A company from the cleaning/chemical manufacturing sector has been charged with fines for violating the Volatile Organic compounds regulation. The industry, based out of Pennsylvania, has been found guilty of exceeding the concentration limit set for VOCs in cleaning products in the state of California.

Representatives from CARB conducted an audit of the cleaning products and inferred that “Non-aerosol general purpose cleaner” products contained levels of VOC above the standards specified by CARB. The excess VOC emissions added up to 0.18 tons.

CARB reached a settlement of $3,000 with the company. To come into compliance, the sale of the non-aerosol general purpose cleaner was completely stopped in California.

Reference: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/james-austin-company-settlement

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