Gateway Gazette

Environmental Charges Laid Against Company, Owner

The Alberta government has laid charges against a Manning company and its owner for failing to comply with provincial pesticide regulations and provincial environmental legislation.

Incident details

Six charges against Air Ag North Ltd. and five charges against Randal Seaholm are the result of an incident that took place between August 24 and August 25, 2012, and the resultant outcomes.

The charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act include:

  • Applying a pesticide without a valid pesticide service registration contrary to sections 61 and 227 (j) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act:
  • Knowingly applying a pesticide without a valid pesticide service registration contrary to sections 60 and 227 (j) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act:
  • Failure to report release of a substance into the environment contrary to section 110 of the EnvironmentalProtection and Enhancement Act.

The first court appearance is set for July 2, 2015, in Falher Provincial Court.

Alberta Environment and Parks focuses on education, prevention and enforcement to ensure all Albertans continue to enjoy a clean and healthy environment. When individuals or companies fail to comply with legislation, Environment and Parks has a range of options, depending on the offence, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

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