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newsrel -- Air Resources Board fines JR Custom Harvesting Company et al $141,000

Posted: 02 Jun 2014 13:59:10
Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board: http://bit.ly/1nIwI7P

June 2, 2014



Karen Caesar
(626) 575-6728

Air Resources Board fines JR Custom Harvesting Company et al

$35,000 to fund diesel education at community colleges

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has fined JR Custom
Harvesting Company Inc., and its associates New Venture Trucking
LLC, and Zion Harvest Company Inc., a total of $140,925 for a
variety of air quality violations relating to the company’s
diesel vehicle fleet.

An investigation by the ARB showed that the Salinas-based company
failed to:

     Properly self-inspect its diesel trucks to insure they met
state smoke emission standards;
     Meet the requirements of the Truck and Bus Regulation’s
Engine Model Year Compliance schedule, and
     Register its Transport Refrigeration Units in ARB’s TRU
tracking system.

In addition, the company was cited for having non-compliant TRUs
and for failing to properly label them as required.

“All businesses operating in the state must do their part to
protect public health,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. 
“We are hopeful that this company will learn from this experience
that in the long run, it doesn’t pay to circumvent the rules.”

JR Custom Harvesting provides growers with farm labor for
harvesting produce and trucking services to get produce from the
field to processing facilities throughout California and Arizona.
 This is the first time the company has been found in violation
of ARB regulations.

As outlined in the settlement agreement, the company paid
$105,694.00 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which
provides funding for projects and research to improve
California's air quality, and $35,231.00 to the Peralta Colleges
Foundation to fund diesel education classes conducted by
participating California community colleges. 

Diesel exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and more than
40 other known cancer-causing compounds. In 1998, California
identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant
based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other
health problems.

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