Greenwood Cleaning Products, Inc. Settlement
Greenwood Cleaning Products, Inc. Settles For $100,000
In October 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Greenwood Cleaning Products, Inc. with its principal location in Hollister, California, for the company’s violation of the Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (Consumer Products Regulation), as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, sections 94507 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff revealed that Greenwood sold, supplied, offered for sale and/or manufactured a multi-purpose solvent (nonaerosol) for use in California containing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that exceeded the standards specified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94509(a). Greenwood also failed to meet the product dating requirements as stated in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94512(b)(1).
The penalty in this case is a total of $100,000 for excess VOC emissions and for failing to meet the product dating requirements. After receiving a Notice of Violation from CARB, Greenwood ceased operations and laid out plans to legally dissolve. In consideration of these facts, CARB agreed to suspend the penalty. The penalty will be reinstated if Greenwood does not dissolve within six months of full execution of the Settlement Agreement, or if Greenwood revives the corporation prior to the date five years after this Settlement Agreement is fully executed. Greenwood cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter.