Lakeport Disposal Company, Inc. Case Settles for $11,000.00

This page last reviewed June 13th, 2013.

In April 2013, Lakeport Disposal Company, Inc. agreed to pay $11,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $8,250.00 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $2,750.00 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 program. 

An investigation by the Air Resources Board showed that Lakeport Disposal Company, Inc. failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install legally required emission-reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. Lakeport Disposal Company, Inc. also failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure that vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Program (SWCV). To settle the case, Lakeport Disposal Company, Inc. agreed to the $11,000.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and SWCV programs in addition to other ARB programs