Lane Automotive, Inc. Settlement
Lane Automotive, Inc. Settles For $47,600
In January 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Lane Automotive, Inc. (Lane), with its principal location in Watervliet, Michigan for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
Lane voluntarily disclosed to CARB that it had sold aftermarket parts into California without Executive Orders, in violation of California Vehicle Code section 27156 and California Code of Regulations, title 13, sections 2220 et seq. To settle the case, Lane agreed to a penalty in the amount of $47,600.
Terms of the settlement include a requirement for Lane to implement a corporate compliance plan that includes the appointment of an Environmental Compliance Coordinator (ECC). The ECC will ensure that all products are compliant with all applicable CARB regulatory requirements. Lane cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter expeditiously and prohibited further sales of noncompliant aftermarket parts into California.
Of the total amount, the $23,800 civil penalty 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 $23,800 will fund the Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) entitled New Voices are Rising: Improving Air Quality in the Community, with the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. This SEP will provide 30 high school students with a 6-week summer program called Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy, in which students will partake in building an indoor air filtration system and receive school year mentorship.