City of Monterey Park Settlement
$4,125 in Fines Paid by The City of Monterey Park
The City of Monterey Park paid $4,125 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $3,093.75 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $515.62 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges and $515.63 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation. This settlement was reached in December 2008. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the City of Monterey Park failed to comply with the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies –Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements by exceeding the transit fleet Particulate Matter (PM) emission total. In addition, the City of Monterey Park also failed to properly self-inspect the portion of their diesel powered vehicle fleet that falls under the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, the City of Monterey Park agreed to the $4,125 penalty and to comply with the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies –Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements and the PSIP.