$6,750 in Fines Paid by Volvo Construction Equipment and Services
VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES SETTLES FOR $6,750
Volvo Construction Equipment & Services paid $6,750 in penalties ($5,062.50 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $1,687.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation), for violating air quality regulations. This settlement was reached in February 2009. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Volvo Construction Equipment & Services failed to comply with the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles Section 2449 (j), Title 13, CCR by not notifying the buyer that the off-road diesel vehicle may be subject to retrofit or accelerated replacement/repower requirements. Volvo Construction Equipment & Services also failed to comply with Section 2449(h)(8), Title 13, CCR by not maintaining records of the disclosure of regulation applicability required by Section 2449(j) for three years after the sale. To settle the case, Volvo Construction Equipment & Services agreed to the $6,750 penalty and to comply with the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle regulations.