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Settlement: Illinois businesses must halt sales of devices that alter vehicle emissions

The East Peoria defendants will pay a $600,000 penalty for the manufacture, sale and installation of tens of thousands of aftermarket defeat devices

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a consent order earlier this month with Joshua Davis, River City Diesel LLC, RCD Performance LLC, and Midwest Truck and 4WD Center LLC of East Peoria, Ill. It requires the defendants to stop manufacturing, selling, offering to sell, and installing devices that bypass, defeat, or render inoperative EPA-approved emission controls and harm air quality, commonly referred to as aftermarket defeat devices.

The settlement resolves a complaint filed in August 2022 in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, alleging that Davis and the other defendants’ manufacture, sale and installation of tens of thousands of defeat devices violated the Clean Air Act. The defendants will pay a $600,000 penalty, which was based on their financial situation, and agree to notify customers that defendants will no longer provide technical support or honor warranty claims for the defeat device products.

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