General Contractor fined $1,000 for Environmental Proteciton Act Violation
Convicted - James Edward Hanian
Court Location – Belleville Court
Description of Offence – The conviction relates to depositing or permitting the deposit of waste on a site that is not a ministry approved waste disposal site.
Date of Offence – November 29, 2017
Date of Conviction – October 1, 2019
Penalty Imposed – James Edward Hanianwas convicted on one violation under the Environmental Protection Act and was fined $1,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $250 with 12 months to pay.
- In July 2017, James Edward Hanian was working for a contractor to perform various services related to pavement marking removal on an airstrip at a Canadian Forces Base in Trenton. The alleged violation occurred at a nearby commercial property on HamiltonRoad in QuinteWest.
- To comply with the Environment Protection Act it was arranged that the wastewater generated by the work be disposed of at a drain inside an onsite fire hall. The drain is connected to an appropriate treatment facility, and the industrial waste/sludge created by the work was to be placed in bins for removal by a certified waste disposal company.
- On November 29, 2017, a local commercial property owner observed a vehicle depositing wastewater onto the property. The owner approached the driver who identified himself as Mr. Hanian.
- On December 4, 2017, the ministry received a report which detailed the illegal dumping of industrial waste. As a result, ministry staff attended the site and determined that wastewater and sludge found on the commercial property was a result of the discharge from Mr. Hanian’s vehicle.
- A ministry order was issued, and the site was subsequently remediated.
- An investigation resulted in one charge being laid resulting in one conviction.