Kings County Area Public Transit Agency Settlement
$6,500 in Fines Paid by Kings County Area Public Transit Agency
In February 2009, the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency agreed to pay $6,500 in penalties; $4,875 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $812.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $812.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency failed to properly self-inspect their diesel truck to assure it met state smoke emission standards and also failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), Title 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI) and the TFV. To settle the case, the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency agreed to the $6,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI, TFV, and other ARB programs.