Crown Disposal fined $88,000 for excess emissions
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) fined Crown
Disposal Company, Inc., with more than $88,000 in fines for a two-year
failure to inspect their diesel trucks for compliance with the state’s
smoke emissions standards, and for violation of trash hauler rules.
Crown Disposal, based in Sun Valley, California, will pay $88,275 following
an ARB investigation that found the company failed to conduct diesel
truck smoke tests in 2005 and 2006. Further, a small number of Crown
Disposal’s trucks were missing ARB-required labels for solid waste collection
vehicles. Under the penalty, Crown Disposal must:
- 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
- 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
- Properly label engines to ensure compliance with the engine emissions
certification program regulations.
The California Air Pollution Control Fund, established to mitigate various
sources of pollution through education and the advancement and use of
cleaner technology, will receive $66,206.25. The remainder will go to
the Peralta Community College District to fund diesel education classes.