A2Z Sprouters Supply, Inc., dba A2Z Ozone Inc. Settlement
A2Z Sprouters Supply, Inc., dba A2Z Ozone Inc., Settles For $3,400
In October 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with A2Z Sprouters Supply, Inc., dba A2Z Ozone Inc. (A2Z Ozone), with its principal location in Louisville, Kentucky in the amount of $3,400 for the company’s violation of the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices (Indoor ACD Regulation), under California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94800 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff revealed and documented that A2Z Ozone violated the Indoor ACD Regulation because they manufactured, sold, supplied, offered for sale, and introduced into commerce in California, indoor air cleaning devices that were not certified by CARB. Indoor air cleaners are subject to an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (ppm) and are required to be certified prior to sale in California. Additionally, A2Z Ozone failed to include a statement excluding sales to California on webpages advertising uncertified indoor air cleaners.
To come into compliance, A2Z Ozone stopped the sale of uncertified indoor air cleaners in California. A2Z Ozone fully cooperated with CARB toward resolution in this matter. The total penalty amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.