The California Air Resources Board has fined a forest products hauler $3,000 for diesel truck emissions violations during 2007 and 2008. CARB says its investigators found that Sierra Pacific Industries failed to inspect, test, measure, record and maintain its diesel truck fleet at its Lincoln, Anderson, Camino and Quincy facilities in accordance with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP).
The law requires owners of California-registered truck and bus fleets to inspect their vehicles regularly to ensure that their engine emissions meet state air quality standards. As part of the settlement, Sierra Pacific Industries is required to:
Of the penalties, $2,250 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 $375 to fund emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges; and the remaining $375 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to fund low-interest loans for owners of offroad diesel-powered construction vehicles.