The California Air Resources Board recently fined the City of Oxnard $12,375 for diesel emissions violations that occurred in 2006 and 2007. A CARB investigator found that the city had not been inspecting its heavy-duty on-road diesel vehicles annually.
“Regular inspections guarantee that fleet owners are doing their part to help clean up California’s air,” says CARB Chairman Mary Nichols. “Those that are not performing these tasks will be cited in our continuing effort to improve air quality.”
As part of the settlement, the city is required to:
The City of Oxnard will pay $12,375 in penalties: $9,281.25 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, providing funding for projects and research to improve California’s air quality; the Peralta Community College District will receive $1,546.87 to fund diesel emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges; and the remaining $1,546.88 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to fund low-interest loans for owners of off-road diesel-powered construction vehicles.