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Company Fined $11,000 For Ontario Water Resources Act Violations

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Company Fined $11,000 For Ontario Water Resources Act Violations

Newmarket - Oil Spill Control Services Inc. pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined $11,000 for construction of a sewage works without an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), construction of a well without a license, and failing to complete a well record, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act.

The company was hired to remediate an old truck wrecking yard located in York Region, as the property was contaminated with oils and other materials from the wrecking process.

The company contacted Spice Environmental Inc., as they required a qualified individual to support the completion of a Record of Site Condition. During the remediation, OSCS and SEI installed a stormwater management system on the site, without a ministry approval, and also constructed a well on the site. The ministry became aware that the recovery well had been constructed without a well contractor licence.  A search of ministry records confirmed no contractor's licence had been issued to OSCS.

The matter was forwarded to the ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch for investigation.

The company pleaded guilty to three offences, was fined a total of $11,000 and was given 90 days to pay the fine.

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