EC Applications, LLC Settlement
EC Applications, LLC Agrees to Mitigation Settlement
In August 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a mitigation settlement with EC Applications, LLC, located in Anaheim, California.
EC Applications, LLC self-disclosed to CARB its violations of the In-Use Off‑Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Regulation (Off-Road Regulation) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2449 et seq. EC Applications, LLC added one piece of banned engines to their fleet. This engine was the cleanest Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA)-approved engine available or technically feasible that could be used with the type of equipment needed to perform work in areas classified as “gassy” by the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).
EC Applications, LLC promptly notified CARB in advance of the violation and fully cooperated throughout the investigation. Terms of the Settlement Agreement include a requirement that the company comply with the Off-Road Regulation and other CARB regulations going forward. To settle the case, EC Applications, LLC agreed to mitigate all emissions from this violation. These emissions reductions in total will be greater than the noncompliance would generate. However, if EC Applications, LLC is unable to comply with the terms set forth in the Settlement Agreement, EC Applications, LLC will pay $1,000 to CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.