LeMans Corp (Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Parts Canada, Parts Europe) settles with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the distribution of emissions-regulated products to dealers in that state.
The settlement agreement resolves CARB’s alleged claims without litigation, protects LeMans’ California dealers regarding sales of the listed parts LeMans sold to them through Oct. 1, 2015, and allows LeMans to move forward with its revised compliance plan. CARB believes a disclaimer in an advertisement does not provide protection from enforcement when it comes to the sale of emissions-related parts.
CARB sought enforcement to numerous product categories, including exhaust products, catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, fuel and air controller modules, carburetor parts (such as jet kits that modify the air/fuel flow), cam modifications, O2 eliminators and air cleaner filter kits.
After October, Other than for use on racing vehicles on closed courses with documentation satisfactory to CARB, California dealers that continue to sell these products for use in California face potential CARB enforcement action unless, according to CARB, it can be demonstrated with test results that the use does not alter the performance of OEM emission-related devices (i.e. it constitutes a ‘Replacement Part’ under the CARB regulations) or unless CARB has issued an executive order. LeMans is working with its suppliers to identify products that meet CARB emissions requirements.