Company & President Resolve Environmental Charges with EPAM

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After an investigation by Environment Canada officers into the illegal importation of approximately 120,000 kg of chlorodifluoromethane (HFCF-22), a gas used in the refrigeration industry, a company and its president were charged with four violations of the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998. To resolve the charges, they signed an Environmental Protection Alternative Measures Agreement (EPAM) in which they agreed to, among other things, forfeit the 5,315 cylinders of HCFC-22 seized (valued at more than $1 million) and to pay $4,500 to the Environmental Damages Fund [Gestion Alexis Dionne Inc. and Alexis Dionne, Fed. Govt. News Release, March 7, 2011].