FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 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 Beaufort, Caswell, Mecklenburg, Pitt and Wilson counties, Easley, S.C., Kingstree, S.C., and Pasadena, Texas.
- Charles G. Lewis and Greenwood Helicopters of Washington (Beaufort County) agreed to pay $1,050 for using a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Drift from an aerial pesticide application to timber owned by Weyerhauser damaged an adjacent cotton field.
- Timothy K. Weadon of Blanch (Caswell County) agreed to pay $800 for improperly disposing of pesticide containers. Weadon left 35 containers with liquid in them in a field he leased.
- Wepak Corp. of Charlotte agreed to pay $600 after its product, Wepak Lemon Disinfectant, was found to be ineffective against P. aeruginsoa, a bacterium it claimed to be effective against. A stop-sale order was issued by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides division on July 18, 2013.
- Charles H. Wainwright of Winterville (Pitt) agreed to pay $650 for using pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Drift from an application of Gramoxone Inteon used in Wainwright’s soybean field damaged a river birch tree in an adjacent yard.
- Daniel O’Dell, manager at Berry Family Nurseries in Sims (Wilson County), agreed to pay $1,100 for violating Worker Protection Standards. Workers at the nursery were not provided specific information or given adequate notice about pesticide applications, and access was not restricted as required by the pesticide labeling.
- Salvador Estrada, Jr. of Easley, S.C., agreed to pay $1,000 for violating the Worker Protection Standards by failing to properly train his workers and for not completing a site-specific fumigation plan as required by the pesticide label. The violation was the result of a pesticide application to a tomato field he leases in Fletcher.
- Dirk Frommann of Kingstree, S.C., agreed to pay $1, 200 for using an unlicensed aircraft for pesticide applications and for not submitting written records within 72 hours after an application.
- Control Solutions Inc. of Pasedena, Texas, agreed to pay $600 because two batches of its product, Martin’s Horse & Stable Multi-Use Insecticide & Repellent Spray RTU, were deficient in its active ingredient, permethrin, a widely used insecticide. Stop-sale orders of this product were issued by the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division on Oct. 13, 2013, and Jan. 6, 2014.