Minatta Transportation Settlement
$8,500 in Fines Paid by Minatta Transportation
The California Air Resources Board has fined Minatta Transportation of Cotati, Calif. $8,500 in April 2009, for diesel truck emission violations that occurred in 2007. An ARB fleet audit found that the company had not been annually inspecting its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, as required by California law. Not performing the required smoke inspections can lead to increased cancer-causing diesel emissions. The company will pay $8,500 in penalties: $6,375 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality, $1,062.50 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology, and the remaining $1,062.50 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.