Release 98-44
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 1998
CONTACT:  Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990
Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
www.arb.ca.gov

ARB Settles Air Quality Violations For the Month of July

        SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today announced four settlements have been reached involving companies that violated the state's air quality standards. The details of each case are as follows:

COMPANY: Varie Business Inc. City of Industry, California
VIOLATION: Sold, distributed, supplied and/or offered for sale "Nifty" Air Freshener products which violated the state's volatile organic compound (VOC) limitation of 18%.
WHEN: January 3, 1996 and June 2, 1997
SETTLEMENT: $1,000

COMPANY: Macfee Manufacturing, Aurora, Illinois
VIOLATION: Sold, distributed, supplied and/or offered for sale "Sprig" Air Freshener products which violated the state's VOC content limitation of 18%.
WHEN: Between January 1, 1996 and August 26, 1996
SETTLEMENT: $5,000

COMPANY: Centurion Vehicles, Inc. White Pigeon, Michigan
VIOLATION: Offered for sale in California new motor vehicles that did not meet California emission standards.
WHEN: August 29, 1997 and December 18, 1997
SETTLEMENT: $4,000

COMPANY: Vallejo Nissan, Vallejo, California
VIOLATION: Offered for sale in California a federally smogged and certified vehicle not legally authorized for sale in California.
WHEN: November 4, 1997
SETTLEMENT: $2,000

        The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection 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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