SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board announced that Yamaha Motor Corporation, a manufacturer of motorized vehicles and equipment, was fined $44,625 to settle clean air violations.
Yamaha revealed to ARB that it unintentionally imported and sold 23 portable generators in California that were not in compliance with emission standards for small off-road engines.
In addition, the company also disclosed that 96 all-terrain vehicles sold in California were unintentionally mislabeled. An investigation by ARB revealed that those labels listed incorrect manufacture dates and model year designations for several engine families and models.
“We commend Yamaha’s efforts in taking responsibility for their actions,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “Companies are becoming more aware of the impact they have on the environment, and are taking the necessary steps to comply with air quality laws, including the need to accurately label engines.”
The settlement will be paid directly to the Air Pollution Control Fund.
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.