Since January 1, the California Air Resources Board has collected $244,000 in fines from 33 air quality violation cases that stem mostly from trucks and buses.
According to CARB, about $188,000 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, and $56,000 went to the Peralta Community College District for emission education classes.
Compton, CA was fined $48,000 for diesel truck and equipment violations – the largest individual vehicle owner fined, according to CARB.
None of the other fines exceeded $30,000, CARB said, and the five next largest fines were:
- $23,000 to Southern California Edison for failure to properly self-inspect diesel trucks and failure to properly affix emission control labels on fleet vehicles;
- $20,325 to Versacold Logistics LLC for failure to submit reefer activities report by TRU Rule-required deadline;
- $19,125 to Ensign United States Drilling for failure to smoke test diesel vehicles and to report and label off-road diesel vehicles;
- $19,000 to Paul Vaz Trucking Inc., for failure to properly self-inspect diesel trucks and properly affix emission control labels;
- $17,000 to Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority for failing to properly retrofit many urban buses and transit fleet vehicles to meet state smoke emission standards.