Interfresh Inc. Settlement
Interfresh Inc. Case Settles for $7,000
Interfresh Inc. agreed to pay $7,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $5,250 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $1,750 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in September 2010. The payments will be made in four installations with the first one received on September 2, 2010. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Interfresh 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, Interfresh agreed to the $7,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.