AltAir Paramount LLC Settlement
AltAir Paramount LLC Settles For $132,500
In November 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and AltAir Paramount LLC (AltAir), of Paramount California, reached a settlement whereby AltAir agreed to pay $132,500 in penalties for violations of section 95494(b), and 95494(c) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation. The LCFS requires quarterly and annual reports to be submitted completely and accurately.
During a CARB authorized account adjustment, CARB staff identified unauthorized changes made by AltAir account representatives, to reclassify certain fuel volumes and to add previously unreported gasoline sales. The unauthorized fuel transactions had been added to the quarterly and annual reports, and were confirmed with AltAir company representatives. Due to the late reporting of the deficit imbalance AltAir was in violation of 95485 and subject to penalties of 95494(c).
AltAir has fully cooperated with CARB in this matter and has retired the necessary credits to satisfy their account imbalance. AltAir has agreed to a civil penalty of $132,500 paid into two funds: $66,500 will go to CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund; and $66,000 will go to Tree Fresno to fund a Supplemental Environmental Project that will assess the efficacy of using vegetative barriers to reduce near-road pollution exposure. AltAir is now in full compliance with the LCFS regulation.