Pep Boys Co. paid $154,000 in fines to the Air Pollution Control Fund for selling ATVs in California that did not comply with the state’s air quality standards, according to a California Environmental Protection Agency press release.
In December 2006, Pep Boys sold Baja Motorsports’ Storm 125cc ATV in California. Pep Boys reported its violations and settled the case after it was informed of the violations.
The funds from the fine will be used to support projects that ease pollution through education and the advancement and use of cleaner technology. The money will aid pollution-related research projects and programs.