$3,000 in Fines Paid by The City of Blythe

This page finalized January 26, 2008


The City of Blythe will pay $3,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $2,250.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $375.00 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges and $375.00 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation.  This settlement was reached in January 2009.  An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Blythe failed to properly self-inspect the portion of their diesel powered vehicle fleet that falls under the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP).  To settle the case, the City of Blythe agreed to the $3,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP.