$17,500 in Fines Paid by AVTA

This page finalized Febuary 2, 2008


In January 2009, Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) agreed to pay $17,500.00 in penalties; $13,125.00 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $2,187.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $2,187.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that AVTA failed to properly self-inspect their diesel truck to assure it met state smoke emission standards and also failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions.  ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI) and the TFV.  To settle the case, AVTA agreed to the $17,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSI, TFV, and other ARB programs.