Tutor Perini Corporation Case Settles for $4,875

This page last reviewed January 23, 2018

An investigation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showed that Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC) was in violation of the Truck and Bus Regulation (California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2025).  The violations were first discovered through a “SMART Audits” data analysis and later confirmed during the investigation.  TPC failed to report all required information for 13 vehicles otherwise complying with the low-use vehicle provision of the Truck and Bus Regulation.

The total penalty assessed in this case was $4,875.00, with a per unit penalty of $375.00 which reflects an 87.5% reduction.  CARB has reduced penalties for minor violations in this case where there were no emissions impacts in excess of any applicable law or regulation.  The penalty was further discounted based on the fact that this was a first time violation and the violator made diligent efforts to comply and to cooperate with the investigation.

TPC agreed to the conditions of the settlement including the total penalty payment going to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality, and submission of proof of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation within 180 days of the execution of Settlement Agreement.  TPC and CARB are working on verifying and updating required information for the low-use vehicle provision of the Truck and Bus Regulation.