The California Air Resources Board announced a $51,750 settlement with Key Energy Services for air quality violations after its investigators found that the Houston-based energy production service provider failed to test its California fleet’s diesel engine emissions as required by state law. CARB says the violations occurred in 2008 and 2009.
The settlement was distributed between the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which received $38,812.50 for air quality improvement projects; and the Peralta Community College District, which received $12,937.50 for diesel education and technology programs.
CARB says the settlement requires Key Energy Services to:
• Provide testing and general compliance records to the agency for the next two years;
• Properly label engines to ensure compliance with the engine emissions certification program regulations;
• Instruct vehicle operators to comply with the state’s idling regulations;
• Within one year, have all appropriate staff attend a diesel education and technology class that instructs adherence with state emissions laws; and
• Complete heavy-duty diesel engine software and control technology upgrades in compliance with regulations.