A painting business and products automobile du Québec receives a fine of $ 25,000 for violating the canadian Law on environmental protection (1999)

MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French

On September 28, 2018 – Montreal (Quebec)

Canadians recognize the value of a clean and safe environment. Enforcement officers of Environment and climate Change Canada make every effort to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the laws and regulations on the environment that are within federal government and which aim to protect the natural environments of Canada.

On September 21, 2018, the company number 9330-1208 Quebec Inc., which operates under the name of The Products Prodip.CA, has been fined $ 25,000 after pleading guilty at the Montréal courthouse, to one charge under the terms of the Regulations limiting the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from automotive refinishing products are made under the canadian Law on the protection of the environment (1999). In addition to being fined, the company was sentenced to pay the sum of 5 $ 145 to cover the costs generated by the destruction of the painting non-compliant. The amount of the fine will be paid to the Fund for damage to the environment.

In 2016, the agents of the authority of Environment and climate Change Canada conducted a survey at the end of which it has been established that the company was selling automotive refinishing products that contained concentrations of volatile organic compounds in excess of limits prescribed by the Law.

Volatile organic compounds contribute to the formation of particulate matter and tropospheric ozone that are the main constituents of smog. The smog is known to have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Studies indicate that an increased risk of lung cancer and heart disease, is associated with air pollution, which includes smog.

Because of this conviction, the name of the company will be registered in the Register of offenders to the environment.

Environment and climate Change Canada has created a subscription service free of charge to allow the canadian population to be kept informed of the measures taken by the government of Canada to protect our natural environment.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.