$13,125 in Fines Paid by County of Kern

This page finalized April 20, 2009


In April 2009, the County of Kern agreed to pay $13,125 in penalties; $9,843.75 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $1,640.63 to the Peralta Community College District, and $1,640.62 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that the County of Kern failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), Title 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions, and for the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP).  ARB documented violations as they related to the TFV and the PSIP.  To settle the case, the County of Kern agreed to the $13,125 penalty and to comply with the TFV, PSIP, and other ARB programs.