City Of Pasadena Settlement 2008
$23,250 in Fines Paid by The City Of Pasadena
The California Air Resources Board has fined the City of Pasadena $23,250 for diesel emission violations that occurred in 2005. It was revealed during an ARB enforcement audit that the City had not been conducting the required periodic self inspections on their diesel vehicles such as garbage trucks and other heavy duty material transporting vehicles. As part of the settlement, Pasadena city employees that are responsible for conducting the inspections must attend a mandatory class on diesel emissions and provide certificates of completion within one year. The company must also provide documentation to ARB that the inspections are being carried out for the next four years. In addition, all of the City's heavy duty trucks must have their software revised with the latest Low NOx programming. Lastly, the City of Pasadena must make sure that all of their diesel trucks are up to federal emissions standards for the vehicle model year and are properly labeled with an emission control label. Per the terms of the settlement, the City of Pasadena will pay $23,250 in penalties; $17,375 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality with the remaining $5,875 to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes.