Hal Hays and Subsidiaries Settlement
Hal Hays Construction, Inc., Heritage Transportation, Inc., Golden Bear Equipment, Inc., and Cal Pacific Constructors, Inc. Settle For $61,000
In August 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Hal Hays Construction, Inc., Heritage Transportation, Inc., and Golden Bear Equipment, Inc. located in Riverside, California, and Cal Pacific Constructors, Inc. located in Redding, California (herein referred to as Hal Hays and Subsidiaries),for violating CARB’s air quality regulations. The full settlement amount of $61,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
An investigation by CARB showed that Hal Hays and Subsidiaries failed to meet the requirements of the Engine Model Year Compliance Schedule for Heavier and Lighter Vehicles of the Truck and Bus Regulation for 6 vehicles and failed to comply with the reporting requirements of the Truck and Bus Regulation for 7 vehicles. Hal Hays and Subsidiaries also failed to comply with the reporting requirements of the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Vehicles Regulation for 13 vehicles and failed to meet the applicable smoke testing requirements for 30 heavy-duty diesel vehicles in their fleet for 2 years, resulting in 33 Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) violations in 2018, and 33 PSIP violations in 2019. CARB documented violations as they related to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Regulation, per the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2449 et seq. (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13 § 2449), the Truck and Bus Regulation (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 13 § 2025), and PSIP (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13 § 2190 et seq.).
To settle the case, Hal Hays and Subsidiaries agreed to the penalty for a total of $61,000. Terms of the settlement include a requirement that Hal Hays and subsidiaries attend a smoke-test training course, submit PSIP tests for the entire applicable fleet for calendar years 2020 and 2021, and comply with PSIP and other CARB regulations going forward. Hal Hays and Subsidiaries fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter.