United Food Group LLC Settles for $13,725

This page last reviewed December 20, 2011

In October 2011, United Food Group LLC agreed to pay $13,725.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $10,293.75 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,431.25 will go 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 United Food Group LLC failed to bring their Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) in compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and 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, United Food Group LLC agreed to the $13,725.00 penalty and to comply with the TRU, PSIP and other ARB programs.