W. Los Angeles Building Materials Case Settles for $9,000

This page last reviewed June 16, 2010

In September 2009, Patagonia Building Supplies, Inc., dba as W. Los Angeles Building Materials, agreed to pay $9,000 in penalties; $6,750 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $1,125 to the Peralta Community College District, and $1,125 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that W. Los Angeles Building Materials failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure the vehicles met state smoke emission standards.  ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI).  To settle the case, W. Los Angeles Building Materials agreed to the $9,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.