October 24, 2005

Asphalt firm guilty of violating NB petroleum product storage, handling regs

FREDERICTON, NB-McAsphalt Industries, a Saint John area asphalt company, was fined $3,000 after pleading guilty to a charge of violating the petroleum product storage and handling regulation under New Brunswick's Clean Environment Act. In May 2005, the Department of the Environment and Local Government charged the company with the construction or installation of a petroleum product storage system with a capacity greater than 2,000 litres, which was performed by a business not authorized to perform such work. The company had applied to the department for approval to construct a new asphalt facility at its Bayside Drive location. During the approval review process, the department learned, and later confirmed, the petroleum storage tanks had already been installed at the site by an individual who was not permitted by the regulation to undertake such work. A second charge under the regulation was withdrawn.

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