$10,000 in Fines Paid by Valley Harvesting and Packing Inc.
VALLEY HARVEST AND PACKING INC. SETTLES FOR $10,000
The California Air Resources Board fined an Imperial County crop harvesting company $10,000 for diesel truck emission violations. ARB fined Valley Harvesting & Packing Inc. of Heber, Calif. for failure to maintain fleet management records in 2005 and 2006 as required by law. The company will pay $10,000 in penalties: $7,500 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,250 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology; and the remaining $1,250 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to fund low-interest loans for owners of off-road, diesel-powered construction vehicles.