Los Altos Food Products, Inc. Case Settlement
Los Altos Food Products, Inc. Case Settles for $10,500
Los Altos Food Products, Inc. paid $10,500.00in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $5,250.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; and $5,250.00 went to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies. This settlement was reached in March, 2017.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Los Altos Food Products, Inc. failed to (1) bring two of their Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards, (2) meet the Engine Model Year Compliance Schedule of the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation, and (3) properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emissions standards.
ARB documented violations as they related to the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measure, the TB Regulation and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Los Altos Food Products, Inc. agreed to the $10,500.00 penalty and to comply with TRU, TB, PSIP and other ARB programs.