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Aerosol manufacturer fined $170K by feds after environmental offences


November 13, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The Canadian government has ordered aerosol manufacturer K-G Spray-Pak Inc. of Concord, Ontario to pay a fine of $170,000 after the company pleaded guilty to two environmental offences.

The government charged the company 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.

Environmental protection compliance orders are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers to put an immediate stop to a violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to prevent a violation from occurring, or to require action be taken to address a violation.

As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.

K-G Spray Pak was fined in a separate incident in October 2018 involving charges by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker injury.