Black Eagle Trucking Settlement
Black Eagle Trucking Case Settles for $75,000
In November 2014, Black Eagle Trucking agreed to pay $75,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $56,250.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $18,750.00 will go to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to fund the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Black Eagle Trucking failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and failed to have 30% of their fleet meet the PM BACT requirements by January 1, 2012 and 60% by January 1, 2013 and 90% by January 1, 2014 as required by the Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation (STB). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP and STB. To settle the case, Black Eagle Trucking agreed to the $75,000.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB and other ARB programs.