American Civil Constructors Settlement
American Civil Constructors Case Settles for $2,500
In December 2009, American Civil Constructors agreed to pay $2,500 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $1,875 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $625 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that American Civil Constructors failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards, and to properly affix emission control labels the engines of their fleet vehicles. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Emission Control Label (ECL) Program. To settle the case, American Civil Constructors agreed to the $2,500 penalty and to comply with the Emission Control Label and Periodic Smoke Inspection programs, and other ARB programs.