Bandit Industries Inc. has reached a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding civil penalties for alleged violations of the Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM) under the Federal Clean Air Act said Jerry Morey, president, Bandit Industries Inc. The settlement follows Bandit's voluntary self-disclosure to the EPA after Bandit discovered one of its suppliers of engines shipped to Bandit from 2012 to 2015 approximately 2,300 diesel engines that Bandit understood to be legally conforming engines.
Discussions with the government have been ongoing since February, 2015. In November 2016, EPA and Bandit were able to reach an agreement to resolve the government's allegations. Bandit does not admit liability and Bandit expressly denies any intentional or deliberate TPEM non-compliance in the agreement.
The settlement will not affect Bandit's ability to continue to operate or supply quality products and service to its customers. Bandit has not had any previous clean air violations and has put in measures to ensure all engines installed on their equipment comply with the Federal Clean Air Act.
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