Sierra Pacific Industries Settlement
$3,000 in Fines Paid by Sierra Pacific Industries
In April 2009, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) agreed to pay $3,000 in penalties; $2,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $375 to the Peralta Community College District, and $375 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that SPI 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 (PSI). To settle the case, SPI agreed to the $3,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.