1A – Environmental Regulation & Compliance 2019
Preliminary Course Agenda
May 7, 2019
For more than 22 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 to help provide practical answers to the questions that most concern you.
Andrew Chachula, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP | Gordon Reusing, Principal, GHD | Julia Schatz, Bennett Jones LLP| TBD, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Course begins 9 AM
Overview of environmental regulation and compliance
Key sources of environmental law in Canada
Spills and discharges: Prohibitions, reporting, prevention and mitigation
The regulation of air, odour, noise and GHG emissions in Ontario
The protection of water – Sewage approvals; permits to take water, Clean Water Act, 2006, Fisheries Act & municipal by-laws
Environmental approvals and EASRs in Ontario
- Modernization of approvals
- What’s next?
Waste management, excess soil, and the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016
- What is waste?
- Practical tips for waste management
- Excess soil development
- Waste diversion
Enforcement activities and trends
- Administrative penalties, officer & director liability
- Inspections and investigations
Due diligence, emergency preparedness and response
- What to do if an incident occurs
Hot topics including key environmental cases
Questions & Answers
- Me, personally liable?
End of session
Course ends 5 PM
8 AM: Registration opens
9 AM: Courses begin
12 PM: Lunch
5 PM: Courses finish