CCL Industries Inc. fined $ 122,500 for violating the Environmental Protection Act
PENETANGUISHENE -- CCL Industries Inc. has been fined a total of $122,500, plus a victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to violating the Environmental Protection Act.
The Court heard that during the period from October 2005 to May 2006, CCL Industries Inc., which operates a container manufacturing facility in the Town of Penetanguishene, discharged odours from two exhaust stacks into the atmosphere. Provincial officers also discovered that the company was operating equipment without a Certificate of Approval.
CCL Industries Inc. was charged following an investigation by the Ministry of the Environment's Investigations and Enforcement Branch.
CCL Industries Inc. pled guilty to discharging a contaminant, namely odour, into the natural environment that caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect, contrary to Section 14 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act. For this count, the company was fined $100,000, plus a victim fine surcharge. CCL Industries Inc. also pled guilty to three counts of using or operating production line equipment for which a Certificate of Approval is required. For these counts, CCL Industries Inc. was fined $7,500 each, plus victim fine surcharge. The company was given 30 days to pay.
Her Worship Justice of the Peace Constance Hartt heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice in Penetanguishene Ontario, and imposed sentence on April 17, 2008.