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U.S. EPA Selects Pfizer Cruce Davila for Membership in National Environmental Performance Track

Release Date: 9/13/2005
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FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

(#05105) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- The Pfizer Pharmaceutical Cruce Davila facility in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, is among the 39 facilities that have been selected as new members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track program. Members of the Performance Track work to achieve better environmental results by voluntarily exceeding regulatory requirements.

"We welcome Pfizer Cruce Davila into this innovative partnership program," said Alan J. Steinberg, EPA Regional Administrator, "Performance Track encourages top environmental performers to voluntarily commit to specific improvements and we hope to see ever expanding industry participation."

The facility has committed to compost biological sludge, significantly reduce its use of ozone depleting substances, reduce hazardous materials use and reduce its production of non-hazardous waste.

Members in the Performance Track program receive a range of incentives such as public recognition and low priority for routine EPA inspections. Facilities are also eligible for several kinds of administrative flexibility and streamlined administrative requirements to reduce costs and efficiency. In addition, members benefit from special services, including a learning network composed of top environmental performers.

The other new Performance Track facilities include: 3M, Eau Claire, Wis.; Applied Materials, Austin, Texas; Bell Helicopter Textron, Amarillo, Texas; BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing, Opelika, Ala.; Coca-Cola North America - Columbus Syrup Plant, Columbus, Ohio; Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, Glen Rose, Texas; Delta Houseboat Rentals LLC, Walnut Grove, Calif.; Federal-Mogul, Boyertown, Pa.; Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Assembly Plant, Hapeville, Ga; Fort Lewis Public Works, Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Dayton, Tenn.; Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc., Albany, Ore.; Hewlett- Packard, San Diego; Itron Inc., Waseca, Minn.; Lake Don Pedro Marina, LLC, La Grange, Calif.; LA-Z-BOY UTAH, Tremonton, Utah; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, Calif.; Louisiana-Pacific, Hines Engineered Wood Products, Hines, Ore.;Louisiana-Pacific Houlton OSB, Houlton, Maine; Louisiana-Pacific, Jasper, Texas; Louisiana Pacific, Middlebury, Ind.; Louisiana-Pacific, Two Harbors, Engineered Siding, Two Harbors, Minn.; Louisiana-Pacific, Wilmington, N.C.; Michelin North America, Inc., Dothan, Midland City, Ala.; Michelin North America, Sandy Springs, S.C.; Michelin North America - Starr, Anderson, S.C.; Michelin Spartanburg Manufacturing, Spartanburg, S.C.; Michelin Tire Manufacturing, Greenville, S.C.; Moccasin Point Marina LLC, Jamestown, Calif.; Monsanto-Augusta, Augusta, Ga.; Pinewood Cove Resort, Trinity Center, Calif.; PING Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation, Baton Rouge, La.; Southfork Asset Management, Plano, Texas; Trinity Lake Resorts and Marinas, Trinity Center, Calif.; UPM - Blandin Mill, Grand Rapids, Minn.; Webco Industries, Inc., Southwest Tube Division, Sandy Springs, Okla.; and Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.