Southland Shows, Inc. & Christiansen Amusements, Inc. Settlement
Southland Shows, Inc. and Christiansen Amusements, Inc. Case Settles for $14,500
In June 2014, Christiansen Amusements, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500.00 for violating air quality regulations: $10,875.00 will be paid to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,625.00 was paid 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 Christiansen Amusements, Inc. 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 also failed to meet PM BACT requirements for 1996 through 1999 engine model years by January 1, 2012. To settle the case, Christiansen Amusements, Inc. agreed to the $14,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, STB, and other ARB programs.