Kitaura Kaiun Co., LTD Settlement
Kitaura Kaiun Co., LTD Case Settles for $30,250
Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd. paid $30,250.00 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board, for violating air quality regulations. This settlement was reached on August 5, 2014. An investigation by the ARB showed that the Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd. vessel NYK Meteor, failed to operate on compliant distillate fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters, and this vessel visited the Port of Los Angeles in June of 2014. Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd. took prompt action after being notified of these violations and under ARB’s supervision began operating in a compliant fashion. To settle the case, Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd. agreed to the $30,250.00 penalty and to comply with ARB regulations.