V-Line Incorporated Settlement
V-Line Incorporated Case Settles for $27,000
In April 2015, V-LINE agreed to pay $27,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $20,250.00 will be paid to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; and $6,750.00 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 that V-LINE 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), failed to have 60 percent of their fleet meet the PM BACT requirements by January 1, 2013 and 90 percent by January 1, 2014, as required by the Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation (STB), and failed to bring their TRUs into compliance by the deadlines set forth in the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) . ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP, STB and TRU ATCM. To settle the case, V-LINE agreed to the $27,000.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB, TRU ATCM and other ARB programs.