U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Case Settles for $233,000

This page last reviewed December 20, 2011

In November 2011, the ARB reached a settlement with U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. dba USAPN, Inc. (US Auto) that included a one-time payment of $233,000 to the California Air Pollution Fund for selling and offering for sale aftermarket catalytic converters without an ARB Executive Order.

An investigation by the ARB showed that US Auto sold catalytic converters that were no longer legal for sale in California due to new ARB aftermarket catalyst regulations that became effective January 1, 2009. As part of an industry wide investigation, the ARB documented the sales of these illegal catalytic converters by US Auto throughout California. To settle the case, US Auto agreed to the $233,000 penalty and to comply with the Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Regulation and other ARB programs.