City of Atascadero Settlement
$4,500 in Fines Paid by City of Atascadero
In October, 2008, the City of Atascadero agreed to pay $4,500 in penalties; $3,375 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $562.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $562.50 to the California Pollution Control Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Atascadero 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, the City of Atascadero agreed to the $4,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.