Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Harley-Davidson
Current Parent Company: 
Harley-Davidson
Penalty: 
$12,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
August 18, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Harley-Davidson, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, Inc., and Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc. that required the companies to stop selling and to buy back and destroy illegal devices that increase air pollution from their motorcycles, and to sell only models of these devices that are certified to meet Clean Air Act emissions standards. Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million civil penalty and spend $3 million to mitigate air pollution through a project to replace conventional woodstoves with cleaner-burning stoves in local communities. The $3 million mitigation expense was later rescinded.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency civil settlements
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Wisconsin
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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