$3,000 in Fines Paid by El Dorado County Transit Authority
The El Dorado County Transit Authority paid $3,000 in penalties ($2,250 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $375 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges and $375.00 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation), for violating air quality regulations. This settlement was reached in October 2008. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the El Dorado County Transit Authority failed to comply with the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies – Urban Bus and Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements by exceeding the transit fleet Particulate Matter (PM) emission total. To settle the case, the El Dorado County Transit Authority agreed to the $3,000 penalty and to comply with the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies – Urban Bus and Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements.