Martin Produce, Inc. Case Settlement
Martin Produce, Inc. Case Settles for $3,875
Martin Produce, Inc. will pay $3,875.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $1,938.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,937.00 will go to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies. This settlement was reached in April, 2017.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Martin Produce, Inc. failed to report all vehicles with engines subject to the Truck and Bus (TB) regulation, failed to update ARB’s Equipment Registration system within 30 days of changes to the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) fleet, and failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measure, and the TB Regulation. To settle the case, Martin Produce, Inc. agreed to the $3,875.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, TRU, TB, and other ARB programs.