1A – Environmental regulation & compliance 2018

2018 Preliminary Course Description

For more than 21 years, this course has provided Canada’s leading update and overview on environmental compliance for both seasoned environmental professionals and those new to environmental responsibilities. Let our team guide you through the essential, need-to-know changes to the regulatory regime that have occurred. Rely on our approachable expert panel, consistently ranked Level One by Chambers, to help provide practical answers to the questions that most concern you.

Course Co-Chairs

Len Griffiths, Bennett Jones LLP | Sarah Gilbert, Bennett Jones LLP

9:00 AM

Introduction to Environmental Regulation and Compliance

Key Sources of Environmental Law in Canada

Spills and Discharges: Prohibitions, Reporting, Prevention & Mitigation

Air Emissions in Ontario

  • Practical Issues relating to compliance with Air Standards, Noise & Odour
  • Implications of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016

Water – Permits to Take Water, Clean Water Act, 2006, Fisheries Act and Municipal By-Laws

Environmental Approvals and EASRs in Ontario

Waste Management, Excess Soil and the new Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016

Federal Environmental Regulatory Framework – CEPA, 1999, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992


Trends, Penalties, Administrative Penalties, Officer & Director Liability, Inspections and Investigations.
Due Diligence, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Hot Topics and Key Environmental Cases (including Contaminated Property)

Questions From You!

4:30 PM

End of session

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