Valley Pump & Dairy Systems, Inc. Settlement
Valley Pump & Dairy Systems, Inc. Case Settles for $30,975
In October 2014, Valley Pump & Dairy Systems, Inc. paid $30,975.00 for violating air quality regulations: $23,231.00 was paid to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $7,744.00 was 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 Valley Pump & Dairy Systems, 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 ensure all engines of their fleet vehicles had a properly affixed Emission Control Label (ECL); and also failed to meet PM BACT requirements of the Statewide Truck & Bus (STB) Regulation for 1996 through 1999 engine model years by January 1, 2012; and also failed to meet PM BACT requirements of the STB Regulation for 2000 through 2004 engine model years by January 1, 2013. ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP, ECL Program, and the STB Regulation. To settle the case, Valley Pump & Dairy Systems, Inc. agreed to the $30,975.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, ECL, the STB Regulation, and other ARB programs.