Airgas West Settlement
$1,000 in Fines Paid by Airgas West
In July, 2008, Airgas West agreed to pay $1,000 in penalties; $750 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $250 to the Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Airgas West 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 (PSI). To settle the case, Airgas West agreed to the $1,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.