The 9187-3125 Québec Inc. company (Action-Éco Environnement) fined $15,000 for a violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

November 7, 2022 – Shawinigan, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canadians know the value of a healthy and safe environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers strive to ensure that businesses and the public comply with the acts and regulations designed to protect Canada’s natural environment.

On October 21, 2022, 9187‑3125 Québec Inc. (operating as Action-Éco Environnement) was fined $15,000 by the Court of Québec at the Shawinigan courthouse after pleading guilty to one count of violating the PCB Regulations. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. The court also prohibited the company from performing any act or activity involving chlorobiphenyls (PCBs) or products containing them for the next five years.

Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers opened an investigation on May 1, 2019. The investigation revealed that Action-Éco Environnement stored products containing PCBs in a location that was not a PCB storage site, contrary to section 24 of the PCB Regulations, thereby committing a violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

As a result of this conviction, 9187‑3125 Québec Inc. will be listed on the Environmental Offenders Registry, which contains information on convictions against certain companies under federal environmental laws.

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