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Friday, June 7, 2013

$44,000 in fines paid by Yamaha Motor Corporation

$44,000 in fines paid by Yamaha Motor Corporation

Motor company self-disclosed violations

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board announced that Yamaha Motor
Corporation, a manufacturer of motorized vehicles and equipment,
was fined $44,625 to settle clean air violations.

Yamaha revealed to ARB that it unintentionally imported and sold
23 portable generators in California that were not in compliance
with emission standards for small off-road engines.

In addition, the company also disclosed that 96 all-terrain
vehicles sold in California were unintentionally mislabeled. An
investigation by ARB revealed that those labels listed incorrect
manufacture dates and model year designations for several engine
families and models.

“We commend Yamaha’s efforts in taking responsibility for their
actions,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “Companies are
becoming more aware of the impact they have on the environment,
and are taking the necessary steps to comply with air quality
laws, including the need to accurately label engines.”

The settlement will be paid directly to the Air Pollution Control


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