For Immediate Release
March 20, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Assesses $24,280 Civil Penalty Against Jayhawk Fine Chemicals

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an administrative order requiring Jayhawk Fine Chemicals to pay a $24,280 civil penalty. The action is in response to 17 violations of hazardous waste regulations at the company’s facility located at 8545 S.E. Jayhawk Drive, near Galena.

The violations included, but were not limited to:

The company has 30 days from March 12 to pay the civil penalty, or 15 days from service of the order to file a written request for appeal of the order with the Kansas Office of Administrative Hearings. If the company does not file a request for appeal, the order will become final when the 15-day period expires.