$4,000 in Fines Paid by Monsanto Company
MONSANTO COMPANY SETTLES FOR $4,000
In June 2009, the Monsanto Company agreed to pay $4,000 in penalties; $3,000 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $500 to the Peralta Community College District, and $500 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the Monsanto Company failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure the vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, the Monsanto Company agreed to the $4,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.