DCL America, Inc. Settlement
DCL America, Inc. Case Settles for $28,000
In September 2015, DCL America, Inc. (DCL) settled its case with the Air Resources Board (ARB). An investigation by ARB, initiated based on a compliant from the public, revealed that DCL manufactured, supplied, distributed, sold, offered for sale, and or advertised in California diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts. Diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts are not subject to the exemption provided under California Vehicle Code section 27156(h) because ARB has not issued a resolution relating to those parts pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2222 et seq. DCL has agreed to pay a penalty of $21,000 to the Air Pollution Control Fund and $7,000 to the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project. Additionally, DCL will develop and implement a compliance plan to ensure that its distributors, dealers, and customers understand which aftermarket parts are legal or illegal for specific applications. The compliance plan will include instructions to customers on how to return the parts in violation to DCL. DCL has agreed not to manufacture for supply, distribution, offer, or sale in California or supply, distribute, offer for sale, sell or advertise in California any aftermarket part in violation of the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2222 Vehicle Code section 27156.