Aiken Chemical Company, Inc. Settlement
Aiken Chemical Company, Inc. Settles For $6,000
In March 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Aiken Chemical Company, Inc. (Aiken), with its principal location in Greenville, South Carolina, in the amount of $6,000, for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
CARB staff conducted an investigation that revealed Aiken sold, supplied, offered for sale and/or manufactured a general purpose cleaner (nonaerosol) product for use in California containing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the standards specified in Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 94509(a). Aiken also failed to meet the date of manufacture requirements as stated in Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 94512(b).
The penalty in this case is for 0.19 tons of excess VOC and three days of labeling violation. To come into compliance, Aiken is no longer offering the cleaning product for sale in California. Aiken cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter. The $6,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California’s air quality.