QUÉBEC, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians value clean water and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers work to protect our environment through the enforcement of federal environmental laws.
On August 1, 2017, Mr. Isaac Gelber pleaded guilty to three charges, and he was fined $25,500 for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
The investigation, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, showed that Mr. Isaac Gelber had committed several violations to the Act, namely
- using transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) thereby violating the PCB Regulations
- failing to comply with the environmental protection compliance order, issued by an officer in January 2013, to dispose of three (3) transformers containing more than 500 mg/kg of PCBs
- knowingly making false or misleading statements
The amount of the fine will be directed to Environment and Climate Change Canada's Environmental Damages Fund.
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- The Department's enforcement officers conduct inspections and investigations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. They ensure that regulated organizations and individuals are in compliance with environmental legislation.
- The Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, was created in 1995 to establish a system that would allocate fines received through court convictions and voluntary settlements to important projects that have a positive impact on the environment.
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