City of Pleasanton Settlement
City of Pleasanton Case Settles for $13,425
In October 2014, the City of Pleasanton paid $13,425.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $10,069.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,356.00 went to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that the City of Pleasanton 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) and the Emission Control Label (ECL) regulation. To settle the case, the City of Pleasanton agreed to the $13,425.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, ECL and other ARB programs.