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DANIEL E. LUNGREN, Attorney General
of the State of California
THEODORA BERGER,
Assistant Attorney General
CRAIG C. THOMPSON
GAIL RUDERMAN FEUER
Deputy Attorneys General
300 Spring S. Street, 11 North Tower
Los Angeles, California 90013
Telephone:
(213) 897-2639
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
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PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ex rel.)
John K. Van De Kamp, Attorney General
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of the .state of California
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Plaintiffs,
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Amvac Corporation, Bio-Strip, Inc.
Defendant.
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No. BC017081
CONSENT
JUDGMENT
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1.0.
Introduction
On December 13, 1990, the People .of the State of
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California, ex rel. John K. Van de Kamp, ("People") filed a
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Complaint for Civil Penalties, Injunctive and Declaratory Relief
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("Complaint") in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC
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17081, against Amvac Chemical Corporation and Bio-Strip, Inc.
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("Bio-Strip"), as defendants (hereinafter referred to as "the
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I Action").
People's Complaint alleges that Amvac Chemical
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Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Health and Safety Code sections
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25249.5 et gg.
("Proposition 65"), and Business and Professions
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Code sections 17200
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("Unfair Competition Act"), by
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knowingly exposing persons to chemicals known to the State of
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California to cause cancer, without first providing a clear and
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reasonable warning to such individuals.
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In response to the Complaint, Amvac Chemical
5 !corporation filed an Answer, denying the substantive allegations
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6 !contained in the Complaint.
A£ter filing the action, People
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learned that Bio-Strip did not employ more than ten persons and,
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on that basis, dismissed Bio-Strip as a defendant in the action.
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Amvac Chemical Corporation (•Amvac•) is a corporation
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that employs more than ten persons and manufactures and
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distributes products for sale within the State of California.
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I Amvac
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I products
manufactures, distributes and/or sells certain pesticide
containing DDVP (also known as •oichlorvos" and by the
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chemical name 2,2 Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate), a chemical
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which the State of California placed on its list of chemicals
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"known to cause cancer" pursuant to Health and Safety Code
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section 25249.9 on January 1, 1989.
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Bio-Strip Pest Strip (EPA Registration Number 5481-348-61292),
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Bio-Strip Pest Strip Industrial Strip (EPA Registration Number
These products include the
20 · 5481-344-61292), Amvac Insect Strip (EPA Registration Number
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5481-344), the Loveland Pest Strip (EPA Registration Number 5481-
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338-36208), the ALCO Insect Strip (EPA Registration Number 5481-
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338), ALCO Pest Strip (EPA Registration Number 5481-348), ALCO
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II Bug
Spray (EPA Registration Number 5481-240), ALCO DDVP 1 Spray
Registration Number 5481-41), ALCO Fly Fighter Liquid
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{EPA
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Concentrate
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(EPA
Registration Number 5481-73), and
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DDVP
Technical
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Grade (EPA Registration Number 5481-96) (hereinafter collectively
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called "Covered Products").
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1.3.
For purposes of this Consent Judgment the parties
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stipulate that this Court has jurisdiction over the allegations
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of violations contained in the Complaint and personal
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jurisdiction over Amvac as to the acts alleged in the Complaint,
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that venue is proper in the County of Los Angeles, and that this
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Court has jurisdiction to enter this Consent Judgment as
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resolution of the allegations contained in the Complaint.
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1.4.
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The parties enter into this Consent Judgment pursuant
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to a settlement of disputed claims between the parties for the
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purpose of avoiding prolonged litigation and to insure that the
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requirements of Proposition 65 are expeditiously carried out.
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execution of this Consent Judgment, Amvac does not admit any
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violations of Proposition 65, the Unfair Competition Act, or any
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related statutes.
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construed as an admission by Amvac of any fact, issue of law or
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violation of law, nor shall compliance with the Consent Judgment
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constitute or be construed as an admission by Amvac of any fact,
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issue of law, or violation of law.
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Nothing in this Consent Judgment shall be
2. Settlement Payment
Amvac shall pay to the People upon the terms and conditions
set forth herein, the following:
2.0. Amvac shall pay a civil penalty of $30,000 to the
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Attorney General pursuant to Health & Safety Code sections
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25249.7(b) and 25192.
In addition, Arnvac shall pay $70,000 to
2' 7 1! the Attorney General as reimbursement of the Attorney General's
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costs and attorneys' fees incurred in the prosecution of the
2
action.
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2.1 Amvac shall make the payments due under subparagraph
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2.0 in the following installments:
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from entry of the Consent Judgment by the
1992~
6 jS, 1992; $16,000 on September 5,
7 11992; $16,000 on January 5,
$12,000 within seven (7) days
1993~
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$16,000 on July
$16,000 on November 5,
$16,0oo· on March 5,
1993~ and
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$8,000 on May 5, 1993.
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additional $2500 for any payment received later than seven days
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!' after
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Amvac shall pay as a civil penalty an
the date due under this Judgment.
The first $70,000
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received under this Judgment shall be used for the reimbursement
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of the Attorney General's costs and attorneys' fees incurred in
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the prosecution of the action.
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2.2
Payments shall be made to the Attorney General of the
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State of California, 300 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
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The payment shall note that the payment is made in connection
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with a settlement of the action and shall be sent to the
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attention of Deputy Attorney General Gail Ruderman Feuer.
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Immediately upon entry of this Consent Judgment, Amvac
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shall permanently and irrevocably relinquish 60 pounds per day of
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Emission Reduction Credits ("ERCs") that it currently possesses,
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as evidenced in the certificate attached as Exhibit •1".
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shall accomplish this by transferring and assigning all of its
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rights and interests in such 60 ERCs to the Attorney General of
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the State of California and surrendering to the Attorney General
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of
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Amvac
the State of California the original certificates for the 60
ERCs transferred under this Consent Judgment.
4.
Arnvac shall
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further inform the South Coast Air Quality Management District
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("SCAQMD") by letter, in a form approved by the Office of the
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Attorney General, that Amvac is irrevocably transferring and
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assigning all of its rights and interests in the 60 BRCs to the
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Attorney General of the State of California, and that it is
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waiving with prejudice any right -or interest that it has in such
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60 ERCs.
Amvac represents its belief·that a fair market value
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3. Entry of Consent Judgment
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3.0. The parties hereby request that the court promptly
11 \enter this Consent Judgment.
Provided the Court enters the
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to a hearing or trial on the allegations of the Complaint.
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4. Matters Covered by this Consent Judgment
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4.0.
This Consent Judgment constitutes a full and final
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settlement as to Amvac with respect to all claims, violations,
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actions, damages, costs, penalties or causes of action under
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Section 25249.6 of Proposition 65 and the Unfair Competition Act,
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up to and
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arising from the Covered Products manufactured, distributed,
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transferred and/or sold by Amvac, as alleged by the People.
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~ncluding
the date of entry of this Consent Judgment,
5. Additional Enforcement Actions; Continuing Obligations
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The People do not waive any right to take further
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enforcement actions on any new or additional violations not
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covered by this Consent Judgment.
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Enforcement of Judgment
The parties may, by noticed motion or order to show
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cause before the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, giving the
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notice required by law, enforce the terms and conditions
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contained herein.
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this Consent Judgment, People may seek whatever fines, costs,
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penalties or remedies as provided by law for violation of the
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Consent Judgment.
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Judgment that also violate Proposition 65 or the Unfair
In any action brought by People to enforce
Any violations of the terms of this Consent
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Competition Act or any other laws may subject Amvac to civil
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penalties under those statutes, to be sought in a separate civil
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action.
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7.
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7.0.
Modification of Judgment
This Consent Judgment may be modified upon written
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approval of the parties and upon entry of a modified Consent
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Judgment by the Court thereon, or upon motion of any party as
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provided by law and upon entry of a modified Consent Judgment by
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the Court.
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8.
Proposition 65 Compliance
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The Covered Products are registered with the United
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States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") pursuant to the
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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (•FIFRA"),
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under which EPA approves labels and labeling for those products.
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The Covered Products are also registered with the California
Department of Pesticides Regulation pursuant to the California
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Economic Poisons Act.
Nothing in this Consent Judgment shall be
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construed to mean that Proposition 65 or its implementing
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regulations require that warnings for FIFRA-registered products
2 ibe provided through product labeling or otherwise to require
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Amvac to take any action contrary to FIFRA or the California
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Economic Poisons Act.
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8.1.
Within 30 days of entry of this Consent Judgment, all
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Covered Products to be sold in California must satisfy either of
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the following requirements:
(a)
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A warning shall be prominently placed on the
jcovered Products, which warning shall meet the requirements of
l.O !Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations ("CCR"), sections
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I 1260l(b)(1)(A)
and 1260l(b)(3) or any successor or amended
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regulations; or
(b)
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A warning shall be prominently placed on shelf
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talkers or on display cases that are provided to
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retailers/sellers of the Covered Products, which warnings are in
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compliance with 22 CCR sections 12601(b)(1)(B) and 12601(b)(3),
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or any successor or amended regulations.
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Warning Language
Warnings required by this Consent Judgment shall
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state as follows: "WARNING: Using this product will expose
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a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer";
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provided, however, that until September 1, 1992, Bio-Strip may
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use its current inventory of Bio-Strip Pest Strip display cases
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on which the following warning has been printed on the front:
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''WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of
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California to cause cancer."
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that would render the language required by this paragraph not in
If the State adopts any regulation
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compliance with Proposition 65, Amvac shall comply with the ter.ms
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of the new regulation.
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If Amvac elects to provide warnings through the
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provision of shelf talkers or display cases pursuant to paragraph
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8.1(b) of this Consent Judgment, Amvac shall take the follawing
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steps to insure that warnings are provided to consumers who
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purchase Covered Products in California.
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RETAIL PRODUCTS
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8.3.1
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ALCO DDVP Products
Amvac shall provide a copy of the •Retail
8.3.1.1
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Product Proposition 65 Warning Letter,• a copy of which is
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attached as Exhibit 2, to all current or future retailers,
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distributors and sellers of the ALCO Insect Strip, Amvac Insect
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Strip, ALCO Pest Strip, ALCO Bug Spray, ALCO DDVP 1 Spray and
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ALCO Fly Fighter Liquid Concentrate (hereinafter "ALCO Covered
16 !Products").
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The Retail Product Proposition 65 Warning Letter
shall contain as enclosures the documents described in
subparagraphs 8.3.1.2 through 8.3.1.4 of this Consent Judgment.
Shipping Carton Notice
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8.3.1.2
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Amvac shall attach on the outside of the shipping
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( hereinafte.r the
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Notice.
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retailer/seller that the Shelf Talker (described in paragraph
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ALCO shipping carton" ) , a Shipping Carton
Such Shipping Carton Notice shall advise the
8.3.1.4) is enclosed in the ALCO shipping carton and must be
displayed with the product.
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An
example of an approved Shipping
Carton Notice for use pursuant to this paragraph is attached as
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1 , Exhibit 3 to this Consent Judgment.
The Shipping Carton Notice
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shall be printed in black upper case type on a fluorescent or
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bright colored background and the print shall be at least of the
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size as represented on Exhibit 3 to this Consent Judgment.
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8.3.1.3 Notice to Retailer Flyer
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Amvac shall enclose in each ALCO shipping carton an
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8-1/2 x 11 inch Notice to Retailer flyer.
The flyer, a copy of
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which is attached as Exhibit 4 to this Consent Judgment, shall
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advise the retailer/seller of its responsibility to provide
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Proposition 65 warnings to consumers by use of the Shelf Talker
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provided in the ALCO shipping carton.
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8.3.1.4 Shelf Talker
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Amvac shall enclose in each ALCO shipping carton a
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"Shelf Talker" sign.
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on the shelf on which ALCO Covered Products are placed for sale
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to provide the Proposition 65 warning to purchasers of such
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products.
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by 5 inches wide.
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pursuant tq this paragraph is attached as Exhibit 5 to this
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Consent Judgment.
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upper case type on a fluorescent or bright colored background and
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the print shall be at least of the size as represented on Exhibit
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5 to this Consent Judgment.
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8.3.2
The Shelf Talker sign is intended to be put
The Shelf Talker shall be at least 2 1/2 inches high
An example of an approved Shelf Talker for use
The Shelf Talker shall be printed in black
Bio-Strip Pest Strip
B. 3. 2.1
Arnvac shall provide to Bio-Strip a copy of
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the "Bio-Strip Proposition 65 Warning Letter," which is attached
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as Exhibit 6 to this Consent Judgment, to be distributed to all
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retailers, distributors and sellers of the Bio-Strip Pest Strip.
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The Bio-Strip Proposition 65 warning Letter shall contain as
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enclosures the documents described in subparagraphs 8.3.2.2 and
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8.3.2.3 of this Consent Judgment.
Amvac shall amend its
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Distributorship Agreement with Bio-Strip to state that Bio-Strip
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is required to provide the Bio-Strip Proposition 65 Warning
7
Letter to all current and future retailers, distributors and
8
sellers of the Bio-Strip Pest Strip, and that the failure to do
9
so is a violation of the Distributorship Agreement between Amvac
and Bio-Strip.
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8.3.2.2
Shipping Carton Notice
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Amvac shall cause to have attached to the outside of
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shipping cartons for Bio-Strip Pest Strips sent to retailers,
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distributors and sellers of the Bio-Strip Pest Strip a Shipping
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Carton Notic::e.
The Shipping Carton Notice shall advise the
16 . retailer/seller that, with respect to sales in California, the
17 1pest strips must be displayed for sale only in the display case
18 \provided in the Bio-Strip Pest Strip shipping carton (the nsio::.9
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Strip Pest Strip Display Case"), so that the Proposition 65
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warning lan9uage is visible to the consumer.
An example of an
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paragraph is attached as Exhibit 7 to this Consent Judgment.
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Shipping Carton Notice shall be printed in black upper case type
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ion
a fluorescent or bright colored background and the print shall
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be at least of the size as represented on Exhibit 7 to this
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Consent Judgment.
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8.3.2 . .3 Display Case Proposition 65 Warning
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Amvac shall cause to have prominently printed on the
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front of each Bio-Strip Pest Strip Display Case or on a label
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affixed to the front of each Bio-Strip Pest Strip Display Case
5
shipped to California the warning language required pursuant to
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subparagraph 8.2.0 of this Consent Judgment.
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to have printed on a label to be enclosed with each Bio-Strip
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Pest Strip Display Case shipped outside of California the warning
9
language required pursuant to subparagraph 8.2.0 of this Consent
Amvac shall cause
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Judgment, which label is intended to be affixed by the
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retailer/seller to the front of each Bio-Strip Pest Strip Display
12
Case used t.o display the Bio-Strip Pest Strip for sale in
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California.
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subparagraph shall be printed in black upper case type on a
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fluorescent: or bright colored background and shall be at least 2
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inches by
17
size, except that the word nwARNING" shall appear centered above
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the remainder of the warning and shall be in a print size larger
19
than 20
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the Proposition 65 Warning to be used pursuant to this paragraph
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is attached as Exhibit 8 to this Consent Judgment.
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8.3.3
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The Proposition 65 Warning required pursuant to this
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The print type shall be at least 20 point in
example of approved print size and type for
Loveland Pest Strips
8.3.3.1
Arnvac shall provide to Loveland Industries,
Inc. ("Loveland'') a copy of the "Loveland Proposition 65 Warning
Letter,
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which is attached as Exhibit 9 to this Consent Judgment,
to be distributed to all retailers, distributors and sellers of
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the Loveland Pest Strip.
The Loveland Proposition 65 Warning
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Letter shall contain as enclosures the documents described in
2
subparagraphs 8.3.3.2 and 8.3.3.3 of this Consent Judgment.
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Amvac shall amend its Distributorship Agreement with Loveland to
4
state that Loveland is required to provide the Loveland
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Proposition 65 Warning Letter to all current and future
6
retailers, distributors and sellers of the Loveland Pest Strip,
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and that the failure to do so is a violation of the
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Distributorship Agreement between Amvac and Loveland.
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8.3.3.2
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Shipping Carton Notice
Amvac shall cause to have attached .to the outside of
11
shipping cartons for Loveland Pest Strips sent to retailers,
12
distributors or sellers of the Loveland Pest Strip a Shipping
13
Carton Notice.
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retailer/seller that, with respect to sales in California, the
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pest strips must be displayed for sale only in the product
16
Display Case provided in the Loveland Pest Strip shipping carton
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(the "Loveland Pest Strip Display Case"), so that the Proposition
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65 warning language is visible to the consumer.
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approved
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paragraph is attached as Exhibit 10 to this Consent Judgment.
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The Shipping Carton Notice shall be printed in black upper case
22
type on a fluorescent or bright colored background and the print
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shall be at least of the size as represented on Exhibit 10 to
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this Consent Judgment.
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S~ipping
8.3.3.3
An
example of an
Carton Notice for use pursuant to this
Display Case Proposition 65 warning
Amvac shall cause to have prominently printed on the
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The Shipping Carton Notice shall advise the
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front of each Loveland Pest Strip Display Case or on a label
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affixed to the front of each Loveland Pest Strip Display Case
2
shipped to California the warning language required pursuant to
3
subparagraph 8.2.0 of this Consent Judgment.
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to have printed on a label to be enclosed with each Loveland Pest
Amvac shall cause
5 ,strip Display Case shipped outside of California the warning
6
language required pursuant to subparagraph 8.2.0 of this Consent
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Judgment, which label is intended to be affixed by the
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retailer/seller to the front of each Loveland Pest Strip Display
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Case used to display the
Lovelan~
Pest Strip for sale in
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California.
The Proposition 65 Warning required pursuant to this
11
subparagraph shall be printed in black upper case type on a
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fluorescent or bright colored background and shall be at least 2
13 !inches by 5 inches.
The print type shall be at least 20 point in
14 :size, except that the word "WARNING" shall appear centered above
15 jthe remainder of the warning and shall be in a print size larger
than 20 point.
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example of approved print size and type for
Proposition 65 Warning to be used pursuant to this paragraph
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8.3.4 DDVP Technical Grade
Amvac shall provide a copy of the "Raw Product Proposition
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65 Warning Letter," a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 12 to
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this Consent Judgment, to all Amvac's current and future
24
customers who purchase DDVP Technical Grade from Amvac.
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Product Proposition 65 Warning Letter shall contain as enclosures
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The Raw
the documents described in subparagraphs 8. 3 .1.1 through 8. 3. 1. 4
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Amvac may make changes to the Retail Product
Proposition 65 Warning Letter, Bio-Strip Proposition 65 Warning
I Letter,
Loveland Proposition 65 Warning Letter, Shipping Carton
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4 j Notices, Notice to Retailer Flyer, Shelf Talker, Bio-Strip
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IDisplay Case Proposition 65 warning, Lovetand Display Case
Propositi~n
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Proposition 65 Warning or Raw Product
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Letter, which documents are described in subparagraphs 8.3.1.1
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through 8.3.3.4, only upon receiving the prior approval in
9
writing of the Office of the California Attorney General.
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8.5
65 Wa.rning
Retailer/Seller Non-Compliance
If Amvac elects to provide warnings through the provision of
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I shelf talkers or d~splay cases pursuant to paragraphs 8.l(b) ·of
I this Consent Judgment, and if at any point Amvac learns that a
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I retailer/seller is selling a Covered Product without using the
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talker or display case containing the warning provided by
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Amvac under this Consent Judgment, Amvac shall within one week
17
from obtaining such knowledge notify the retailer/seller in
18
writing that the retailer/seller is required to provide a warning
19
by displaying the shelf talker or display case as a condition of
20
sale of the Covered Product.
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if the retailer/seller refuses to provide such warnings it must
22
return all unsold Covered Products to Amvac.
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copy of the letter by first class mail to the Attorney General of
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the State of California, 300
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The letter shall state further that
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Amvac shall mail a
Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
90013, to the attention of Deputy Attorney General Gail Ruderman
Feuer.
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8.6. Amvac Compliance
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If Amvac elects to provide warnings through the provision of
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shelf talkers or display cases pursuant to paragraph 8.1(b) of
4
this Consent Judgment, and is in full compliance with the ter.ms
5
and requirements of this Consent Judgment, Amvac shall not be
6
deemed in violation of the provisions of this Consent Judgment
7
due to the failure of any retailer/seller to comply with
8
Proposition 65.
8.7 Amvac Non-Compliance
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The Office of the California Attorney General shall give
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Amvac ten (10) days notice in writing prior to taking any
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enforcement action against Amvac for violation of any of the
labeling and warning requirements contained in this Consent
Judgment.
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Application of Consent Judgment
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9.0.
This Consent Judgment shall apply to and be binding
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upon the parties, their directors, officers, employees, agents,
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parents, affiliates, divisions, subdivisions, and subsidiaries,
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and the
su~cessors
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or assigns of any of them.
Authority to Stipulate to this Consent Judgment
Each signatory to this Consent Judgment certifies
22
that he or she is fully authorized by the party he or she
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represents to enter into and stipulate to this Consent Judgment
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and to execute it on behalf of the party represented and legally
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Retention of Jurisdiction
This Court shall retain jurisdiction of this matter
to implement the Consent Judgment.
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Execution
This Consent Judgment may be executed in one or more
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counterparts, each of which shall be original but all of which,
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together, shall be deemed to£onstitute a single document.
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Titles and Captions
Paragraphs, titles and captions contained in this
10 1Consent Judgment are inserted only as a matter of convenience and
11 i for reference, and in no way define, limit, extend or describe
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the scope of this Consent Judgment or the intent of any provision
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herein.
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Entire Agreement
This Consent Judgment contains the sole and entire
16 !agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to the
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!entire subject matter hereof, and any and all prior discussions,
18
negotiations, conunitments and understandings related hereto are
19
hereby
merg~d
herein.
No representations, oral or otherwise,
20 jjexpressed or implied, other than those contained herein have been
21
made by any party hereto.
No other agreements not specifically
22
referred to herein, oral or otherwise, shall be deemed to exist
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or to bind any of the parties.
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DANIEL E. LUNGREN, Attorney General
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CRAIG C. THOMPSON
GAIL RUDERMAN FEUER
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Assistant Attorney General
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DANIEL E. LUNGREN, Attorney General
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THEODORA BERGER,
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CRAIG C. THOMPSON
GAIL RUDERMAN FEUER
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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
016865
Facility ID No.
AQOOOS35
Certificate No.
CERTIFICATE OF PROOF
FOR REGISTERED EMISSION REDUCfiON CREDIT
The South Coast Air Quality Mana~ement District hereby
registers this Emission Reduction Credit
To:
AMVAC CHEMICAL CORP
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------------------------------------------------------4100 E WASHINGTON BLVD
Reduction Created at:
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LOS ANGELES ,CA.
In the amount of
1292
Pounds/day of
90023
Reactive Organic Gases
Negative NSR Balance
Type of Emission Reduction: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Application Number that Created the Reduction:
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Date of Issuance:
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Prev1ous Certificate No. (If applicable) : ___
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NOT NEGOTIABLE
Any use or trnnsfer of ownership must be approved by the SCAQMD
Lxhibit
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Date
Customer's name and address
Subject:
Dear
The California Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act
(•Proposition 65•) - Warning
:
This letter is to confirm to you that the agricultural
chemical dichlorvos ( "DDVP") has been placed by the Governor of
the State of California on the California Proposition 65 list.
Your organization, like all others engaged in the distribution of
a listed substance, needs to comply with Proposition 65 when
marketing products in California that contains DDVP.
For a listed substance, Proposition 65 requires that
''no person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and
intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the
state to cause cancer ••• without first giving clear and
reasonable warning to such individual •.• (emphasis added)."
It has come to our attention that some of Amvac's
products, which contain DDVP as an active ingredient, may be in
the retail-sales system in California without a clear and
reasonable prior warning that DDVP is known to the State of
California to cause cancer. Amvac has been and will continue to
follow the procedures listed below for its end-use products
containing DDVP that are shipped for sale in California.
1.
Amvac's formulated end-use products containing DDVP
currently ~arketed in California are:
Alco® Bug Spray
EPA Reg. No. 5481-240
Alco® Fly Fighter Liquid Concentrate
EPA Reg. No. 5481-73
Alco® DDVP 1 Spray
EPA Reg. No. 5481-41
2,
Sealed inside of each Amvac shipping-carton containing
any of the products listed above is the following
information:
One "Notice to Retailer'' form - copy attached.
This notice informs the retailer/seller of its
responsibility to inform consumers of the required
Proposition 65 warning. This notice also includes
instructions for the display of a •shelf talker• with
the product at the point of display.
Three Shelf Talkers cards. The shelf talkers are
to be displayed by the retailer/seller as explained in
the Notice to Retailer for.m.
3.
After the Amvac shipping-carton is sealed, a •shipping
carton notice, a copy of which is also attached, is affixed
to the top of the carton. This notice also advises the
retailer/seller that the shelf talker enclosed .in the carton
must be displayed with the product at the time of sale.
Of course, should you have any questions or comments
about anything mentioned above or with the enclosed materials,
please do not hesitate to contact either Jeannie Vasquez or
myself, by phone or mail, for further clarification, information,
or more warning materials.
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Sincerely,
Amvac Chemical Corporation
Jack L. Prieur
Director Regulatory Affairs
Attachments
Exhibit 2
(Section 8.3.1.1)
(Retail Product Proposition 65
WQ~ning
letter)
Exhibit 3
(Section 8.3.1.2)
(Shipping Carton Notice)
NOTICE TO RET.AaER
For retail sales of this product to consumers in California, the enclosed "shelf talker"
must be used at the point of product display so that the California Proposition 65
warning is visible to the consumer.
The enclosed card is the shelf talker notice. Note the score line located horizontally
about two inches from the bottom. Holding the shelf talker with the verbiage facing
towards you, fold the bottom portion of the shelf talker away from you along the score
line to form a base. The shelf talker then must be placed in front of the product on
the display shelf so it is clearly ·and readily visible to the consumer. To prevent the
shelf talker from being knocked from the shelf, moved, or removed, you may want to
either tape the base of the shelf talker to the shelf or place the product behind and
resting directly on the shelf talker base.
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Should you have any questions regarding these instructions or need additional shelf
talkers, please contact:
Jeannie Vasquez or Jack Prieur
Amvac Chemical Corporation
Telephone: 213/264-3910
June 5, 1992
Exhibit 4
(Section 8.3.1.3)
(Amvac Notice to Retailer Flyer)
WARNING
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A
CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO
CAUSE CANCER.
Exhibit 5
(Section 8.3.1.4)
(Shelf Talker)
Date
Cus~omer's
name and address
Subject:
Dear
The California Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act
("Proposition 65") -Warning
:
~his letter is to confirm to you that the ·agricultural
chemical dichlorvos ("DDVP") has been placed by the Governor of
the State of California on the California Proposition 65 list.
Your organization, like all others engaged in the distribution of
a listed substance, needs to comply with Proposition 65 when
marketing products in California that contains DDVP.
For a listed substance, Proposition 65 requires that
•· nc person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and
intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the
state to cause cancer ... without first giving clear and
reasonable warning to such individual ••• (emphasis added)."
It has come to our attention that some Bio-Strip Pest
Strips, which contain DDVP as an active ingredient, may be in the
retail-sales system in California without a clear and reasonable
prior warning that DDVP is known to the State of California to
cause cancer. Bio-Strip will follow the procedures listed below
for Bio-Strip Pest Strips containing DDVP:
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Bio-Strip Pest Strips currently marketed are:
Bio-Strip Pest Strip
.EPA Reg. No. 5481-348-61292
Bio-Strip Pest Strip Industrial Strip
EPA Reg. No. 5481-344-61292
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After every Bio-Strip shipping-carton is sealed, a
shipping carton notice, a copy of which is attached, is
affixed to the top of the carton. This notice advises the
retailer/seller that, with respect to sales in California,
Bio-Strip Pest Strips must be displayed for sale only in the
Bio-Strip Display Cases provided in the shipping-carton.
This makes the Proposition 65 Warning clearly visible to the
consumer at the time of sale.
Bio-Strip places a Proposition 65 Warning on the front
Bio-Strip Display Cases shipped directly to California.
This assures that the Proposition 65 Warning is clearly
visible to the consumer at the time of sale.
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Enclosed inside of each Bio-Strip shipping-carton
containing any of the products listed above shipped to
anywhere but California is a self-adhesive label, copy
attached. If this product is later sold in California, the
retailer/seller must place the enclosed label on the front
of the Bio-Strip Display Case to provide the proper
Proposition 65 Warning to the consumer at the time of sale.
Of course, if you have any questions or comments about
anything mentioned above or with the enclosed materials, please
do not hesitate to let me know.
Sincerely,
Bio-Strip, Inc.
Jerry Coleman
President
Attachments
Exhibit 6
(Section 8.3.2.1)
(Bio-5trip Proposition 65 Warning letter)
NOTICE
CALIFORNIA PROPOSmON 65
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FOR RETAa SALES OF 1HIS PRODUCT TO CONSUMERS IN CALIFORNIA,
THE BIO-STRIP PEST S1RIPS MUST BE SOlD/DISPENSED FROM THE
ENCLOSED BIO-STRIP DISPI.AY CASE.
1F THE DISPlAY CASE DOES NOT HAVE TilE PROPOSmON 65 WARNING
ON ITS FRONT, THEN THE ENCLOSED PROPOSmON 65 WARNING STICKER
MUST BE APPLIED TO THE FRONT OF THE DISPLAY CASE.
If you are unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements,".please return the
products for credit. For obtaining a product return authorization number or if you
need additional stickers or information, please contact Bio-Strip at 702/348-0037.
Exhibit 7
(Section 8.3.2.2)
(Bio-Strip Shipping Carton Notice)
WARNING
Using this product will expose you
to a chemical known to the state
of California to cause cancer.
Exhibit 8
(Section 8.3.2.4)
(Bio-Strip Display Case Proposition 65 Warning)
Date
Customer's name and address
Subject:
Dear
The California Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act
("Proposition 65") -Warning
:
This letter is to confirm to you that the agricultural
chemical dichlorvos ("DDVP") has been placed by the Governor of
the State of California on the California Proposition 65 list.
Your organization, like all others engaged in the distribution of
a listed substance, needs to comply with Proposi~ion 65 when
marketing products in California that contains DDVP.
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For a listed substance, Proposition 65 requires that
· nc' person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and
intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the
state to cause cancer ••. without first giving clear and
reasonable warning to such individual ••• (emphasis added)."
It has come to our attention that some Loveland
Industries, Inc. ("Loveland") Pest Strips, which contain DDVP as
an active ingredient, may be in the retail-sales system in
California without a clear and reasonable prior warning that DDVP
is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Loveland
Display Cases will now contain a revised warning under
Proposition 65 that: "WARNING: USING THIS PRODUCT WILL EXPOSE YOU
TO A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER."
Loveland will follow the procedures listed below for
Loveland Pest Strips containing DDVP:
1.
Loveland Pest Strips currently marketed are:
Loveland Industries, Inc. Pest Strip
EPA Reg. No. 5481-338-36208
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Aft~r every Loveland shipping-carton is sealed, a
shipping carton notice, a copy of which is attached, is
affixed to the top of the carton. This notice advises the
retailer/seller that, with respect to sales in California,
Loveland Pest Strips must be displayed for sale only in the
Loveland Display Cases provided in the shipping-carton.
This makes the Proposition 65 Warning clearly visible to the
consumer at the time of sale.
3.
Loveland places a Proposition 65 Warning on the front
of Loveland Display Cases shipped directly to California.
This assures that the Proposition 65 Warning is clearly
visible to the consumer at the t~e of sale.
4.
Enclosed inside of each Loveland shipping-carton
containing any of the products listed above shipped to
anywhere but California is a self-adhesive label, copy
attached. If this product is later sold in California, the
retailer/seller must place the enclosed label on the front
of the Loveland Display Case to provide the proper
Proposition 65 Warning to the consumer at the t~e of sale.
Of course, if you have any questions or comments about
anything mentioned above or with the enclosed materials, please
do not hesitate to let me know.
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Sincerely,
Loveland Industries, Inc.
Scott Baker
Safety and Compliance Officer
Attachments
Exhibit 9
(Section 8.3.3.1)
(Loveland Proposition 65 Warning letter)
NOTICE
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
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FOR RETAIL SALES OF THIS PRODUCf TO CONSUMERS IN CALIFORNIA,
THE LOVELAND PEST STRIPS MUST BE SOlD/DISPENSED FROM THE
ENCLOSED LOVELAND DISPI.AY CASE.
IF THE DISPlAY CASE DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPOSmON 65 WARNING
ON ITS FRONT, THEN THE ENCLOSED PROPOSmON 65 WARNING STICKER
MUST BE APPLIED TO THE FRONT OF THE DISPLAY CASE.
If you are unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements,'.please return the
products for credit. For obtaining a product return authorization number or if you
need additional stickers or information, please contact Loveland Industries at 30313568920.
Exhibit 10
(Section 8.3.2.2)
(Loveland Shipping Carton Notice)
WARNING
Using this product will expose you
to a chemical known to the state
of California to cause cancer.
Exhibit 11
(Section 8.3.1.4)
(Loveland Proposition 65 Warning)
Date
Customer's name and address
Attention:
Regulatory Affairs
Subject:
California Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act (•Proposition
65") -Warning
Dear Sir or Madam:
This will serve to inform your organization that the
agricultural chemical dichlorvos ("DDVP") has been placed by the
Governor of the State of California on the California Proposition
65 list. Your organization, like others engaged in the
distribution of a listed substance, needs to comply with
Proposition 65 when marketing products in California that contain
DDVP.
For a listed substance, Proposition 65 requires that
"no person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and
intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the
state to cause cancer ••. without first giving clear and
reasonable warning to such individual ••• (emphasis added)." Any
individual includes purchasers of the products, employees, or
other persons exposed due to use of the product. No warning need
be given if the amount of exposure is so small that it poses "no
significant risk of cancer" as defined by California regulations.
Amvac is not aware of what products your company
formulates for·sales in California that contain DDVP. This being
the case, it is your responsibility to determine whether the risk
posed is at a level that requires a warning and, if so, to insure
that a Proposition 65 warning is passed on to retailers, and
others with a duty to warn, of such products containing DDVP.
Amvac has and is taking certain procedures in connection with its
sale of formulated end-use products containing DDVP that are
either shipped to a location in California or known to Amvac that
such products may ultimately return to California. To facilitate
your compliance with the Proposition 65 requirements, the
following procedures are used by Amvac for its products that
require a warning:
Enclosed is a copy of a letter used by Amvac to advise
its customers of end-use products containing DDVP of the
requirements of Proposition 65.
Attached to the outside of each Amvac shipping carton
containing an end-use product containing DDVP is an
"shipping carton" notice - copy enclosed. ~his notice
advises the retailer/seller that the "shelf talker" enclosed
inside the carton must be displayed with a product
containing DDVP.
In addition, inserted into each auch Amvac shipping
carton for end-use products containing DDVP aret
One "Notice to Retailer" form - copy enclosed.
This form informs the retailer/seller of its
responsibility to notify consumers of the required
Proposition 65 warning. This form also includes
instructions for the display of a "shelf talker" with
the product at the point of display.
Three "Shelf Talker" cards - copy enclosed. These
shelf talkers are to be displayed by the
retailer/seller as explained in the Notice to Retailer
form.
As you may recall from our earlier correspondence on
this matter, under certain circumstances described above, your
company should have been providing this type of information to
your customers and others purchasing formulated DDVP products for
sale in California since January 1, 1990.
Should you have any questions or comments about
anything mentioned above or in the attached materials, please do
not hesitate in contacting either Jeannie Vasquez or myself, by
phone or mail, for further clarification.
Sincerely,
Amvac Chemical Corporation
Jack L. Prieur
Director Regulatory Affairs
Att:achments
Exhibit 12
(Section 8.3.4)
(Raw Product Proposition 65 Warning Letter)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFOJlNIA 90017-3321
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action; my business address is MUSICK, PEELER & GARRETT, One
Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, California 90017.
on June 10, 1992, I served the foregoing document
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by placing true copies thereof enclosed in sealed envelopes
addressed as follows:
Jeffrey A. Norton, Esq.
Vice President, General Counsel
American Vanguard Corporation
4100 East Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90023
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Attorney Generals Office
300 So. Spring St., 5th Fl.
Los Angeles, California
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collection and processing correspondence for mailing.
practice it would be deposited with U.S. postal service on that
same day with postage thereon fully prepaid at Los Angeles,
California in the ordinary course of business. I am aware that on
motion of the party served, service is presumed invalid if postal
cancellation date or postage meter date is more than one day after
date of deposit for mailing in affidavit.
Executed on June 10, 1992, at Los Angeles, California.
declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the
State of California that the above is true and correct.
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