Clougherty Packing/Farmer John Settlement
$63,300 in Fines Paid by Clougherty Packing/Farmer John
The California Air Resources Board fined Clougherty Packing/Farmer John, of Los Angeles, $63,300 last month for failure to comply with diesel truck emission requirements.. ARB inspectors found that Farmer John failed to file a one-time report for its Vernon, Calif., distribution facility, violating the Transport Refrigeration Unit facilities regulation. Further, the company failed to inspect its diesel truck fleet for excess emissions in 2006 and 2007. 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 $47,475 and the Peralta Community College District will get $15,825 from Farmer John to fund diesel education courses at five community college campuses around the state.