$14,250 in Fines Paid by MP Environmental Services
MP ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SETTLES FOR $14,250
In March, 2009, MP Environmental Services, Inc. paid $14,250 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $10,687.50 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $1,781.25 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges, and $1,781.25 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. This settlement was reached on March 17, 2009. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that MP Environmental Services, Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) in 2005 and 2006 years on applicable diesel vehicles. To settle the case, MP Environmental Services, Inc. agreed to the $14,250 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, Heavy-Duty Diesel Inspection (HDVIP), and other ARB Programs.