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January 10, 2005
C of A violations lead to $25K in fines for SEJJ Environmental
SCARBOROUGH, ONT-Fines totalling $25,000, plus victim fine surcharges, were levied against SEJJ Environmental Solutions after the firm pleaded guilty to violating terms of its certificate of approval (C of A) and failing to comply with a provincial officer order. A C of A containing a number of terms and conditions authorizes the company to transfer and process solid non-hazardous municipal waste at its site on Toryork Drive in Toronto. Ministry of Environment (MOE) staff conducting an inspection of the site between January and November 2002 found that the company had failed to construct a processing building for outdoor storage or processing of waste and had failed to provide required financial assurances to the ministry. The company was charged for these two violations under section 186(3) of the Environmental Protection Act. In addition, SEJJ was issued a provincial officer order on January 28, 2002 requiring the removal of waste from the site by February 28, 2002; the company failed to comply with the requirements of the order and was charged under section 186(2) of the Act. SEJJ was fined a total of $15,000 for the two section 186(3) offences and $10,000 for the section 186(2) offence.