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Ian Herd sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating the Environmental Protection Act

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Ian Herd sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating the Environmental Protection Act

BELLEVILLE -- On September 9, 2008, Ian Herd was sentenced to 60 days in jail for failing to comply with an order to remove all tires from a waste disposal site that was not approved by the Ministry of the Environment.

Ian Herd operated a waste disposal site located at 441 Craig Road in the Township of Tyendinaga, County of Hastings.

The Court heard that Mr. Herd was operating the site without approval from the ministry. On August 31, 2006, Mr. Herd was served with an order to remove all tires from the site within 30 days. On October 2, 2006, an inspection of the site determined that the tires had not been removed.

Mr. Herd was charged following an investigation by the Ministry of the Environment's Investigations and Enforcement Branch.

On September 9, 2008, Mr. Herd was sentenced to 60 days in jail, to be served every second consecutive weekend, commencing Friday, September 12, 2008.   All fines against Mr. Herd were suspended, and a new order under section 190 of the Environmental Protection Actwas issued which requires the removal of all tires from the waste disposal site within 180 days.  Mr. Herd was also placed on probation for two years starting September 9, 2008.

Justice of the Peace Loraine Watson heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, Ontario, and imposed sentence on September 9, 2008.

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