City of Elk Grove Case Settles for $3,000

This page last reviewed February 4, 2011

In February 2011, the City of Elk Grove agreed to pay $3,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations:  $2,250.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $750.00 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 Elk Grove failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards, and to comply with the Transit Fleet Vehicle Rule.  ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Transit Fleet Vehicle Rule.  To settle the case, the City of Elk Grove agreed to the $3,000.00 penalty and to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection and Transit Fleet Vehicle programs, and other ARB programs.