THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - D. & L. Estates Limited was
sentenced Monday, November 25, 2013, to pay $25,000 in Ontario
Provincial Court for an offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, (CEPA, 1999) related to non-compliance with the PCB Regulations (SOR/2008-273). The offence took place at the former NORAD radar
station in Armstrong Station, Ontario, close to the north shore of Lake
Nipigon, now owned by D. & L. Estates.
On April 19, 2012, enforcement officers from Environment Canada issued
an Environmental Protection Compliance Order (EPCO) to Mr. Bert
Lundstrom (owner) and Mr. John Lundstrom (then an owner) of D. & L.
Estates Limited. The EPCO required that specific measures related to
sections of the PCB Regulations under CEPA, 1999, be taken no later than May 17, 2012. A follow-up
inspection revealed that none of the measures outlined in the EPCO had
been implemented. As a result, D. & L. Estates was charged on April 22,
2013, for failing to comply with an EPCO.
In addition to the fine, and prior to pleading guilty, D & L Estates
Limited retained the services of a licensed PCB contractor to remove
all of the PCB contaminated equipment from the property and to have the
EPCOs are orders that Environment Canada's enforcement officers may
issue to put an immediate stop to a CEPA, 1999, violation, prevent a
violation from occurring in the first place, or require action to be
taken to correct a violation. These orders are one of the tools under
CEPA, 1999, that allow handling of offences without formal court
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