SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has resolved a civil suit against XPO, Inc. and XPO Logistics, a global transportation and logistics company that provides supply chain solutions to businesses in various industries. XPO leased, owned or operated several facilities in San Bernardino County, and other counties in California where violations were found.

This case began with a referral to the San Bernardino District Attorney from San Bernardino County Fire, Hazardous Materials Section regarding underground fuel tank violations.

The settlement was entered in conjunction with twenty District Attorney’s offices and one City Attorney office from around the state and requires, among other things, for XPO to maintain a California Environmental Compliance Manager to ensure that the California XPO locations comply with California Law relating to Underground Storage Tanks, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Materials and Above Ground Storage Tanks.

XPO’s corporate office and environmental compliance group were extremely cooperative with the District Attorneys throughout the investigation and settlement process. This Stipulated Final Judgment shall be in place for a minimum of five years.

“Hazardous material, storage and waste are a routine component of many business operations,” said Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho.  “By joining other District Attorney offices in the state, we can ensure large businesses take the necessary precautions to protect the environment and the safety of our communities.”

“The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office places a priority on environmental laws that keep our communities safe, especially those involving the underground storage tanks owned by XPO Inc.,” stated District Attorney Ron Freitas. “The resolution of the civil suit is only possible because XPO Inc. paid substantial penalties and restitution, has taken necessary steps to improve compliance, and enhanced their standard operating procedures for underground storage tanks. This commitment not only addresses past concerns but also establishes a positive example of environmental responsibility going forward. Since taking office, we’ve partnered on over $60 million dollars in EPU settlements. The one location in Stockton included in this suit is 5475 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.”

“The successful prosecution of this case highlights the importance of compliance with underground storage tank and other environmental laws,” said San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson. “We are thankful XPO demonstrated a serious commitment to ongoing compliance, and made modifications to their operating procedures, improving compliance with environmental laws throughout the state. “

As part of the settlement, XPO is ordered to pay civil penalties for their Underground Storage Tank, Above Ground Storage Tank, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials violations. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will receive a total of $1,030,000 in cost recovery and civil penalties pursuant to the judgment; San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, Office of the Fire Marshall, Hazardous Materials Section will receive a total of $528,000.