American Industrial Services Case Settles for $5,000.00

This page last reviewed February 19th, 2014.

In January 2014, American Industrial Services, based in Long Beach, agreed to pay $5,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $3,750 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,250 will go to Peralta Colleges Foundation 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 American Industrial Services failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by neglecting to install legally required emission reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. ARB documented violations as they related to the SWCV regulation. To settle the case, American Industrial Services agreed to the $5,000 penalty and to comply with the SWCV programs in addition to other ARB programs.