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U.S. EPA, UNIVERSAL CIRCUITS SETTLE RIGHT-TO-KNOW COMPLAINT

 U.S. EPA, UNIVERSAL CIRCUITS SETTLE RIGHT-TO-KNOW COMPLAINT
 SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has signed a consent agreement with Universal Circuits Inc., Santa Ana, Calif., resolving alleged violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
 Under the agreement, Universal Circuits will pay a civil penalty of $5,000 and invest at least $75,000 in a water conservation project at its new Yale Street facility in Santa Ana.
 U.S. EPA had filed a civil complaint charging that Universal Circuits' old facility on Newport Circle failed to file reports estimating its releases of sulfuric acid, ammonia, methyl ethyl ketone and ammonium sulfate into the environment during 1987. The company is a manufacturer of circuit boards.
 As part of the settlement, Universal Circuits agreed to implement a water recycling program at its Yale Street facility that will reduce water consumption by 90 percent. The company will also sponsor and fund an outreach program for the circuit board industry in Orange County to provide information on the development of the water conservation project.
 EPCRA requires annual reports to U.S. EPA and the state from facilities with more than 10 employees that use or manufacture certain toxic chemicals over a specified threshold amount. The reports provide estimates of the amounts of each toxic chemical released to the environment or transferred to another facility.
 Further information on toxic release inventory reports may be obtained by calling U.S. EPA's toll-free Community Right-to-Know Hotline at (800) 535-0202, or by writing to the Toxic Release Inventory Program, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne St., Mail Code A-4-3, San Francisco, CA 94105.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Glenn of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: California IN: SU:


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