indianapolis, Ind., and Dillon, S.C.
- William J. Howe, president of Aurora Hills Farm and Nursery Inc. in Pinebluff, agreed to pay $600 for applying restricted-use pesticides with an expired license and refusing to allow a pesticide inspector access to the facility’s pesticide storage area for the purpose of inspection.
- Bryson J. Cooper, an employee of Craft Air Services in Hertford, agreed to pay $2,400 for applying restricted-use pesticides with an expired license and depositing pesticides by aircraft within 100 feet of a residence as well as within 25 feet of a public road.
- Wesley C. Von Egidy and Von Egidy Inc. of Marshville agreed to pay $4,000 for employees applying pesticides when no one employed or associated with Von Egidy Inc. held a valid pesticide license, refusing to allow a pesticide inspector access to the facility’s pesticide storage area for the purpose of inspection, and for employees applying a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
- Freddie L. Spencer of Columbia agreed to pay $650 for applying a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Drift from pesticides applied to Spencer’s cotton fields damaged vegetation on an adjacent property.
- Roger L. Groce of Hamptonville agreed to pay $700 for applying a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling by failing to provide his farm workers specific information about the pesticides being applied.
- Charles D. Taylor of Dillon, S.C. agreed to pay $14,600 for failing to pay civil penalties assessed by the N.C. Pesticide Board, violating the N.C. Pesticide Law of 1971 and for failing to renew or maintain his N.C. aerial applicator’s license and certification.
- Brulin and Company Inc. of Indianapolis agreed to pay $600 for selling adulterated Maxima 256 Germicidal Detergent. The pesticide was found to be misbranded because it was ineffective against S. aureus, bacteria it claimed to be effective against.