Seaside Transportation Services Case Settlement
Seaside Transportation Services Case Settles for $437,500
An investigation by the ARB showed that Seaside Transportation Services (STS) failed to comply with the requirements of the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation, STS failed to bring 20 pieces of equipment into compliance with the Regulation. STS has agreed in principal with the violations and signed a settlement agreement on April 7, 2017. As part of the settlement STS has agreed to fund a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP). A penalty of $218,750.00 will be paid to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, and $218,750.00 to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for the School Bus Diesel Emission Reduction SEP.
With the enforcement of the Cargo Handling Equipment regulation, ARB has been able to achieve a high compliance rate with in-use standards, reduce emissions around the ports from diesel air contaminants, and to protect the health of all Californians, including those in the disadvantaged communities in and around the port.
To settle the case, STS has agreed to the $437,500.00 penalty and to comply with ARB regulations.