$18,750 in Fines Paid by Holt of California
HOLT OF CALIFORNIA SETTLES FOR $18,750
Holt of California paid $18,750 in penalties ($14,062.50 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $4,687.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to guarantee loans to off-road vehicle fleets that need to buy exhaust retrofits to comply with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation), for violating air quality regulations. This settlement was reached in December 2008 and the case was closed in January 2009. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Holt of California failed to comply with the terms and conditions specified in the applicable Executive Order (EO) by installing Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy (VDECS) devices in a non-verified configuration. To settle the case, Holt of California agreed to the $18,750 penalty and to comply with the applicable EO.