Palm Springs Disposal Services Case Settles for $2,000

This page last reviewed January 9, 2012

In December 2011, Palm Springs Disposal Services agreed to pay $2,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $1,500.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $500.00 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 Palm Springs Disposal Services failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by neglecting to install legally required emission reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. ARB documented violations as they related to the SWCV regulation. To settle the case, Palm Springs Disposal Services agreed to the $2,000.00 penalty and to comply with the SWCV regulation and other ARB programs.