Compliance

Under provincial Manitoba Regulation 103/94, MOPIA administers the Manitoba ODS management program. Enforcement of the Regulation is by Environment Officers of Manitoba Sustainable Development.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/ece/contact.html

www.ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default.asp?lang=En&n=8F711F37-1

Branch Contact Information

Winnipeg
1007 Century Street Winnipeg Manitoba R3H 0W4 fax: (204) 948-2338
Director Don Labossiere (204) 945-7005
Administrative Assistant Helma Martin (204) 945-0675
Provincial Manager Donna Smiley (204) 945-7072
Emergency Response Coordinator Scott Davies (204) 792-1441
Emergency Response Program Specialist Bert Krawchuk (204) 945-7044
EMS Coordinator Claudette Mardero (204) 945-5803
Enforcement Coordinator Vacant (204) 945-7061

Winnipeg
1007 Century Street Winnipeg Manitoba R3H 0W4 fax: (204) 948-3833
Regional Supervisor Yvonne Hawryliuk (204) 945-5305
District Supervisor Geoffrey Stephens (204) 945-7043
Environment Officer Kim Fedick (204) 945-0992
Environment Officer Marguerite Reimer (204) 945-7016
Environment Officer Julie Froese (204) 945-7104
Environment Officer Krista Olafsson (204) 470-8285
Environment Officer Sonja Bridges (204) 918-4271
Environment Officer Alvin Dyck (204) 470-7548
Environment Officer Nada Sureshkumar (204) 945-8214

Selkirk
Lower Level, 446 Main St., Selkirk MB R1A 1V7 fax: (204) 785-5024
Regional Supervisor  Mike Baert (204) 785-5021
Environment Officer Katie Martin (204) 485-6797
Environment Officer Allan Cyrenne (204) 485-6410
Environment Officer Edwin Yazon (204) 785-5023
Environment Officer Kris Innes (204) 485-5643
Environment Officer Kurt Dorward (204) 785-0296

Gimli
75-7th Avenue, Box 6000, Gimli MB R0C 1B0 fax: (204) 642-6108
Environment Officer Kim Kmet (204) 641-4091

Portage La Prairie
309-25 Tupper St. N., Portage La Prairie MB  R1N 3K1 fax: (204) 239-3215
Regional Supervisor  Tyler Kneeshaw (204) 239-3608
Environment Officer Dupe Ige (204) 239-3984
Environment Officer Jay Rackham (204) 239-3868

Eastern Region
Box 4000, Lac du Bonnet MB R0E 1A0 fax: (204) 345-1415
Regional Supervisor  Diane Oertel (204) 345-1486
Environment Officer Heidi Kroeger (204) 345-1490
Environment Officer Neil Rentz (204) 345-1488

Steinbach
Unit B – 284 Reimer Avenue, Steinbach MB R5G 0R5 fax:(204) 326-2472
District Supervisor Larry Markwart (204) 392-3227
Environment Officer Curt Bueckert (204) 371-0889
Environment Officer Nino Novelas (204) 392-4487

Ste. Anne (French Language Service Center)
Unit A 30 Dawson Rd. Ste. Anne R5H 1B5 fax:(204) 422-7032
Environment Officer Justin Paillé (204) 392-4020
Environment Officer David Vielfaure (204) 392-4009

Western Region
Dauphin Box 10, 27-2nd Ave. SW, Dauphin MB R7N 3E5 fax: (204) 638-8626
Provincial Manager Tim Prawdzik (204) 622-2123
Administrative Assistant Tammy Wruth (204) 622-2030
District Supervisor Nicole Lavallee (204) 622-2125
Environment Officer David Yunker (204) 622-2134
Environment Officer Kayla Hagenson (204) 622-2316

Brandon
Box 13, 1129 Queens Ave., Brandon MB R7A 1L9 fax:(204) 726-6567
Regional Supervisor Peter Crocker (204) 726-6565
Environment Officer Kristy Forrestall (204) 726-6974
Environment Officer Paul Fagan (204) 761-7964
Environment Officer Rena Nayar (204) 726-6566

Northeastern Region
Thompson Box 32, 59 Elizabeth Drive, Thompson MB R8N 1X4 fax: (204) 677-6888
Regional Supervisor Jeff Fountain (204) 677-6703
Environment Officer Vacant (204) 677-6857

Northwest Region
The Pas Box 2550, 3rd St. & Ross Ave., The Pas MB R9A 1M4 fax:(204) 948-2338
Regional Supervisor Cristal Huculak (204) 627-8248
Environment Officer Dylan Funk 204-627-8499

Environmental Approvals Branch

123 Main Street, Ste. 160
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1A5
Ph: (204) 945-8321
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/eal/contact.html

Emergency Response

24 Hour Emergency Response Line
Ph: 1-855-944-4888
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/envprograms/env-emresp/index.html

 

 

 

See some past enforcement actions:

www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-enforcement/notifications.html

 

 

Dry cleaner in British Columbia fined $10K for violations to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Kamloops, British Columbia – November 30, 2017 – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canadians value clean air and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect our environment through the enforcement of our federal environmental laws.

On October 23, 2017, Lorick Ventures Inc., under the name McCleaners, was fined $10,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty to two counts of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

In December 2015, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers inspected the site. The inspection revealed an open container and a 15-gallon drum, which contained a tetrachloroethylene residue, and the absence of a secondary containment system—violations to the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations.

As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry, and the penalty will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

Quick facts

  • Tetrachloroethylene, also known as PERC, enters the environment through the atmosphere, where it can damage plants and find its way into groundwater.
  • The Environmental Offenders Registry contains information on convictions of corporations having committed offences under certain federal environmental laws.
  • The Environmental Damages Fund is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Created in 1995, it provides a way to direct funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to projects that will benefit our natural environment.

Industrial-supply company pleads guilty to contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998

September 13, 2017 – Kitchener, Ontario

Canadians value a safe and a clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers work hard every day to make sure individuals and companies are following Canadian environmental laws.

On September 7, 2017, Fastenal Canada Ltd., of Kitchener, Ontario, was fined $265,000 after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to two counts of contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers investigated Fastenal Canada Ltd., revealing that, from November 2012 to January 2015, the company imported and sold aerosol products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons–a regulated ozone-depleting substance.

As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has created a free subscription service to help Canadians stay current with what the Government of Canada is doing to protect our natural environment.

Quick facts

  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons are mainly used for foam blowing, refrigeration and air conditioning, solvent cleaning, aerosols, and fire protection.
  • Ozone depletion is the term commonly used to describe the thinning of the Earth’s ozone layer, which acts as a natural filter absorbing most of the Sun’s ultraviolet rays.
  • The Environmental Damages Fund is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Created in 1995, it provides a way to direct funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to projects that will benefit our natural environment.

Associated links

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada

The Code of Practice for the elimination of fluorocarbon emissions is a guideline for best practices. Some provinces legislation dictates it is the moral to follow.

  Code Practice 2015 EC

 

 

Contacts

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)

 

Edmonton company fined $500,000 for environmental violation

December 13, 2016 – Edmonton, Alberta – Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Canadians value clean air and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect our environment through the enforcement of our federal environmental laws.

On December 12, 2016, Acklands-Grainger Inc. pleaded guilty, in the Provincial Court of Alberta, for contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The company was fined $500,000, an amount which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF).

Acting on information uncovered by the Intelligence Division within ECCC’s Environmental Enforcement Directorate, enforcement officers conducted an investigation into Acklands-Grainger Inc.’s sale of aerosol products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a prohibited ozone-depleting substance. The investigation determined that between, 2012 and 2014, the company sold HV Switchgear Lubricant and Sprayon EL2204, which contained the prohibited HCFC-225.

Along with the CRC fine of $250,000. for a similar offence a big two weeks for Environment Canada and the Ozone Act.

 

 

See our Purchasing Bulletin on who can purchase regulated products.

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