MCE Corporation Settlement
MCE Corporation Case Settles for $19,500
In June 2014, MCE Corporation paid $19,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $14,625.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $4,875.00 went 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 MCE Corporation failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and failed to meet PM BACT requirements for 2000 through 2004 engine model years by January 1, 2013 as required by the Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation (STB). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP and the STB Regulation. To settle the case, MCE Corporation agreed to the $19,500.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB and other ARB programs.