First Nation, Store & Administrator Fined for Petroleum Violations

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After an inspection of a store to verify compliance with the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations, an environmental protection compliance order was issued. But the store, a First Nation and a band administrator failed to ensure full compliance with the regulations. They pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the order. The court fined the First Nation $100,000, the store $25,000 and the administrator $5,000. The fines will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund [Clearwater River Dene Nation, 101077233 Saskatchewan Ltd. (Clearwater Store) and Walter Hainault, Govt. News Release, Jan. 31, 2017].