Hanson Aggregates Settlement
$7,000 in Fines Paid by Hanson Aggregates dba Berkeley-Oakland Ready Mix Company
Hanson Aggregates dba Berkeley-Oakland Ready Mix Company paid $7,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulation; $5,250 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $875 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council of Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges, and $875 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to purchase exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation. This settlement was reached in December 2008. An ARB investigation showed that Hanson Aggregates dba Berkeley-Oakland Ready Mix Company failed to properly self-inspect their diesel fleet in order to ensure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented these violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle this case, Hanson Aggregates dba Berkeley-Oakland Ready Mix Company of Berkeley, agreed to pay the $7,000 penalty and to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program and other ARB regulations.