CARB issues fines for diesel emissions violations

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The California Air Resources Board announced that it recently issued several fines for diesel emissions violations:

  • CARB says an investigation showed that Southern California waste hauler Arakelian Enterprises, also known as Athens Disposal Co., failed to inspect its diesel vehicles properly during 2005 and 2006. CARB says the City of Industry-based company, which was fined $270,000, also failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install legally required emissions-reduction devices from 2004 through 2008.
  • CARB says a separate investigation showed Anaheim Trucking, based in Anaheim, failed to inspect its diesel vehicles properly during 2005 and 2006, and also failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install proper emissions-reduction devices as required by law. CARB says it offered Anaheim Trucking an opportunity to settle the violations for $50,500, but the company rejected it, which led the agency to file a complaint with the State Attorney General’s office; subsequently, the case was settled for $85,000. CARB says that if Anaheim Trucking fails to comply with the regulations, an additional $115,000 will be added to the penalty.
  • CARB says a separate investigation showed Dateland Construction, based in Indio, failed to inspect its diesel trucks properly during 2007 and 2008 as required by law. Dateline was fined $31,950.
  • CARB says Waste Connections Inc., headquartered in Folsom, purchased S.E.I. Solid Waste Inc., located in Arnold. Waste Connections then self-disclosed to CARB inspectors that S.E.I vehicles were not compliant with California’s trash truck rules. Waste Connections was fined $18,375.
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