Release 00-04
March 21, 2000 
CONTACT: Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990
Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730

ARB Settles Air Quality Violations for the Winter

SACRAMENTO -- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today announced three settlements have been reached concerning alleged violations of California?s air quality regulations.  The specifics of the cases are as follows:

COMPANY:  Allsup?s Service Station, 1703 Main Street, Riverside, CA.
VIOLATION:  Selling, offering for sale, or supplying gasoline exceeding the state Reid Vapor           Pressure (RVP) standard of 7.00 pounds per square inch.
WHEN:  April 8, 1999

COMPANY:  ARCO Products Company, Carson, CA.
VIOLATION:  Selling, offering for sale, or supplying gasoline with a sulfur content higher than the value reported by the refinery.
WHEN:  March 7, 1999

COMPANY:  Medo Industries, Inc., Tarrytown, NY.
VIOLATION:  Selling, offering for sale, or supplying liquid air freshener that exceeded the applicable VOC standard for liquid/pump air freshener products in California.
WHEN:  April 6, 1998 and December 16, 1998

       The Air Resources Board is California?s air quality agency.  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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