1B – Ontario’s New Excess Soils Regulations and Contaminated Sites

November 16

This popular one-day compliance “clinic” provides an essential update to enable consultants, governments, proponents, developers, municipalities, and environmental professionals to successfully navigate practical issues arising from the rules for excess soil, emerging contaminants, contaminated sites, risk assessment and liability.

Course Chair

Janet Bobechko, Partner, Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, WeirFoulds LLP

Guest Speakers
  • Ashkan Arefi, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.
  • Krista Barfoot, Ph.D., C.Chem., QPRA, Contaminated Sites Specialist
  • Pamela Castillo, Manager, Compliance and Service Delivery, Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority
  • Sanjay Coelho, Senior Policy Analyst, Land Use Policy, Environmental Policy Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • David Hopper, Senior Engineer, Manager – Site Assessment and Remediation, BluMetric
  • Denise Lacchin, Regional BD Lead, Ontario / Senior Environmental Engineer, WSP Golder
  • Taras (Terry) Obal, Chief Science Advisor, Environmental Laboratories and Specialty Services, Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  • Kerry-Anne Pumphrey, Senior Scientist, Blue Frog Environmental Consulting
  • Jeff Scorgie, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Andrea Wojtyniak, B.Sc., QPRA, Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.

April 26 – Course begins 9 AM

Excess soil management in Ontario: Be ready for January 1, 2023

Take a deep dive into the working details of the Regulation and what you need to know and discuss with clients as the “pause” comes to an end.

  • Key reminder of what happens on January 1, 2023
  • Update on potential changes
  • Lessons learned
  • “Rules for On-Site and Excess Soil Management”
  • Documents and tracking
  • Important changes to contract documents and supplementary conditions

Speakers: Janet Bobechko, Partner, Certified Specialist Environmental Law, WeirFoulds LLP; Sanjay Coelho, Senior Policy Analyst, Land Use Policy, Environmental Policy Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; Denise Lacchin, Regional BD Lead, Ontario / Senior Environmental Engineer WSP Golder; Jeff Scorgie, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP


Sampling and analysis for excess soils: The role of a laboratory

Applicability of Excess Soil standards: Understanding the Tables of Standards, parameters at or near the detection limits, single point vs statistical method compliance, and more.

Speaker: Taras (Terry) Obal,  Chief Science Advisor, Environmental Laboratories and Speciality Services, Bureau Veritas Laboratories


Excess soil and contaminated sites liability refresher
  • Liability refresher
  • Consultant exposure
  • Who is responsible for excess soil and contamination
  • Discovery and limitation periods

Speaker: Janet Bobechko, Partner, Certified Specialist Environmental Law, WeirFoulds LLP


Emerging contaminants – Evolving considerations for soil management
  • PFAS basics
  • Regulatory considerations and standards
  • Emerging concern for soil

Speakers: Krista Barfoot, Principal, Emerging Contaminants Program Lead, Stantec


Use of Risk Assessment (RA) to optimize development decisions and minimize excess soil
  • Risk assessment as a tool to support site development and reduce excess soils
  • Use of the Beneficial Reuse Assessment Tool (BRAT)
  • ŸBrownfield Risk Assessment & Due-Diligence Risk Assessment
  • Optimizing risk management measures
  • Emerging challenges

Speakers: Ashkan Arefi, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.; Andrea Wojtyniak, Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.


Learn how to use the Excess Soil Registry
  • Register your Project Area Notice, Reuse Site Notice, or Residential Development Soil Depot Notice
  • What fees are due and when – cost allocation
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Speaker: Pamela Castillo, Manager, Compliance and Service Delivery, Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority


Management, remediation and development of contaminated sites and dealing with Excess Soils: Open panel discussion on current issues

An expert panel led by Janet Bobechko. Featuring: David Hopper, Senior Engineer, Manager – Site Assessment and Remediation, BluMetric; Kerry-Anne Pumphrey, Senior Scientist, Blue Frog Environmental Consulting


Question and answer period

Course ends 4 PM

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EVENT SCHEDULE

8 AM: Registration opens

9 AM: Courses begin

12 PM: Lunch

4 PM: Courses finish