Big Jack Enterprises to pay $17,000 and forfeit equipment for environmental violations

March 6, 2015 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Big Jack Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty on March 4, 2015, in Vancouver Provincial court to contravening the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999).

The violations were identified during inspections by Environment Canada enforcement officers in 2013, which led to the seizure of equipment, including sprayers, earth augers, water pumps and chainsaws.  

The company pleaded guilty and was ordered to forfeit the seized equipment, valued at roughly $15,000, and pay a fine of $17,000 for importing gas powered equipment that violated the provisions of the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offender’s Registry.

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