PCJPB Case Settles for $15,500

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

PCJPB paid $15,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $11,625.00 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $3,875.00 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in June 2011.

An ARB investigation showed that PCJPB 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 particulate matter (PM) reduction and the nitrogen of oxides (NOx) reduction requirements set forth by the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies – Transit Fleet Vehicles (TFV), 13 CCR section 2023.2 (b)(1) and section 2023.2 (a)(1) respectively. ARB documented these violations as they related to the PSIP and the TFV requirements. To settle this case PCJPB agreed to pay the $15,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, TFV and all other applicable ARB regulations