$25,000 Paid by Two Southern California Companies for Violations of Diesel Fleet Regulations

This page finalized November 8, 2004.


$25,000 PAID BY TWO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPANIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF DIESEL FLEET REGULATIONS

A Los Angeles County construction company has agreed to pay $10,000 in penalties, and an Imperial County trash hauling company has agreed to pay $15,000 in penalties, both from violating air quality regulations.

An investigation by the ARB showed that Valley Environmental Services (VES) of Imperial California, failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). The ARB presented their investigation results to both the California District Attorney's Association and the District Attorney's Office of Imperial County. To settle the case, VES agreed to the $15,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI Program.

An investigation by the ARB showed that Irish Construction of Rosemead, California failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they relate to the PSI. To settle the case, Irish Construction agreed to the $10,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI Program.

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