Nasa Services Settlement
$21,500 in Fines Paid by Nasa Services
On June 23, 2009, NASA Services paid $21,500 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $16,125 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $2,687.50 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges and $2,687.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation. This settlement was reached in July 2009. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that NASA Services failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by not applying best available control technology to the required number of SWCV engines. To settle the case, NASA Services agreed to the $21,500 penalty and to comply with the SWCV rule.