B. L. Hayes, Inc. Settlement
B. L. Hayes, Inc. Case Settles for $10,625
In December 2014, B. L. Hayes, Inc. paid $10,625 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $7,969 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $2,656 went to the Peralta Colleges Foundation 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 B. L. Hayes, Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. B. L. Hayes, Inc. also failed to have 90% of their fleet meet the PM BACT requirements by January 1, 2014 as required by the Statewide Truck and Bus regulation. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Statewide Truck and Bus regulation. To settle the case, B.L. Hayes, Inc. agreed to the $10,625 penalty and to comply with PSIP, the Statewide Truck and Bus regulation and other ARB programs.