Bandit settles with EPA on alleged emissions violations

January 18, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Bandit Industries, Inc., for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling nonroad diesel engines and equipment used to process wood and waste that do not meet federal standards. Bandit will pay a $3 million civil penalty.

The complaint alleges that Bandit sold nonroad diesel-fueled engines and equipment that were neither covered by the certificates of conformity required by the Clean Air Act, nor exempt from that certification requirement under the requirements of the Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM). EPA also alleged that Bandit built and sold equipment with engines using older emission standards in exceedance of normal inventory restrictions, commonly referred to as “stockpiling.”

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Source: EPA

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