Jorge Soto Trucking Settlement
Jorge Soto Trucking Case Settles for $17,800
Jorge Soto Trucking will pay $17,800.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $14,575.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,225.00 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 April, 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Jorge Soto Trucking failed to bring one of their heavy duty diesel trucks into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and failed to properly self-inspect their 5 diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Jorge Soto Trucking agreed to the $17,800.00 penalty and to comply with TB and PSIP and other ARB programs.