STOW, Ohio—Western Reserve Chemical Corp. will pay a $357,000 civil penalty to the federal government for violating chemical data reporting regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.
The Stow-based business allegedly violated the regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, from 2012 to 2015, EPA said.
Western Reserve, which imports chemicals for businesses that formulate rubber, adhesives, sealants, coatings and plastics, failed to submit data reports for 18 chemical substances, EPA alleged.
"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," the agency said.
"WRCC's violations presented a potential harm to the Agency's ability to maintain accurate and updated information regarding commercially-produced chemicals," it continued.
The civil penalty will be paid in installments over 18 months and will resolve the case, EPA said.