On 2/6/24, Wehrli Custom Fabrication (“Wehrli”) entered into a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged violations of Section 203(a)(3)(A) and 203(a)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act, related to the removal and/or rendering inoperative of emission control devices and elements of design and the manufacturing selling, offering to sell, and/or installing defeat devices for use on heavy-duty diesel engines.
By signing a consent agreement with EPA, Wehrli has certified that it will comply with Section 203(a)(3) of the CAA, which makes it unlawful for: “(A) any person to remove or render inoperative any device or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine in compliance with regulations under [Title II of the CAA] prior to its sale and delivery to the ultimate purchasers, or for any person knowingly to remove or render inoperative any such device or element of design after such sale and delivery to the ultimate purchaser; or (B) for any person to manufacture or sell, or offer to sell, or install, any part or component intended for use with, or as part of, any motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine, where a principal effect of the part or component is to bypass, defeat, or render inoperative any device or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle engine in compliance with regulations under [Title II of the CAA], and where the person knows or should know that such part or component is being offered for sale or installed for such use or put to such use.”
Wehrli will pay a penalty of $267,680.21 and comply with the consent agreement to ensure ongoing compliance with the Clean Air Act.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please ask for Jason Wehrli.
Thank you, Jason Wehrli