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Martex Farms Administrative Law Decision Settlement

(Washington, D.C. - Feb. 1, 2007) - EPA today applauds a legal victory against Martex Farms, a Puerto Rican company, for violating the worker protection provisions of U.S. pesticide laws.

The company has been ordered to pay a total penalty of $92,620, which is the second highest penalty ever assessed under EPA's worker protection standard, which is authorized by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

For more information, contact:

Danielle C. Fidler
Special Litigation & Projects Division
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW MC 2248A
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-0660
Danielle Fidler (