California Well Services, Inc. Settlement
California Well Services, Inc. Case Settles for $8,250
California Well Services Inc. agreed to pay $8,250.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $6,187.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $2,062.50 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in May 2012.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that California Well Services Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing all diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle (ORDV) rule by failing to report and label its ORDVs prior to the deadline set forth by the regulation. To settle the case, California Well Services Inc. agreed to the $8,250.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and ORDV rule.