Rocha Brothers Farms LLC Case Settlement
Rocha Brothers Farms LLC Case Settles for $11,625
Rocha Brothers Farms LLC will pay $11,625.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $8,719.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $2,906.00 will go to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies. This settlement was reached in July, 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Rocha Brothers Farms LLC had failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards per the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), and did not meet reporting requirements of the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation. To settle the case, Rocha Brothers Farms LLC agreed to the $11,625.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, TB, and other ARB programs.