Portosan Company, LLC Settlement
$100,000 in Fines Paid by Portosan Company, LLC
In September 2005, Portosan Company, LLC (Portosan) agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties ($75,000 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $25,000 to the Peralta Community College District for participating CCDET colleges) for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Portosan of El Monte, California failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented numerous counts of violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, Portosan agreed to the $100,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI Program. They also agreed to install low NOx software on all applicable heavy duty diesel engines in their fleet and to have their maintenance staff trained under ARB's CCDET program.