Universal City Studios LLC Settlement
Universal City Studios LLC Settles For $87,000
In May 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Universal City Studios LLC (Universal), located in Universal City, California, reached a settlement in the amount of $87,000, with a suspension of the penalty to be granted if Universal removes 35 vehicles from their fleet by January 1, 2022. Universal approached CARB in 2020 and voluntarily disclosed that 29 vehicles in their fleet were going to be noncompliant based on a misidentification of the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).
The 29 vehicles were filtered prior to 2014, but became noncompliant on January 1, 2021 after Universal recognized that they incorrectly identified the GVWR on other vehicles in their fleet. The additional 6 vehicles are filtered, and will be noncompliant on January 1, 2022. Universal agreed to the suspended penalty for all 35 vehicles, agreed to remove the vehicles from their fleet, and agreed to comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation.