Green Diesel Engineering, LLC Company Case Settlement
Green Diesel Engineering, LLC Company Case Settles for $50,000
In October 2018, Green Diesel Engineering, LLC (GDE), of Commerce Township, Michigan, settled its case with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for emission violations related to sale of aftermarket electronic control units (ECUs). During a routine investigation, CARB determined that GDE advertised, sold, and offered for sale ECUs, without legal exemptions to California’s anti-tampering laws. This conduct was in violation of California Vehicle Code sections 27156(c) and title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 2222(b)(2). 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. GDE cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this case, and agreed to pay a total penalty of $50,000, half of which will fund a Supplemental Environmental Project.