Source Interlink Co. Settlement
$11,625 in Fines Paid by Source Interlink Company
In 2006 and 2007, Source Interlink Company, headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, violated California's Periodic Smoke Inspection Program, which requires owners of California-registered trucks to regularly inspect their vehicles to meet state air quality standards. ARB enforcement teams found that Source Interlink failed to properly inspect their diesel-powered vehicle fleets. To settle the case, Source Interlink agreed to pay $11,625 to comply with the state's clean truck regulations. In addition to the penalties, the company had to meet the following requirements:
- Ensure that staff responsible for compliance with the diesel truck emission inspection program attend diesel education courses and provide certificates of completion within one year;
- Instruct vehicle operators to comply with the state's idling regulation;
- Complete heavy-duty diesel engine software and control technology upgrades in compliance with regulations;
- Supply all smoke inspection records to ARB for the next four years; and
- Properly label engines to ensure compliance with the engine emissions certification program regulations.
Source Interlink paid $8,718 into the California Air Pollution Control fund which was created to conduct air pollution research and fund several programs aimed at reducing emissions as well as educating the public on pollution prevention. In addition, the Peralta Community College District will receive $2,906 from Source Interlink to fund diesel technology education programs and training for staff that operate diesel-fueled vehicles.