CARB fines 33 alleged polluters $244,000 since January

| 6/16/2011

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.