Hoffman Brothers Harvesting, Inc. Case Settles for $6,750

This page last reviewed December 20, 2011

In December 2011, Hoffman Brothers Harvesting Inc. (Hoffman Brothers) agreed to pay $6,750.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $5,062.50 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,687.50 went 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 program. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Hoffman Brothers 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 (PSIP). To settle the case, Hoffman Brothers agreed to the $6,750.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and other ARB programs.