$12,000 in Fines Paid by Griffin Soil
GRIFFIN SOIL SETTLES FOR $12,000
In February 2009, Griffin Soil agreed to pay $12,000 in penalties; $9,000 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $1,500 to the Peralta Community College District, and $1,500 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Griffin Soil 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, Griffin Soil agreed to the $12,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.