$2,250 in Fines Paid by AVAR
In April 2009, Avar Construction Systems, Inc. (AVAR) agreed to pay $2,250 in penalties; $1,687.50 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $281.25 to the Peralta Community College District, and $281.25 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that AVAR failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, AVAR agreed to the $2,250 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.