Milton Greens Stars Inc. Settlement
Milton Greens Stars Inc. Settles For $40,000
In August 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Milton Greens Stars Inc. (Milton Greens), located in Jurupa Valley, California. The penalty amount of $40,000 was determined based on the company’s violation of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products (Composite Wood Regulation), as codified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 93120 et seq.
Milton Greens violated the Composite Wood Regulation requirement by importing, distributing, selling, and offering for sale Twin Wooden Platform Bed: Cappuccino: Product #7662 (Cappuccino Bed) made of hardwood plywood (HWPW) veneer core. Cappuccino Bed exceeded the maximum formaldehyde emission standards of 0.05 parts per million set forth in the Composite Wood Regulation. Milton Greens also purchased composite wood products without taking reasonable prudent precautions; did not a put a statement of compliance on the customer invoices or bills of lading; and did not put a compliant label on the Cappuccino Bed as set forth in the Composite Wood Regulation.
To come into compliance, Milton Greens instructed each supplier that the products they supply to Milton Greens must comply with the applicable emissions standards, and Milton Greens will obtain written documentation from each supplier confirming their products are compliant. Milton Greens updated the labels on its products to meet the labeling requirements set forth in the Composite Wood Regulation. Milton Greens also updated its customer invoices with a statement of compliance to meet the requirements set forth in the Composite Wood Regulation. The total penalty amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund for the purpose of carrying out CARB’s duties and functions to ensure the integrity of its air pollution control programs.