Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Settlement 2006
$137,000 in Fines Paid by Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (Ferguson) has agreed to pay $137,000 in penalties, ($102,750 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $34,250 to the Peralta Community College District for participating CCDET colleges) for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Newport News, Virginia with fleet operations in California, failed to properly annually self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emissions standards. ARB documented numerous violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI) regulations. To settle the case, Ferguson agreed to pay a $137,000 penalty, comply with the PSI regulations, immediately install low NOx software on all applicable heavy-duty diesel engines in their fleet and have their vehicle maintenance staff complete training through the ARB's California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) Program.