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Ontario aerosol manufacturer fined for violating Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

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On November 12, 2019, K-G Spray-Pak Inc. (of Concord, Ontario) was ordered to pay a fine of $170,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice. The company pleaded guilty to two offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, including one count of violating the Environmental Emergency Regulations and one count of failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order.

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On November 12, 2019, K-G Spray-Pak Inc. (of Concord, Ontario) was ordered to pay a fine of $170,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice. The company pleaded guilty to two offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, including one count of violating the Environmental Emergency Regulations and one count of failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order. The total fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.

In February 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers launched an investigation, which revealed that K-G Spray-Pak Inc., a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of aerosol products, had failed to comply with an environmental protection compliance order issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in July 2016. The company was subsequently charged when it failed to implement and test environmental emergency plans within the prescribed time limit specified in the compliance order.