On September 13, 2021, JEG’S Automotive, Inc. (JEGS) entered into a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to resolve alleged violations of Section 203(a)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act, which resulted from selling and/or offering to sell defeat devices for use with motor vehicle engines.
By signing a consent agreement with U.S. EPA, JEGS has certified that it (i) will not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or install any aftermarket defeat devices, including ECM tuning products, where a principal effect of the device is to bypass, defeat, or render inoperative any emission-related device or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine, and (ii) will not remove or render inoperative any emissions-related device or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine.
JEGS will pay a penalty of $300,000 and spend at least $275,000 to replace older, higher-polluting buses that have high annual usage rates and service schools in areas of Environmental Justice concern through a diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental project. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Paul Roberts at 1-800-345-4545 ext. 1249.