APL Eagle Marine Services Settlement
APL Eagle Marine Services Case Settles for $35,625
The California Air Resources Board fined APL Eagle Marine Services $35,625 this month for emissions violations during 2007 and 2008. An ARB investigation showed Eagle Marine failed to properly report its diesel-powered cargo handling equipment fleet at the Port of Oakland and the Port of Los Angeles terminals. The regulation calls for 2006 or older engine serial numbers to be reported to the ARB, Eagle Marine Services reported the equipment numbers as serial numbers. Eagle Marine Services paid $35,625 in penalties, $26,718.75 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for projects and research to improve California's air quality, $4,453.13 to the Peralta Community College District to fund emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, and $4,453.12 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority which guarantees loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with state regulations.