A & B Produce, Inc. Settlement
A & B Produce, Inc. Case Settles for $18,500
A & B Produce, Inc. paid $18,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $13,875.00 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $4,625.00 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in March 2012.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that A & B Produce, Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not registering its TRUs with the ARB Equipment Registration (ARBER) system and not upgrading its TRU engines to meet the TRU in-use performance standards. To settle the case, that A & B Produce, Inc. agreed to the $18,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.