Paceco Corporation Case Settles for $20,500

This page last reviewed January 7, 2016

In 2012, Enforcement Division staff conducted inspections at California Port facilities and located noncompliant pieces of equipment.  Paceco Corporation (Paceco), a manufacturer of rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG), was found to have manufactured, imported, offered for sale, delivered, and sold to California terminals RTGs with uncertified engines.  The violations occurred between 2000 and 2006.  The engines were not U.S. EPA certified, and were intended for international use only.  Paceco sold 41 noncompliant RTGs to California companies in violation of Title 13 California Code of Regulation § 2420 and 2423. 

The case was settled on December 10, 2015 and Paceco paid twenty thousand, five hundred dollars ($20,500) to settle the case.  Fifteen thousand, three hundred and seventy five dollars ($15,375) went to to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and five thousand, one hundred twenty five dollars ($5,125) to the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Management District School Bus Diesel Particulate Filter Retrofit Supplemental Environmental Project.  In addition, as part of the settlement terms, Paceco is required to continue working with the terminals to replace the uncertified engines with a certified Tier 4 final CI engine.