Uniformed enforcement officers from the California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol inspected 151,586 heavy-duty diesel vehicles from 1998 to 2006, writing citations for nearly $2.5 million in fines.
A recently enacted state law prods the agency to plan, review and submit its diesel enforcement activities every three years. To meet that obligation, CARB officials have scheduled two April workshops to, in part, craft a plan for “consistent, comprehensive and fair enforcement” of its diesel regulations.
The first workshop is set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Air Resources Board building at 9530 Telstar Ave. in El Monte, CA. The second is set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the California EPA building at 1001 I St. in Sacramento.
CARB’s strategic plan for diesel emissions enforcement is scheduled to be reviewed by the agency’s governing board May 22 and 23 in Fresno, CA.
For more information about CARB’s diesel enforcement, click on www.arb.ca.gov.
– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer