Cleantech Environmental, Inc. Case Settles for $25,000

This page last reviewed May 18, 2017

Cleantech Environmental, Inc. will pay $25,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $18,750.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $6,250.00 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 (CCDET) program. This settlement was reached in April, 2017.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Cleantech Environmental, Inc. failed to bring seven of their on-road diesel fueled vehicles into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and 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 Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Cleantech Environmental, Inc. agreed to the $25,000.00 penalty and to comply with TB, PSIP and, other ARB programs.