Ranch Harvest, Inc. Case Settles for $21,675

This page last reviewed April 8, 2010

The California Air Resources Board last month fined a Santa Maria, Calif., based company $21,675 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks at a Salinas fleet center for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards.  ARB investigators found that Rancho Harvest, Inc., failed to conduct diesel truck smoke tests in 2006 and 2007 at the Salinas facility, as required by state law.  The California Air Pollution Control Fund, established to mitigate various sources of pollution through education and the advancement and use of cleaner technology, will receive $16,256.25; $2,709.38 will go to the Peralta Community College District to fund diesel education classes; and, the remaining $2,709.37 to the California Air Pollution Control Financing Authority.