CARB fines businesses $383,000 for air quality violations

By Land Line staff | 1/10/2012

The California Air Resources Board will collect $383,000 after settling 53 air quality violation cases stemming from late 2011.

In a news release, CARB said most of the violations involved truck and bus fleets that didn’t conduct annual emission tests as required by law, though nearly half of the fine totals were tied to illegal motorcycles being sold or tampered with in California.

Of the $383,375 total amount, $326,275 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, and $56,130 will go to the Peralta Community College District.