1A – Environmental regulation & compliance 2018


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

Guest Speakers

Venetia Whiting, Bennett Jones LLP | Gordon Reusing, GHD | Blair Rohaly, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change | Julia Schatz, Bennett Jones LLP

Course begins 9 AM

Introduction to Environmental Regulation and Compliance

Len Griffiths, Bennett Jones LLP


Key Sources of Environmental Law in Canada

Venetia Whiting, Bennett Jones LLP


Spills and Discharges: Prohibitions, Reporting, Prevention & Mitigation

Sarah Gilbert, Bennett Jones LLP


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

Gordon Reusing, GHD


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

Sarah Gilbert, Bennett Jones LLP


Environmental Approvals and EASRs in Ontario

Blair Rohaly, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


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

Len Griffiths, Bennett Jones LLP and Venetia Whiting, Bennett Jones LLP


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

Sarah Gilbert, Bennett Jones LLP


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

Julia Schatz, Bennett Jones LLP and Len Griffiths, Bennett Jones LLP


Hot Topics and Key Environmental Cases (including Contaminated Property)

All presenters


Question & Answer Period

End of session

Course ends 5 PM

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