$14,000 in fines paid by Columbus Distributing

This page finalized October 16, 2007


In August 2007, the Columbus Distributing Company in August of 2007 has paid $14,000 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by ARB showed that Columbus Distributing, a Northern California distributor of 7UP and other products, failed to properly self-inspect their diesel fleet to insure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle this case, Columbus Distributing agreed to pay the $14,000 penalty and to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program and other ARB regulations.

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