Sunday, August 21, 2011
If a stationary source operates equipment that emits air pollution, it needs to get a permit from the APCD. The permit specifies conditions that the equipment needs to operate under in order to comply with the APCD's regulations. When the permit conditions are not met, the owner/operator of the equipment may face fines of up to $25,000 for each day the violation occurs.
The attached article (and the above table) provides more info on the top air pollution violators in the San Joaquin Valley. Not surprisingly to some, the oil industry tops the list. Please click on the link for more details.
Local oil Industry tops list of air pollution violations