RS Martinez Hay Sales Settlement
RS Martinez Hay Sales Case Settles for $7,500
In February 2015, RS Martinez Hay Sales paid $7,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $5,625.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,875.00 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 RS Martinez Hay Sales failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and failed to meet PM BACT requirements for all 1996 through 1999 engine model years by January 1, 2012 and meet PM BACT requirements for all 2000 through 2004 model years by January 1, 2013 as required by the Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation (STB). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP and STB. To settle the case, RS Martinez Hay Sales agreed to the $7,500.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB and other ARB programs.