Geo Equipment Inc. Settlement
Geo Equipment Inc. Case Settles for $18,500
In April 2015, GEO Equipment Inc., based in San Gabriel, agreed to pay $18,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $13,875.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; and $4,625.00 will go to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that GEO failed to comply with the Statewide Truck and Bus (STB) rule by neglecting to install legally required emission reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. Further, GEO 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 STB regulation and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, GEO agreed to the $18,500.00 penalty and to comply with the STB and PSIP programs in addition to other ARB programs.