North Cal Hauling Company Settlement
North Cal Hauling Company Case Settles for $7,500
In February 2015, North Cal Hauling Company agreed to pay $7,500 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $5,625 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,875 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 North Cal Hauling Company failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install legally required emission-reduction devices by applicable compliance dates and 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 Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulations (SWCVR) and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, North Cal Hauling Company agreed to the $7,500 penalty and to comply with the SWCVR, PSIP and other ARB programs.