Distributions Limotrique inc - conviction information for 2018-04-20

Corporation details
Corporation name: Distributions Limotrique inc
Address: 6355 Saint-Elie road
City: Sherbrooke
Province/territory: Quebec
Postal code: J1R 0P6
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 238 - Specialty trade contractors
Case details
Location of offense: 175 Oleg-Stanek street, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Case summary:

Distributions Limotrique Inc. is a wholesaler of electrical products (high and medium voltage power, control and safety devices), insulating blankets and conductor covers.

In 2015, an inspection of Distributions Limotrique Inc. was conducted to verify compliance with the PCB Regulations. Following the inspection, an investigation was opened, and charges were laid in April 2017.

On April 20, 2018, Distributions Limotrique Inc. pleaded guilty to three charges for

·Releasing PCBs into the environment in a concentration greater than 50 mg/kg

·Processing PCBs or a product containing PCBs in a concentration greater than 50 mg/kg; and

·Failing to store PCBs at a PCB storage site and to send the PCBs for destruction.

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Enforcement notification: Distributions Limotrique Inc. fined $52,500 for violating PCB Regulations
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2018-04-20
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Other
Additional details about the nature of the offense: Not available
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) PCB Regulations 272(1)h), 272.1(1)f), 19(1), 5a), 5b), 6c)
Date of sentencing: 2018-04-20
Location of sentencing: Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $52,500
Sentencing details:

On April 20, 2018, Distributions Limotrique Inc. pleaded guilty before the Court of Quebec to three counts for violations of the PCB Regulations and was ordered to pay a fine of $52,500.

The amount of the fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF), administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

In addition, the court ordered Distributions Limotrique Inc. to

·Within one year, develop policies and procedures aimed at guaranteeing appropriate management of PCBs and other regulated toxic substances;

·Within one year, develop and implement a training program for employees who handle these substances; and

·Refrain from importing or exporting electrical equipment (new or used) if they fail to comply with current legal and regulatory requirements.

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