JR Custom Harvesting Company, Inc. Settlement
JR Custom Harvesting Company, Inc. Case Settles for $140,925.00
In December 2013, JR Custom et al. agreed to pay $140,925.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $105,694.00 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $35,231.00 for 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 JR Custom et al. failed to (1) properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards; (2) meet the requirements of the Truck and Bus regulation’s Engine Model Year Compliance schedule; and, (3) register their Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) in the ARBER system; (4) non-compliant TRUs; and, (5) failure to properly mark the TRUs as required.. ARB documented violations as they related to the Statewide Truck and Bus regulation (STB), the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). To settle the case, JR Custom et al. agreed to the $140,925.00 penalty and to comply with all applicable ARB regulations.