$1,000 in Fines Paid by Golden Empire Transit

This page finalized January 6, 2009


In December, 2008, Golden Empire Transit (Golden Empire) agreed to pay $1,000 in penalties; $750 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $125 to the Peralta Community College District, and $125 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations.

An investigation by the ARB showed that Golden Empire failed to properly self-inspect their diesel truck to assure it met state smoke emission standards and also failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions.  ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI) and the TFV.  To settle the case, Golden Empire agreed to the $1,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI, TFV and other ARB programs.