MTU America, Inc. Settlement
MTU America, Inc. Case Settles for $1.5 Million - $300,000 to ARB
In a nationwide case and settlement between MTU America Inc., (MTU) the Air Resources Board (ARB), U.S. EPA, and the U.S. Department of Justice, MTU agrees to a penalty of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000.00) for the sale of uncertified large engines used in mining operations. The engines were uncertified due to irregularities in MTU’s emission testing required by both U.S. EPA and ARB certification regulations. These regulations require that new engines be certified to determine that they meet strict emission standards before being introduced into commerce.
Some of these uncertified engines were sold in California. Therefore, ARB received $300,000.00 of the settlement monies. Of this $300,000; $75,000.00 was designated to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project, which primarily assists school districts with funding to ensure protection of children’s health while continuing home-to-school transportation. The Project also assists compliance with the In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation, and results in emission reduction benefits. The California Air Pollution Control Fund will receive the remaining $225,000.00. This Fund provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. MTU fully cooperated with ARB in this matter.