1A – Environmental Regulation & Compliance 2019

Preliminary Course Agenda

May 7, 2019
Course Description

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.

Course Co-Chairs

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


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

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