Producer Dairy Foods, Inc. Case Settles for $87,600

This page last reviewed September 8, 2010

Producer Dairy Foods, Inc. paid $87,600 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $65,700 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $21,900 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges.  This settlement was reached in September 2010.  An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Producers Dairy Foods, Inc. Failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not registering its TRUs with the ARB Equipment Registration (ARBER) system and not upgrading its TRU engines to meet the TRU in-use performance standards.  To settle the case, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc. agreed to the $87,600 penalty and to comply with the PISP and the TRU rule.