Protecting business from predatory fines

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 16, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

For years, most county environmental offices as well as state agencies have been willing to issue a “fix-it ticket” for first-time violations if they were simply clerical errors or did not have a substantive negative impact on the environment.  In recent years, however, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), however, has deviated from this procedure and imposed significant penalties right from the start.

Assemblymember Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia) has introduced AB 1721 which would require CARB and all air quality management districts to issue a warning for the first violation of any state air pollution control law.

The bill will be heard in Assembly Natural Resources on March 26th with CMTA in support.

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