$18,500 in Fines Paid by City of Palmdale

This page finalized November 4, 2008


In October, 2008, the City of Palmdale agreed to pay $18,500 in penalties; $13,875 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $4,625 to the Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Palmdale 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 (PSI).  To settle the case, the City of Palmdale agreed to the $18,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.