Pacific Earth Resources Settlement
$9,500 in Fines Paid by Pacific Earth Resources
In July 2009, Pacific Earth Resources DBA Pacific Sod, agreed to pay $9,500 in penalties; $7,125 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $1,187.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $1,187.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Pacific Earth Resources DBA Pacific Sod, failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure the vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, Pacific Earth Resources DBA Pacific Sod, agreed to the $9,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.