Itumbiara Bioenergia S.A. Settlement
Itumbiara Bioenergia S.A.Settles For $140,000
In December 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Itumbiara Bioenergia S.A. (ITB), with its principal location in the City of Itumbiara, Goiás State, Brazil, in the amount of $140,000 for violating CARB’s air quality regulations. The $140,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
In discussions with CARB staff, it was revealed that ITB misrepresented the transportation method of fuel produced in Brazil and imported to California. Subsequently, ITB and agents thereof, submitted quarterly fuel reports that deviated from the actual carbon intensity of the fuel reported. CARB documented violations as they related to the Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 95494 et seq.). To settle the case, ITB agreed to the penalty of $10,000 per LCFS violation for a total of $140,000.
ITB has fully cooperated with CARB in this matter and has worked with its partners to retire 5,931 credits erroneously generated. ITB and its partners are now in compliance with the LCFS regulation.