Empire Southwest LLC Case Settles for $750
This page last reviewed January 4, 2012
In December 2011 Empire Southwest LLC agreed to pay $750.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $562.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $187.50 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 Empire Southwest LLC failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to insure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Empire Southwest LLC agreed to the $750.00 penalty and to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection program and other ARB programs.