$16,500 in Fines Paid by Britz-Simplot Grower Solutions
BRITZ-SIMPLOT GROWER SOLUTIONS SETTLES FOR $16,500
In March 2009, Britz-Simplot Grower Solutions (Britz-Simplot) agreed to pay $16,500 in penalties; $12,375 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $2,062.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $2,062.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Britz-Simplot 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, Britz-Simplot agreed to the $16,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.