Comoto Holdings, Inc. Settlement
Comoto Holdings, Inc. Settles for $1,937,500
In January of 2020, Comoto Holdings, Inc. (COMOTO), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, settled its case with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for emission violations related to the sale of non-exempted add-on or modified motorcycle parts in California. COMOTO owns Revzilla Motorsports, LLC, based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cycle Gear, Inc.,based out of Benicia, California. CARB determined that Revzilla Motorsports, LLC and Cycle Gear, Inc. advertised, sold, and offered for sale, add-on or modified motorcycle parts without legal exemptions to California’s anti-tampering laws. Such parts replace or modify vital original emission components and manufacturer specified engine-operating conditions, and thus must be evaluated by CARB to demonstrate the vehicle’s continued emissions compliance. This conduct was in violation of California Vehicle Code section 27156 and 38391 and California Code of Regulations, title 13, sections 2220 et seq. and 2470 et seq.
The resulting settlement requires the company to pay a $250 per unit penalty resulting in a total penalty of $1,937,500. COMOTO has agreed to provide $968,750 of the total penalty towards two Supplemental Environmental Projects. $615,598.16 will be paid to the Coachella Valley Mitigation Project Extension 2018 – 2023 and $353,151.84 will be paid to the Placer County Community Based Supplemental Environmental Project-Phase 2. Both projects will use this money to install and maintain high-performance air filtration systems in schools located in communities impacted by air pollution.
COMOTO has agreed not to install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise in California, any add-on or modified parts in violation of California Vehicle Code section 27156 and 38391 and California Code of Regulations, title 13, sections 2220 et seq. and 2470 et seq.