Pipenology, Inc. Case Settles for $5,400
This page last reviewed December 21, 2011
In June 2011, Pipenology Inc. agreed to pay $5,400.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $4,050.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,350.00 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 Pipenology Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards, and to properly affix emission control labels the engines of their fleet vehicles. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Emission Control Label (ECL) Program. To settle the case, Pipenology Inc. agreed to the $5,400.00 penalty and to comply with the Emission Control Label and Periodic Smoke Inspection programs, and other ARB programs.