Torres Transportation, LLC Settlement
Torres Transportation, LLC Case Settles for $12,000
Torres Transportation, LLC. will pay $12,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $9,000 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,000 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. This settlement was reached in October, 2015.
In 2013, Enforcement Division received a complaint from an anonymous competitor about Torres Transportation, LLC. operating non-compliant vehicles. A routine investigation by the Enforcement Division documented that Torres Transportation had failed to: (1) properly self-inspect its diesel trucks, as required by PSIP; (2) failed to meet PM BACT requirements for all1996 through 1999 engine year model by January 1, 2012; and (3) failed to pay 4 outstanding citations in violation of the Emission Control Label Program, Heavy-Duty Diesel Inspection Program, and the Drayage Truck Regulation. To settle the case, Torres Transportation, LLC agreed to the $12,000 penalty and to comply with PSIP, TB, and other ARB programs.