By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer
The California Air Resources Board issued $223,295 in fines for 37 different cases of air quality violations recently. Most of the violations stemmed from trucks and buses failing to meet state requirements for self-inspections.
The five highest fines were the following:
- $27,000 in fines for the County of Imperial Department of Public Works. The county failed to properly self-inspect its diesel trucks;
- $24,000 in fines for Marquez Brothers International Inc., for failure to comply with diesel fleet self-inspection requirements and violations of the state’s reefer regulation;
- $17,617 in fines for Brotherhood Trucking Inc. for failing to properly self-inspect its diesel fleets and for dispatching drayage trucks that either didn’t meet emission standards or weren’t entered in the state Drayage Truck Registry;
- $15,750 in fines for West Coast Refrigerated Trucking Inc., for failing to properly inspect its diesel fleet and for not upgrading reefer engines as required by the state reefer regulation;
- $15,500 in fines for the Peninsula Coast Joint Powers Board for failing to properly self-inspect its diesel fleet and for not meeting state NOx and diesel particulate matter emissions requirements.
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