Plastique Royal inc. - conviction information for 2023-11-06

Corporation details
Corporation name: Plastique Royal inc.
Address: 2809, Etienne-Lenoir
City: Laval
Province/territory: Quebec
Postal code: G7R 6J4
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 415 - Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories merchant wholesalers
Case details
Location of offense: 2809, Etienne-Lenoir, Laval, Quebec
Case summary:
Plastique Royal inc. is a company involved in the sale of bodywork products such as masking, sanding, equipment and automotive paint. In April 2019, an Environmental Protection Compliance Order (EPCO) was issued. A follow-up inspection in January 2020 found that the EPCO had not been complied with, and that sales of products with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) concentration exceeding regulatory limits had continued after it was issued. In addition, there had been multiple sales of non-compliant products in previous years.
 
 
Charges:
272 (1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
272 (1)(h) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Enforcement notification: Plastique Royal inc. ordered to pay a fine of $600,000 after selling non-compliant automotive refinishing products
Conviction
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2023-11-06
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Failure to comply with an EPCO
Additional details about the nature of the offense:
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations 238 (1)
Sentencing
Date of sentencing: 2023-11-06
Location of sentencing: Laval (Quebec)
Sentence(s):
  • Fine
Amount of fine(s): $600,000
Sentencing details:
On November 6, 2023, before the Court of Québec in Laval, Plastique Royal inc. pleaded guilty to an offence under subsection 238 (1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 for failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order issued on April 17, 2019, thereby committing an offence punishable on summary conviction under paragraph 272 (1)(a) of the said Act.
 
On the same day, Plastique Royal inc. also pleaded guilty to an offence under subsection 3(2) of the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations, for having sold or offered for sale automotive refinishing products listed in column 1 of the schedules whose volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration exceeded the maximum concentration set out in column 2 of the schedule to the regulations, thereby committing an offence punishable on summary conviction under paragraph 272 (1)(h) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
 
Royal Plastic Inc. was ordered to pay fines totalling $600,000 ($300,000 per count), which will be paid to the Governement of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund. 
 
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