Republic Services, Inc. Settlement
Republic Services, Inc. Settles For $9,000
In December 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Allied Waste North America, Inc., Allied Waste Services, Inc., Allied Waste Systems, Inc., Bay Leasing Company, Inc., BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC, Consolidated Disposal Service, L.L.C., N Leasing Company, LLC, Republic Services, Inc., Republic Waste Services of Southern California, LLC, Solano Garbage Company, Sunrise Sanitation Service, Inc., Tayman Industries, Inc., and West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill, Inc. (collectively, referenced herein as The Companies), for violation of California’s air quality regulations in the amount of $9,000.
An investigation by CARB showed that The Companies had failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks, as required by the PSIP Regulation. CARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), as codified in California Code of Regulations, title 13, sections 2190, et seq.
Terms of the settlement include a requirement that The Companies attend a smoke-test training course, submit PSIP tests for the entire applicable fleet for calendar years 2022 and 2023, and comply with the TB Regulation, SWCV Regulation, Off-Road Regulation, PSIP Regulation, and other CARB regulations going forward. The Companies fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter. The full settlement amount of $9,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
(See also, Republic Case Summary entry and link to February 2022 Settlement Agreement below.)