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Windsor Company Fined $15,000 for Non-compliance

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Windsor Company Fined $15,000 for Non-compliance

Windsor - Klinec Electric Services and Manufacturing Limited was fined $15,000 for failing to comply with a ministry approval and a ministry order, in relation to the operation of an electro-coating facility, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act.

The company operates an electro-coating facility in Windsor. An inspection conducted by the ministry revealed a number of compliance deficiencies. As a result, a ministry order was issued that required the company to undertake preventive measures necessary to prevent future violations and to protect the environment. The company failed to comply with the order in relation to the operating procedure for training, ensuring all chemicals and subject waste are stored to ensure compatibility and to provide written confirmation that a continuous monitoring system chart had been implemented to demonstrate that a specific minimum temperature is maintained.

The company also failed to comply with a ministry approval to submit a test protocol including pre-test information for the source testing required, to implement a complaints response procedure and an operating and maintenance manual for the facility and to take measures to minimize odourous emissions from all potential sources at the facility.

The company was fined a total of $15,000 plus victim fine surcharges totaling $3,750 and was given one year to pay the fine.

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