City of St. Helena Case Settles for $4,500

This page last reviewed December 29, 2011

In February 2011, the City of St. Helena agreed to pay $4,500 in penalties; $3,375 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $1,125 to Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the City of St. Helena failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, the City of St. Helena agreed to the $4,500 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and other ARB programs.