Lepe's Meat, Inc. Case Settles for $1,000.00

This page last reviewed January 28th, 2013.

In January 2013, Lepe's Meats, agreed to pay $1,000.00 in penalties for vi.olating air quality regulations: $750.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $250.00 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 Lepe's Meats failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Lepe's Meats, agreed to the $1,000.00 penalty and to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection programs, and other ARB programs.