County of Imperial, Department of Public Works Case Settles for $27,000

This page last reviewed December 28, 2011

In April 2011, the County of Imperial, Department of Public Works agreed to pay $27,000 in penalties; $20,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $6,750 to Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the County of Imperial, Department of Public Works failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, the County of Imperial, Department of Public Works agreed to the $27,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and other ARB programs.

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