Sole Director Fined Personally

Written by on November 21, 2017. Posted in Environmental laws

On October 16, 2017 a sole director for the company Power Grow Systems Inc. was convicted for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a Provisional Certificate of Approval for a period of approximately four months from April 11, 2015 until August 11, 2015.

The individual was the sole director of the company that was operating under a Provisional Certificate of Approval (“CoA”) that set out the terms and conditions for the operation. The CoA limited the amount of wood waste permitted to be stored on the property to a maximum of 1,000 tonnes.

During a routine inspection, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”) found that the amount of wood waste appeared to exceed the 1,000 tonnes permitted. During the investigation, the MOECC found that there was approximately 4,230 tonnes of wood waste stored on the property. The MOECC concluded that the excess wood waste started to accumulate on the property April 8, 2015.

The sole director of the company was issued a fine of $12,500 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $3,125 and was given a period of one year to pay the fine.