Release 99-07
January 29, 1999
CONTACT:  Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990 
Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
        ARB Settles Air Quality Violations for the Month of December

        SACRAMENTO   The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today announced four settlements have been reached involving companies that violated California's air quality regulations.  The specifics of each case are as follows:

Company:   Penn Champ Inc., Pennsylvania.
Violation:   Sold, distributed, supplied, and/or offered for sale in California approximately 30,000 containers of "Prevail Fabric Protector," "American Fare Fabric Protector," and "Day and Night" antiperspirant and deodorant products which exceeded the state's volatile organic compound limits for these compounds.
When:   Between January 1, 1995 - August, 1997.
Settlement:  $50,000

Company:  Brian's Classic Auto and Jaguar Unique, Carlsbad, California.
Violation: Sold or offered for sale non-California certified motor vehicles to California residents.
When:  December 18, 1997
Settlement:   $1,250.00

Company:  Superfine Texaco, Los Angeles, California.
Violation:   Sold or offered for sale gasoline with an oxygen content exceeding California's limit of 2.2 percent.
When:  November 1995
Settlement:  $250.00

Company:  ITL Inc., Cudahy, CA
Violation:   Sold or offered for sale vehicular diesel fuel exceeding ARB's aromatic  hydrocarbon limit of 10% by volume.
When:  June 26, 1998
Settlement:  $1000.00

        For more details, please contact ARB's Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990.

        The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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