Pacific Foods & Distribution, Inc. Settlement
Pacific Foods & Distribution, Inc. Case Settles for $30,750
In February 2015, Pacific Foods & Distribution, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty of $30,750.00 for violating air quality regulations: $23,062.00 will be paid to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $7,688.00 will be paid 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 Pacific Foods & Distribution, Inc. 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); and failed to meet PM BACT requirements for 2005 through 2006 engine model years by January 1, 2014 per the Statewide Truck and Bus (STB) Regulation. ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP and the STB Regulation. To settle the case, Pacific Foods & Distribution, Inc. agreed to the $30,750.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB, and other ARB programs.