Apache Industrial Holdings, Inc. Settlement
Apache Industrial Holding, Inc. Settles For $160,960
In September 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Apache Industrial Holdings, Inc. (Apache), with its principal location in Houston, Texas, in the amount of $160,960 for the company’s violation of the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions From Indoor Air Cleaning Devices (Indoor ACD Regulation) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94800 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff showed that Apache violated the Indoor ACD Regulation (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 94800 et seq) by manufacturing, selling, supplying, offering for sale, and introducing 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, Apache also failed to display the required California sales advisory for their uncertified products on their website.
To come into compliance, Apache ceased manufacturing and selling indoor air cleaning devices. Apache 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.