Anaheim Trucking Settlement
Anaheim Trucking Case Settles for $200,000
Anaheim Trucking will pay $85,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $68,000 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $8,500 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges and $8,500 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation. The enforcement of the judgment regarding the payment of the remaining $115,000 of the total penalty amount shall be stayed as long as the defendant does not violate the permanent injunction and the payment conditions for payment of $85,000 of the total penalty. An Air Resources Board (ARB) audit triggered by a long history of delinquent citations showed that Anaheim Trucking failed to properly self-inspect the portion of their diesel powered vehicle fleet that falls under the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). Anaheim Trucking also failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by not retrofitting the required number of SWCV engines with the best available control technology and by not affixing to each SWCV a legible and durable label with complete, accurate information filled in. Anaheim Trucking did not respond to the ARB’s settlement offer of $50,500. Therefore, the case was referred to the Office of the California Attorney General for prosecution. Once the complaint was filed and the trial was scheduled, the defendant decided to settle the case with the Office of the California Attorney General before the trial date. To settle the case, Anaheim Trucking agreed to the $200,000 penalty and to the injunction to comply with the PSIP and the SWCV rule. This Judgment was entered into the Superior Court of California, County of Orange on July 7, 2009.