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Chinook Fuels Ltd. Sentenced to Pay $60,000 for Offences under the Canadian EnvironmentalProtection Act, 1999
FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – October 24, 2013 – Chinook Fuels Ltd, of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was sentenced on Friday, October 18, to pay $60,000 in Alberta Provincial Court to the Environmental Damages Fund for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The company pleaded guilty to the transfer of petroleum products into unregistered tanks, failure to register tanks with Environment Canada, and failure to have tanks installed by a party approved to do so in the Province of Alberta.
Under the law, a person must not transfer petroleum products into storage tank systems on federally regulated land unless the systems display identification numbers issued by Environment Canada. This is designed to stop the delivery of fuel to unidentified tanks, thus compelling the owners to register their tanks with Environment Canada so that inspections can be conducted. Under this act, owners of storage tank systems that are in use must ensure that they have been identified to the Minister of Environment, display the identification number prior to operation, and are installed by an approved person or professional engineer.
Environment Canada enforcement personnel conduct inspections and investigations under a number of Acts and Regulations including the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. They help ensure that companies, governmental entities as well as their respective officials and the general public comply with legislation and regulations that protect Canada's environment.
The Environmental Damages Fund, which is administered by Environment Canada, was created in 1995 to provide a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders and voluntary payments for the repair of the actual harm done to the environme
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