Mutual Propane Settlement
$3,000 in Fines Paid by Mutual Propane
In April, 2008, Mutual Propane agreed to pay $3,000 in penalties; $2,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $750 to the Peralta Community College District, for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Mutual Propane failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, Mutual Propane agreed to the $3,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.