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newsrel -- Genuine Scooters pays $300,000 for illegal sales

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:52:53
Company sold or offered scooters without California vehicle
certification 

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California Air Resources Board
Release #:11-29
Date:07/12/2011

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
CONTACT:
Gennet Paauwe
916-322-2990
gpaauwe@arb.ca.gov


Genuine Scooters pays $300,000 for illegal sales 

Company sold or offered for sale scooters without California
vehicle certification 

SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board announced
that Genuine Scooters was penalized $300,000 for illegally
selling or offering for sale motorized scooters without required
California vehicle certification.

The full $300,000 penalty will go to the Air Pollution Control
Fund for air quality projects and research.

Through a routine inspection in 2008, ARB investigators found
that Genuine Scooters, based in Chicago, was selling or offering
for sale 2008 model year scooters prior to obtaining the required
vehicle certification all manufacturers and importers must
complete if conducting business in California.

California clean-air laws require that engines be certified for
sale in the state to ensure that emissions and durability
standards are met.  Engines that donít meet state standards can
emit excess levels of smog-forming emissions.

Genuine Scooters fully cooperated with ARB enforcement officers
during the investigation.


ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare,
and ecological resources through effective reduction of air
pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the
economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in
California to attain and maintain health based air quality
standards.


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