Chatham-Kent Company Fined $18,000 for Failing to Comply With a Ministry Approval and Managing Nutrients without a Plan
Windsor - A Chatham-Kent company and a director of the company were fined $18,000 for failing to comply with a ministry approval and managing nutrients without a non-agricultural source material (NASM) plan, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act and the Nutrient Management Act,respectively.
Daniel Tiessen is a director of the company and owner of property located in Chatham-Kent. The company operates under a ministry approval for a waste management system which specifically indicates that no waste shall be stored or transferred to the storage yard at the company site.
The company deposited onion waste at the site that was eventually applied to the land as NASM. These actions were in contravention of their ministry approval. A later inspection revealed that the company trucks authorized for the collection and transportation of the waste were not clearly marked with the company name, as required by the approval. An investigation revealed that there was no NASM plan in effect that would allow the onion waste to be stored at the company site.
The company and Mr. Tiessen were fined a total of $18,000 plus victim fine surcharges totaling $4,500 and were given 180 days to pay the fines.