Ensign United States Drilling Inc. Case Settles for $19,125

This page last reviewed December 29, 2011

Ensign United States Drilling (California) Inc. agreed to pay $19,125.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $14,343.75 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $4,781.25 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in March 2011.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Ensign United States Drilling (California) Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing diesel vehicles in its fleet and the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle (ORDV) rule by failing to report and label its ORDVs prior to the deadline set forth by the regulation. To settle the case, Ensign United States Drilling (California) Inc. agreed to the $19,125.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the ORDV rule.

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