RMC Pacific Materials Settlement
RMC Pacific Materials Settles Diesel Fleet Self-Inspection Violations for $15,000
During December 2004, ARB and RMC Pacific Materials reached a settlement agreement for violations of the fleet Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). RMC Pacific Materials self reported violations on November 4, 2004, in response to ARB's aggressive enforcement of past fleet PSIP cases posted on the ARB's web site. RMC Pacific Materials reported that they failed to conduct the mandated, self heavy-duty diesel engine opacity inspections for part of their statewide fleet during 2003 and 2004. After self-reporting these violations, RMC Pacific Materials immediately identified these vehicles and had them tested. All passed the applicable inspections. Additionally, to settle this matter, RMC Pacific Materials voluntarily installed low NOx software in all applicable engines in their California fleet during December 2004. RMC Pacific Materials also paid penalties totaling $15,000 to the Air Pollution Control Fund to settle this case.