Cal Electro Incorporated Case Settlement
Cal Electro Incorporated Case Settles for $10,800
Cal Electro Incorporated, based in Redding, California, will pay $10,800.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $10,800.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. This settlement was executed on June 2018.
This case was initiated based on the SMART audit streamlined process, which indicated the company was out of compliance with CARB’s air regulations. The investigation of Cal Electro Incorporated revealed they failed to report all vehicles with engines subject to the regulation for which the fleet owner has elected to utilize the compliance options of the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation (13 CCR § 2025(r)) and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (13 CCR § 2190 et seq.); which requires the owners and operators of California based vehicle fleets of two or more heavy-duty diesel motor vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings greater than 6,000 pounds that operate on the streets or highways within the State of California to conduct annual smoke opacity inspections of their vehicles equipped with engines that are four years old or older.
The penalty obtained for the TB violations involved in this case for failure to meet the requirements of the reporting schedule for vehicles is $3,300 or $300 per vehicle per violation for 11 vehicles, and the penalty obtained for the PSIP violations involved in this case is $7,500.00 for 15 violations involving 15 vehicles, or $500.00 per vehicle per violation. CARB documented the violations as related to the TB Regulation and PSIP. To settle the case, Cal Electro Incorporated agreed to the $10,800 penalty and to comply with TB, PSIP and other CARB programs.