City of Needles Settlement
$6,000 in Fines Paid by City of Needles
In November, 2008, the City of Needles agreed to pay $6,000 in penalties; $4,500 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $1,500 to the Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Needles 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 (PSIP). To settle the case, the City of Needles agreed to the $6,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and other ARB programs.