From the Maryland Department of Agriculture:
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Nov. 24, 2009) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Pesticide Regulation Section reported the following local enforcement activity between Oct. 1, 2008 and Nov. 23, 2009.
Blenheim LLC, Havre de Grace – On Feb. 27, MDA received payment of a $100 civil penalty against the company and William Lewis for record keeping violations.
Hillside Lawn Service, Inc., Darlington – On Nov. 10, 2008, MDA received payment of a $360 civil penalty against the company or pesticide misuse and record keeping violations.
In 2009, MDA’s Pesticide Regulation Inspectors conducted 1,200 inspections resulting in 372 businesses and/or individuals being cited for violations of the Pesticide Applicator’s Law and Regulations. Additionally, MDA’s Pesticide Section cited 32 pest control businesses for operating without a license, investigated 31 consumer complaints and assessed 33 civil penalties totaling $10,360.
For more information, or to file a complaint, call MDA’s Pesticide Regulation office at 410-841-5710. Or visit MDA’s new online Regulatory Information Center, which provides information about enforcement actions the department takes in response to violations of state laws or regulations. This information includes administrative, civil and criminal enforcement actions and is available at: www.mda.state.md.us/news_room/reg_center.php.
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