D Hill Trucking, Inc. Settlement
D Hill Trucking, Inc. Case Settles for $6,000
D Hill Trucking Inc. will pay $6,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $4,500.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,500.00 will go 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. This settlement was reached in May, 2016.
An investigation was conducted by the Air Resources Board (ARB) after the fleet name was supplied by the initial SMART audits program. The investigation determined that D Hill Trucking Inc. failed to perform annual opacity tests for eight vehicles for the years 2014 and 2015. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program. To settle the case, D Hill Trucking Inc. agreed to the $6,000.00 penalty and to comply with ARB diesel engine regulations.