$98,500 in Fines Paid by Sunbelt Rentals
SUNBELT RENTALS SETTLES FOR $98,500
In August 2009 Sunbelt Rentals agreed to pay $98,500 in penalties; $73,875 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $12,312.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $12,312.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Sunbelt Rentals failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure the vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, Sunbelt Rentals agreed to the $98,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.