Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. Settlement
Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. Settles For $75,000
In June 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (Home Depot), with its principal location in Atlanta, Georgia, in the amount of $75,000 for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff revealed that Home Depot violated the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices by selling, supplying, offering for sale, and introducing into commerce into California uncertified indoor air cleaning devices that are subject to an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (ppm); and failing to display the required California sales advisory statement on webpages advertising uncertified indoor air cleaning devices (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17 § 94800 et seq.).
To come into compliance, Home Depot implemented a technological solution requiring all suppliers of indoor air cleaning devices to provide the certification status of each device they plan to sell on Home Depot’s website. Due to Home Depot’s efforts, web pages advertising uncertified indoor air cleaning devices now include the required California sales advisory statement and uncertified devices are no longer offered for sale to customers in California.
To settle the case, Home Depot agreed to pay a total penalty of $75,000. Of the total settlement amount, $37,500 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. The remaining amount of $37,500 will fund the Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) entitled Asthma Impact Model Kings County for the Central California Asthma Collaborative. This SEP provides assessments, education, remediation, and follow-up care for low-income individuals suffering from asthma.