K & N Engineering, Inc. Settlement
K & N Engineering, Inc. Case Settles for $521,000
In May 2015, K & N Engineering, Inc. (K&N) settled its case with the Air Resources Board (ARB). A routine investigation by ARB revealed that K&N sold, offered for sale, and/or advertised, aftermarket performance parts that were not exempted from California’s anti-tampering laws. Such performance parts replace vital original emission components such as the air intake system and thus must be evaluated by ARB to demonstrate continued emissions compliance. K&N has agreed to pay a penalty of $390,750 to the Air Pollution Control Fund and $130,250 to the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project. K&N has taken steps toward future compliance by applying to ARB and receiving over a dozen Executive Orders in accordance with K&N’s established practice of applying for Executive Orders. While ARB contends that K&N’s actions did not retroactively exempt the Subject Parts, K&N’s actions demonstrate its commitment to environmental compliance. K&N has agreed not to install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise in California any aftermarket part in violation of the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2220 et seq. or Vehicle Code section 27156.