Coatings manufacturer Specialty Products Inc. recently agreed to pay a $14,500 fine for violating the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act at its Lakewood plant.
The company did not report its use of toxic diisocyanates in 2006, 2007 or 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency said. After the EPA told the company about the problem, the company provided the information to both the federal agency and the State of Washington, the EPA said.
Specialty Products has hired a consulting company to make sure all regulatory reports are filed in a timely manner, Cliff Haskins, the company’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement. Haskins pointed out that the fine did not involve any safety or environmental concerns.
Specialty Products employs 20 people.