Description: Enforcement actions against violators of California's greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements.
Penalties for Violations of California’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/27/2014 Press Release Fines assessed. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had fined three companies a total of almost $1 million for violations of California’s greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements. All of the violations concerned 2011 emissions. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. was required to pay $364,500 for incorrectly reporting emissions from its El Segundo refinery and leaving the data uncorrected for 243 days. Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company had to pay $328,500 for reporting emissions associated with the company’s San Joaquin Valley oil fields 219 days late. Southwest Gas Corporation was required to pay $300,000 for reporting emissions from gas supplied to California 320 days late. This was the second time California had imposed penalties for violations of the reporting requirements, and these penalties were the largest assessed so far. CARB indicated that the three companies had brought the missing reports to CARB’s attention, and that the violations were the companies’ first and had been determined to be inadvertent.