Art Express Case Settles for $1,500.00

This page last reviewed January 13th, 2014.

In December 2013, Art Express paid $1,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $1,125.00 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $375.00 went to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology program. 

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Art Express failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emissions standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Art Express agreed to the $1,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and other ARB programs.