H2XOP Clean Motion Case Settles for $1,500

This page last reviewed April 8, 2010

H2XOP Clean Motion paid  $1,500 in penalties ($1,125 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $375 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation), for violating air quality regulations.  This settlement was reached in August 2009.  An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that H2XOP Clean Motion failed to comply with the Health and Safety Code (H & SC) Section 43832, the California Vehicle Code (VC) Section 27156, the Aftermarket Parts Regulations and the Executive Order (EO) D-634 by advertising emissions reductions claims that were not approved by the ARB.  H & SC 43832 prohibits making false claims about the emission reduction efficiency of fuel additives.  VC 27156 (c) prohibits the advertisement or sale of non exempt aftermarket parts.  EO D-634 issued to H2XOP Clean Motion provides an aftermarket parts exemption but it prohibits claims of any kind of anti pollution benefits.  To settle the case, H2XOP Clean Motion agreed to the $1,500 penalty and to comply with the H & SC Section 43832, the VC Section 27156, the Aftermarket Parts Regulations and the EO D-634.