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

Preliminary 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.

Course Co-Chairs

Brad Bergeron, RWDI | John Georgakopoulos, Willms and 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

Life beyond cap and trade (legal/technical)
  • New federal backstop program
  • Provincial approach to GHGs
  • What’s next? Made-in-Ontario environmental plan

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

Cannabis production: Special air emissions challenges
  • Environmental laws applicable to cannabis production
  • Permitting and emissions control requirements (EASRs, ECAs, odour control)
  • For greenhouses and other production facilities

Industrial air emissions Q&A period

Course ends 5 PM

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