Imperial Rapid Service, Inc. Settlement
Imperial Rapid Service, Inc. Case Settles for $10,000
In September 2014, Imperial Rapid Service, Inc., agreed to pay $10,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $7,500.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $2,500.00 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.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Imperial Rapid Service failed to bring the heavy duty diesel fleet 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, failed to ensure emission control labels were affixed to the diesel engines; and failed install diesel particulate filters as required by the Truck and Bus regulation. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), Emission Control Label (ECL Regulation) and the Truck and Bus Regulation. Imperial Rapid Service is a private bus company that operates in the City of Calexico. The company provides transportation services to people living in the City of Calexico. To settle the case, Imperial Rapid Service, Inc., agreed to the $10,000.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, ECL and Truck and Bus regulations.