Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-06-07 $44,000 in fines paid by Yamaha Motor Corporation

Release #:13-29
Date:06/07/2013

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
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Antonio Leaks
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$44,000 in fines paid by Yamaha Motor Corporation


Motor company self-disclosed violations


SACRAMENTO -

The Air Resources Board announced that Yamaha Motor Corporation, a manufacturer of motorized vehicles and equipment, was fined $44,625 to settle clean air violations.

Yamaha revealed to ARB that it unintentionally imported and sold 23 portable generators in California that were not in compliance with emission standards for small off-road engines.

In addition, the company also disclosed that 96 all-terrain vehicles sold in California were unintentionally mislabeled. An investigation by ARB revealed that those labels listed incorrect manufacture dates and model year designations for several engine families and models.

“We commend Yamaha’s efforts in taking responsibility for their actions,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “Companies are becoming more aware of the impact they have on the environment, and are taking the necessary steps to comply with air quality laws, including the need to accurately label engines.”

The settlement will be paid directly to the Air Pollution Control Fund.

 

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.