City of Compton Case Settles for $48,800

This page last reviewed December 29, 2011

In February 2011, the City of Compton agreed to pay $48,800.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $36,600.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $12,200.00 will go to Peralta Community College District 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 the City of Compton failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards, and failed to install Best Available Control Technology (BACT) on Solid Waste Collection and Public Agency and Utilities (PAU) vehicles to be in compliance Fleet Vehicle Rule. The City also failed to affix Equipment Identification Numbers (EIN) and register their Off-Road Equipment (ORDV). ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), (SWCV), (PAU) and (ORDV) Fleet Rule. To settle the case, the City of Compton agreed to the $48,800.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, SWCV, PAU, and ORDV, and other ARB programs.