Tavares Transportation Settlement
Tavares Transportation Case Settles for $44,250
In March 2015, Tavares Transportation agreed to pay $44,250.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $33,187.50 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $11,062.50 will go 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 Tavares Transportation had failed to: (1) properly self-inspect its diesel trucks, as required by PSIP; and (2) failed to bring their fleet in compliance with the applicable diesel particulate matter BACT requirements. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Statewide Truck and Bus (STB) regulation. To settle the case, Tavares Transportation agreed to the $44,250.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, STB regulation and other ARB programs.