Friday, February 18, 2011
Haileybury – On December 2, 2010, 498503 Ontario Inc. operating as W. Paiement and Sons pleaded guilty to replacing equipment, namely a waste oil derived fuel burning heater, without first obtaining a Certificate of Approval. The Court heard that the company services vehicles and heavy equipment. On April 20, 2009 during an inspection by the Ministry of the Environment, it was noted that the waste derived oil burning furnace on-site was not the same as the one approved in the existing Certificate of Approval and that a larger unit had been installed.
The company was charged following an investigation by the ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. The company was convicted and fined $3,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of 25% and was given six months to pay the fine.