Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency Case Settles for $12,000

This page last reviewed August 10, 2010

In June 2010, Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) agreed to pay $12,000 in penalties; $9,000 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $3,000 to the Peralta Community College District for violating air quality regulations.  An ARB investigation showed that NCTPA failed to properly self-inspect their diesel fleet in order to ensure the buses and transit vehicles met state smoke emission standards under the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) 13 CCR Section 2190 et seq. and also failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies – Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), 13 CCR Section 2032.2 (b)(1) for particulate matter (PM) reductions.  ARB documented these violations as they related to the PSIP and the TFV requirements.  To settle this case NCTPA agreed to pay the $12,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, TFV and all other applicable ARB regulations.