BNSF Railway Settlement 2006
$87,000 in Fines Paid by BNSF Railway
During April 2006, BNSF Railway has agreed to pay $87,000 in penalties ($65,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $21,750 to the Peralta Community College District for participating CCDET colleges), for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that BNSF Railway 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, BNSF Railway agreed to the $87,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and Reflash Programs.