Clean Harbors Environmental Services Case Settlement
Clean Harbors Environmental Services Case Settles for $491,875
Clean Harbors Environmental Services will pay $491,875 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $245,938.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $245,937 will go to the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District, School Bus Diesel Emission Reduction Supplement Environmental Project to fund the installation of diesel particulate filters on school buses in California. This settlement was reached in February 2017.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Clean Harbors Environmental Services failed to bring 118 of their diesel vehicles into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and 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 Truck and Bus (T & B) Regulation. To settle the case, Clean Harbors Environmental Services agreed to the $491,875 penalty and to comply with PSIP and T & B, and other ARB programs.