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As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed of environmental issues that could impact your business, we have collected this list of recent MOECC fines for violations of the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act.

If you have any questions or would like more information about how these Acts have implications on your business, please contact Paula Lombardi.

Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

Thunder Bay – Craig Plumbing Construction Limited (CPCL) pled guilty and was fined $4,000 for the offence of constructing a well without a valid well contractor’s licence, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Click here for more information.

Sarnia Oil Company Fined $70,000 for Sewage Works Violations

Sarnia – Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) was fined $70,000 for operating, altering or extending an existing sewage works, not in accordance with a Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Amended Certificate of Approval (C of A), for an Industrial Sewage Works, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Click here for more information.

Picton Company Fined $350,000 For Discharge Violations

Picton Bay – Essroc Canada Inc. (Essroc) was fined $350,000 for discharging dust into the natural environment and for failing to ensure that noise emissions complied with its Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). Click here for more information.

Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

Thunder Bay – Craig Plumbing Construction Limited (CPCL) pled guilty and was fined $4,000 for the offence of constructing a well without a valid well contractor’s licence, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Click here for more information.

Bradford Cheese Company Fined $80,000 for Failing to Report a Spill and Breach of a Certificate of Approval

Barrie – A Bradford Cheese company was fined a total of $80,000 for failing to notify the ministry of a spill of whey and for a breach of its Amended Certificate of Approval, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act. Click here for more information.

Brantford Biosolids Management Company fined $105,000 for Ontario Water Resources Act Violations

Simcoe – Biosolids management company Wessuc Inc. (Wessuc) was fined $105,000 for discharging sewage biosolids into a watercourse that may impair the quality of the water, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Click here for more information.

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