2B – Managing Industrial Air Emissions: Air, GHGs, Odour and Noise

Course Agenda

May 8, 2019
Course Description

This popular course is constantly being updated to deliver Canada’s most authoritative guide to complying with federal, provincial and municipal rules governing industrial air emissions and avoiding associated liability and nuisance issues resulting from emissions of noise, odour and dust.

New for 2019, a cannabis producer case study that provides many real-world examples of the do’s and don’ts associated with air, noise and odour emissions.

Course Co-Chairs

Brad Bergeron, RWDI | John Georgakopoulos, Willms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP


Rachel Skeoch, RWDI | Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Annik White, RWDI | (Invited), Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks | Kyle Hellewell, RWDI | Sarah Pellatt, RWDI | Christina Marciano, Sussex Strategy Group | Martin Vroegh, Ontario Centres of Excellence | Giselle Davidian, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Richard Butler, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Course begins 9 AM

Air, noise, and odour emissions: Managing environmental risks and liabilities (legal)
  • Overview of regulations governing industrial air emissions
  • Role and jurisdiction of federal and provincial governments, and indigenous groups
  • Strategies to manage environmental liabilities related to air, noise and odour emissions

Managing nuisance issues: Courts and tribunals
  • Case law updates: Lessons learned from recent cases – civil, prosecutions, and ERT
  • Dealing with land use, zoning issues and conflicts

Managing noise, odour and dust: Permitting and approvals
  • Noise nuisance permitting
  • Air quality nuisance aspects – odour and dust

Managing air emissions approvals in Ontario
  • EASRs: Lessons learned; planning for an audit
  • Making changes to approvals – Schedule 3
  • Approval update regarding eECAs
  • Air emissions standards and updated dispersion models

Reducing GHG emissions: Life beyond cap and trade
  • New federal backstop program
  • Provincial approach to GHGs
  • What’s next?

Federal carbon policy, and backstop pricing
  • An Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) for industrial facilities

Case Studies:  Cleantech is making a difference for low carbon economies

Case study: How cannabis producers are dealing with environmental challenges

Canada’s fledgling cannabis industry is providing many examples of the do’s and don’ts of responding to traditional challenges of improving community relations; dealing with neighbours’ complaints; and complying with odour and light emissions regulations and by-laws.

Industrial air emissions Question & answer period

Course ends 5 PM

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