The Ontario Ground Water Association [ SUMMER 2017 ] Page 29 excavation area, discharged it into a municipal storm sewer that drains into Whiting Creek and impaired the water in the creek. Following a complaint from a member of the public, the matter was referred to the Ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation, the defendant was charged and convicted in court. On June 15, 2017, J-AAR Excavating Limited was convicted of one offence, was fined $50,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $12,500 and was given 60 days to pay the fine. Recycling Company fined $67,500 for Failing to Comply with a Ministry Approval and Order - June 15, 2017 Windsor - 2003908 Ontario Inc., operating as o/a Recycle City pleaded guilty to seven offences and was fined $67,500 for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a ministry approval and failing to comply with a ministry Order, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). 2003908 Ontario Inc. owned/operated a waste disposal site under ministry approval, at a property located on Tecumseh Road W. in Windsor. Under the ministry approval, the company waspermittedtoacceptalltypesofindustrial, commercial, demolition, household, tires and electronic waste, but it was not permitted to accept hazardous waste. Between June and September, 2015, the ministry attended the site on twelve occasions and observed a number of violations of the ministry approval relative to waste volume exceedances, outdoor waste storage time-limits, and hazardous waste storage. On June 29, 2015, a ministry Order was issued to the company, containing eleven items to be complied with. The company failed to meet some of the requirements including submitting an annual report along with other reports, providing waste shipment refusal documentation and a Spill Contingency and Emergency Response Plan. Subsequently, the matter was referred to the Ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation, the defendants were charged. On June 15, 2017, 2003908 Ontario Inc o/a Recycle City was convicted of seven offences and was fined $67,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of $16,875 and was given two years to pay. Fuel Company Fined $40,000 for Environmental Protection Act (EPA) Violations - June 14, 2017 Windsor - Sterling Fuels Limited pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $40,000 fordischargingacontaminant,namelyBunker “C’ Oil, into the natural environment that may have caused an adverse effect, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). Sterling Fuels operates from a leased facility on Russell St. in Windsor. The lease holder of the property is the Windsor Port Authority. Sterling is in the business of providing lubricating and hydraulic oils, greases, fuels, and fluids to industrial, farming, and contracting clients. On October 5, 2014, the Harbour Master was contacted by an employee of Sterling regarding a spill of Bunker “C” Oil from one of the discharge lines located along Russell Street. The oil had spilled onto the public right of way. The Harbour Master contacted the ministry to notify them of the spill. On October 6, 2014, an environmental clean-up company attended Sterling with a vacuum truck and removed approximately 900 litres of water and oil from the site. Subsequently, the matter was referred to the Ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation, the defendant was charged. On June 14, 2017, Sterling Fuels Limited was convicted of one offence, was fined $40,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $10,000 and was given six months to pay the fine. Cheese Manufacturer fined $13,000 for Ontario Water Resource Act Violations - June 2, 2017 Barrie-SilaniSweetCheeseLimitedpleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $13,000 for failing to ensure that every Operator holds a license applicable to that type of wastewater treatment facility, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Silani Sweet Cheese Limited is a registered corporation which operates a cheese manufacturing facility in Bradford, West Gwilliimbury. Wastewater generated at the site from the cheese manufacturing process is treated on-site in an industrial wastewater treatment facility. On February 25, 2015, ministry staff conducted a proactive inspection of the facility and identified that two Silani employees who are not Licensed Operators, conducted inspections, recorded readings and made adjustments to the facility during times when the Licensed Operator was not present on-site. Subsequently,thematterwasreferredtothe ministry’s Investigation and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation, the defendant was charged. On June 2, 2017, Silani Sweet Cheese Limited was convicted of one offence, was fined $13,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $3,250 and was given twelve months to pay the fine. Golf Course fined $8,000 for Failing to cleanup an illegal waste site - May 17, 2017 Sault Ste. Marie - Crimson Ridge Golf Inc. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $8,000 for failing to comply with a ministry order requiring it to remediate an improper waste disposal site set up without a ministry approval, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). Crimson Ridge Golf Inc. (the company) operates a golf course and clubhouse in Sault Ste. Marie. Regular maintenance of the golf course results in the production of waste. On June 16, 2014, ministry staff inspected the golf course following an anonymous complaint of a waste site having been established. The inspection confirmed the existence of an excavated pit and the accumulation of mixed wastes including old pails, tires, cardboard, plastic and an empty pesticide container containing residue of restricted pesticide products. A ministry order was issued requiring the waste to be removed by July 31, 2014. The company failed to comply with the order. Subsequently,thematterwasreferredtothe ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation charges were laid. On May 17, 2017, Crimson Ridge Golf Inc. was convicted of one offence, was fined $8,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $2,000 and was given twenty-four months to pay the fine.