Woodward Drilling Co., Inc. Case Settles for $5,250

This page last reviewed December 29, 2011

In January 2011, Woodward Drilling Co., Inc. agreed to pay $5,250.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $3,937.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1312.50 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Woodward Drilling Co., Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. They also failed to assure that engines in their fleet were in compliance with the Emission Control Label Program. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Emission Control Label (ECL) Program. To settle the case Woodward Drilling Co., Inc. agreed to the $5,250.00 penalty and to comply with the Emission Control Label and Periodic Smoke Inspection programs, and other ARB programs.