Houston's Inc. and Nature’s Therapy Inc. Case Settlement
Houston's Inc. and Nature’s Therapy Inc. Case Settles for $28,500
Houston’s, Inc. (Wilsonville, Oregon) sold, supplied, and/or offered for sale a non-compliant General Purpose Degreaser in California. Enforcement staff purchased a sample of Carbon-Off! Heavy Duty Carbon Remover that contained concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the one-half percent limit for the General Purpose Degreaser: Aerosol category specified in title 17 California Code of Regulations section 94509(a). The violation resulted in 0.31 tons of excess VOC emissions and 1.06 tons of Toxic Air Contaminant emissions, based upon the formulation provided by the manufacturer and the sales information provided by Houston’s. Houston’s implemented an auditing process to ensure that non-compliant products will not be distributed to California.