U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed a consent agreement and final order with Baleco International, North Bend, Ohio, on alleged violations of federal rules on the distribution and sale of pesticides. A $15,000 penalty has been assessed against the company as part of the settlement.

According to EPA, Baleco sold and distributed unregistered, adulterated and misbranded pesticides from its facility at 3200 State Line Road. The products are 30% Algaecide-1999, 30% Algaecide-2001, 3″ Tablets-2001, 1″ Tablets-2001 and Chlorinating Granules-2001. Ohio Department of Agriculture inspectors cooperated with EPA in the investigation.

EPA registers all pesticides and pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.