Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc.
Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. Settles For $150,500
In June 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. of Newport Beach, California, in the amount of $150,500 for the company’s violation of air quality regulations.
An area-focused investigation by CARB revealed that Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. failed to: (1) maintain records for vehicles annually tested for excessive smoke emissions; and (2) bring their diesel-fueled trucks into compliance with the Phase-in Compliance Schedule. CARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, §§ 2190 et seq.) and the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2025).
The company fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter. To settle the case, Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. agreed to the $150,500 penalty, which will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund to provide funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. The terms of the settlement also require the company to enroll in the California Council on Diesel Education Technology’s (CCDET) CCDET I Smoke Test Training course, or the CARB Online Smoke Test Training course. Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. has also agreed to submit records of PSIP tests for their fleet in 2022 and 2023, and to comply with PSIP, TB, and all other CARB regulations going forward.