9112-7480 Québec Inc. pleads guilty to charges under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)



    MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Environment Canada announced that
9112-7480 Québec Inc., operator of Nettoyeur Brillant in Montreal, Quebec,
appeared before a judge of the Court of Quebec and entered a plea of guilty to
charges under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999) and attendant
Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements)
Regulations.
    9112-7480 Québec Inc. pleaded guilty to four counts of using
tetrachloroethylene (TCE) for dry cleaning while failing to comply with its
obligations under the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting
Requirements) Regulations. The company also pleaded guilty to a fifth charge,
involving non-compliance between November 22 and 30, 2005 with an
Environmental Protection Compliance Order, in contravention of the provisions
of paragraph 272(1)(c) of the Act.
    The Court of Quebec sentenced 9112-7480 Québec Inc. to pay a total of
$3,904.88, which included a fine of $1,400, $404.88 as reimbursement to the
Department for costs incurred in the proper disposal of TCE-containing waste,
and an obligation to pay $2,100 into the Environmental Damages Fund
administered by Environment Canada, which will be used to promote and fund
restoration projects. The Fund also helps make offender firms accountable and
allows the courts to ensure that the sums in question will be used to improve
environmental quality.
    The charges were brought following an investigation conducted by officers
from Environment Canada's Environmental Enforcement Division, Quebec Region.
Environment Canada investigates contraventions to the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act (1999) and the pollution-prevention provisions of the Fisheries
Act, ensuring that companies and individuals comply with legislation aimed at
protecting Canada's environment.

    For further details on the Environmental Protection Act enforcement
program, go to Environment Canada's Green Lane site at
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ele-ale/.

    (Aussi disponible en français.)




For further information:

For further information: Diane Dupras, Acting Manager, Investigations,
Environmental Enforcement, Environment Canada, (514) 496-0684; Media
Relations, Environment Canada, (819) 934-8008, 1-888-908-8008


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