McLaughlin Engineering & Mining, Inc. Settlement
McLaughlin Engineering & Mining, Inc. Case Settles for $12,000
McLaughlin Engineering & Mining, Inc. will pay $12,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $9,000.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,000.00 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. This settlement was reached in January 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that McLaughlin Engineering & Mining, Inc. failed to: (1) apply for Equipment Identification Numbers for vehicles in the fleet subject to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets (Off-Road) Regulation; (2) report changes in the off-road fleet since the last reporting period as required by the Off-Road Regulation; (3) keep records of changes in the off-road fleet since the last reporting period as required by the Off-Road Regulation; and (4) properly self-inspect their on-road diesel fueled trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Off-Road Regulation. To settle the case, McLaughlin Engineering & Mining, Inc. agreed to the $12,000.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, Off-Road Regulation and, other ARB programs.