Capital Brands Group, Inc. Setlement
Capital Brands Group, Inc. Settles For $20,000
In June 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Capital Brands Group, Inc. (Capital Brands) with its principal location in Paramount, California for the company’s violations of the Consumer Products Regulation to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94507, et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB’s Enforcement Division staff revealed that Capital Brands sold, supplied, offered for sale and/or manufactured General Purpose Cleaners (non-aerosol) for use in California containing concentrations of VOCs that exceeded the standards specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94509(a).
The civil penalty in this case is $20,000 for 202 tons of excess VOC emissions. Capital Brands provided proof of financial hardship resulting in a reduced penalty. The full 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. Capital Brands cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter and stopped selling the noncompliant products in California.