Gold Country Tractors, Inc. Case Settles for $2,475

This page last reviewed May 28th, 2014.

In August 2013, Gold Country Tractors, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty of $2,475.00 for violating air quality regulations: $1,856.25 will be paid to the Air Resources Board’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $618.75 will be paid 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. 

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Gold Country Tractors, Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP); and failed to ensure all engines of their fleet vehicles had a properly affixed Emission Control Label (ECL). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP and ECL Program. To settle the case, Gold Country Tractors, Inc. agreed to the $2,475.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, ECL, and other ARB programs.