Amrep, Inc. Settlement 2006
$270,000 in Fines Paid by Amrep, Inc.
From 2003 to 2005, Amrep, Inc. supplied, offered for sale, or manufactured for sale in California 106,472 units of 12-oz. aerosol STP Throttle Body & Intake Cleaner that exceeded the volatile organic compound (VOC) standard of 45 percent for Carburetor or Fuel-Injection Air Intake Cleaners. Due to the fact that this was the second violation for Amrep during the past year, the company initiated a comprehensive self-audit to identify other potential violations. As part of that self-audit, Amrep reported additional sales of non-complying STP Silicone Spray and STP Carb Cleaner. The excess emissions resulting from the sale of these three non-compliant products were over 19 tons. Amrep, Inc. settled this combined case on March 20, 2006, and paid $270,000 in penalties. In addition, they committed to continue their self-audit process and report any additional violations which will be addressed in separate settlement agreements.