$50,250 in Fines Paid by Nishmoto Trading, LLC
NISHIMOTO TRADING, LLC SETTLES FOR $50,250
Nishimoto Trading, LLC will pay $52,250.00 in penalties $37,687.50 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $6,281.25 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges) and $6,281.25 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, for violating air quality regulations. This settlement was reached January 12, 2009. An investigation by the ARB showed that Nishimoto Trading, LLC failed to submit in time a Transport Refrigeration Unit Facilities (TRU) report required from larger cold storage facilities, and also failed to properly self-inspect the portion of their diesel powered fleet that falls under the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Nishimoto Trading, LLC, agreed to the $50,250.00 penalty and to comply with ARB regulations.