News – Home Depot Of Canada Inc. Fined $4,000 For A Pesticide Violation – Ministry of the Environment

Home Depot Of Canada Inc. Fined $4,000 For A Pesticide Violation

 

 

SAULT STE MARIE – On January 26, 2012, Home Depot of Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to one violation under the Pesticides Act for failing to provide written notice, in an approved form, to the local fire department identifying all pesticides being stored at the Home Depot store. The Court heard the company operates a store in Sault Ste Marie and holds a limited vendor license allowing it to sell certain pesticide products. The Pesticides Act requires vendors to identify and report all pesticide products being stored. A ministry inspection found the company had not submitted this required report to the local fire department. The company was charged following an investigation by the ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch. The company was fined $4,000 plus a victim fine surcharge and given 45 days to pay the fine. For further information: Members of the media: Kate Jordan Communications Branch (416) 314-6666 Contact information for the general public: 416-325-4000 or 1-800-565-4923/ www.ontario.ca/environment

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