An ARB investigation showed that Antelope Valley Transit Authority personnel failed to test, measure, record and maintain records, and were cited for excess diesel particulate matter emissions for their fleet. The law requires owners of California-registered truck and bus fleets to regularly inspect their vehicles to ensure that their engine emissions meet state air quality standards.
with emissions recordkeeping and state smoke emission standards is a
in cleaning up the air in
In January 2009, Antelope Valley Transit Authority agreed to pay $17,500 in penalties: $13,125 went to the California Air Pollution Fund that provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $2,187.50 went to the Peralta Community College District to fund emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges; and the remaining $2,187.50 went to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to fund low-interest loans for owners of off-road diesel-powered construction vehicles.
exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and over 40 other known
cancer-causing substances. In 1998,
Air Resources Board is a department of the
California Environmental Protection Agency.
ARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health,
ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants
recognizing and considering effects on the economy.
The ARB oversees all air pollution control