Patrick’s Construction Clean-Up, Inc. Case Settles for $7,575.00

This page last reviewed March 27th, 2013.

In March 2013, Patrick’s Construction Clean-Up, Inc. paid $7,575.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $5,681.25 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,893.75 went to the Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology program. 

An investigation by the ARB showed that Patrick’s Construction Clean-Up, Inc. failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install legally required emission-reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. Patrick’s Construction Clean-Up, Inc. also failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure that vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Program (SWCV). To settle the case, Patrick’s Construction Clean-Up, Inc. agreed to the $7,575.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and SWCV programs in addition to other ARB programs.