Silva Farms Settlement
Silva Farms Case Settles for $4,000
In July 2014, Silva Farms paid $4,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $3,000.00 will be paid to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,000.00 will be sent to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Silva Farms failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP. To settle the case, Silva Farms agreed to the $4,000.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP and other ARB programs.