G.B. Services, Inc. Case Settlement
G.B. Services, Inc. Case Settles for $18,375
G.B. Services, Inc. will pay $18,375 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $13,785 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $4,590 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 October 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that G.B. Services, Inc. failed to bring ten of their solid waste collection vehicles into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulation (SWCV). To settle the case, G.B. Services, Inc. agreed to the $18,375 penalty and to comply with PSIP, SWCV, and other ARB programs.