City of Banning Case Settles for $23,000
This page last reviewed April 3, 2012
In March 2012, the City of Banning Department of Public Works agreed to pay $23,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $17,250.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $5,750.00 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the City of Banning Department of Public Works failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks and to retrofit their diesel engines in their fleet with Diesel Particulate Filters to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Public Agency and Utilities (PAU) program. To settle the case, the City of Banning Department of Public Works agreed to the $23,000.00 penalty and to comply with the PAU and Periodic Smoke Inspection programs, and other ARB programs.