Viramontes Express, Inc. Case Settlement
Viramontes Express, Inc. Case Settles for $16,000
An investigation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showed that Viramontes Express, Inc. was in violation of the Truck and Bus Regulation (California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2025) and the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2449). The violations were first discovered through a routine on-road inspection and later confirmed during the investigation. Viramontes Express, Inc. failed to bring five vehicles into compliance with the engine model year compliance schedule as required by the Truck and Bus Regulation. Viramontes Express, Inc. also failed to submit an annual Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR) form as required by the Off-Road Regulation.
The total penalty assessed in this case was $16,000.00, with a per unit penalty of $3,000.00 for on-road violations, and $1,000.00 for off-road violations.
Viramontes Express, Inc. agreed to the conditions of the settlement including the total penalty payment going to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality, and submission of proof of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation within 180 days of the execution of Settlement Agreement. Viramontes Express, Inc. and CARB continue to work through a compliance plan in order to fully comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation.