Headwaters Inc. Settlement
Headwaters Inc. Settles For $68,800
In June 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Headwaters Inc. (Headwaters), with its principal location in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in the amount of $68,800 for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff showed that Headwaters violated the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices because they manufactured for use in California, sold, supplied, offered for sale, and introduced into commerce in California personal indoor air cleaning devices that were not certified by CARB at the time of sale. Personal indoor air cleaners are subject to an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (ppm) and are required to be certified prior to sale in California (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17 § 94800 et seq.).
To come into compliance, Headwaters received CARB certification of the personal indoor air cleaning devices. Headwaters fully cooperated with CARB towards resolution in this matter. The $68,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.