Southwest Boulder and Stone, Inc. Case Settlement
Southwest Boulder and Stone, Inc. Case Settles for $51,025
Southwest Boulder and Stone, Inc. paid $51,025.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $38,269.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $12,756.00 went to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies. This settlement was reached in November 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Southwest Boulder and Stone, Inc. failed to: bring eight of their heavy-duty diesel vehicles into compliance with the Particulate Matter Best Available Control Technology requirements; failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards; and failed to ensure all vehicles were properly labeled with an emission control label. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), the Emission Control Label (ECL) Program and the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation. To settle the case, Southwest Boulder and Stone, Inc. agreed to the $51,025.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, ECL, TB, and other ARB programs.