Canadian company fined after pleading guilty to violations of air pollution thresholds
October 12, 2017, – Vancouver, British Columbia – Environment and Climate Change Canada
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LR Projects Inc. was sentenced after pleading guilty on September 29, 2017, in Vancouver Provincial Court for contravening the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations part of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The company was ordered to pay a fine of $20,000, which will go to the Environmental Damages Fund.
In September 2013, Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers inspected engines imported by LR Projects Inc. from China. During the investigation, officers looked at a diesel generator and water pump to see if they were compliant with emission standards. Emissions tests showed that the engines did not meet standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC).
As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offender’s Registry.
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