Advance Stores Company, Incorporated Settlement
Advance Stores Company, Incorporated Settles For $36,150
In March 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Advance Stores Company, Incorporated (Advance), with its principal location in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
CARB staff conducted an investigation that revealed Advance sold, supplied, offered for sale and/or manufactured Windshield Washer Fluid (premixed) category products for use in California containing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the standards specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94509(a).
The penalty of $36,150 for 2.41 tons of excess VOC will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California’s air quality. Advance cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter. To come into compliance, Advance is no longer offering the noncompliant windshield washer fluids for sale in Type “A” and Nontype “A” areas of California.