2B – Managing Industrial Air Emissions


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, Willlms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Guest Speakers

Rachel Skeoch, RWDI | Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Mia Batchelor, Environment and Climate Change Canada | Robert Woon, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Annik White, RWDI |Matthew Costigane, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change | Peter VanDelden, RWDI | Richard Lalonde, CRH Canada Group | Marc Deslauriers, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Course begins 9 AM

The Law: Managing Air Emissions Risks and Liabilities
  • Overview of regulations governing industrial air emissions
  • Role and jurisdiction of federal and provincial governments
  • Strategies to manage environmental liabilities related to air emissions
  • Case law updates: lessons learned from recent cases

John Georgakopoulos and Robert Woon, Willlms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP


Recent Federal Air Emissions Activities
  • Overview and updates on recent federal actions to address air pollution, including under the Air Quality Management System
  • Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR)
    • Overview of Boilers and Heaters (Part 1)
    • MSAPR boilers and heaters reporting
  • New Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for NO2 and SO2

Mia Batchelor and Marc Deslauriers, Environment and Climate Change Canada


Ontario Regulation 419/05 – How it works

Air Emissions Standards:

  • Alternate standards: Site-specific, sector-based
  • New provincial standards for SO2; etc.

Air Emissions Approvals:

  • Types of Approvals – ECAs and EASRs, and types of exemption
  • Making changes to approvals

The New Updated Air Dispersion Models

  • What the changes mean for managing your ECA

Using MOECC’s Online System for Managing Approvals

Matthew Costigane, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, with Rachel Skeoch and Brad Bergeron, RWDI


New Cumulative Effects Assessment policy in air approvals
  • What is being proposed and what it means for you

John Georgakopoulos, Willlms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP


Dealing with Nuisance Issues: Relevant Case Histories
  • Dealing with zoning issues
  • Nuisance in the courts
  • Dealing with noise, odour and dust complaints

Jacquelyn Stevens, Willlms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP, with Rachel Skeoch and Peter VanDelden, RWDI


Reducing CO2 and other GHG emissions: A primer

Overview of regulatory regime

  • Changes to Canada’s GHG Reporting Program
  • GHG scope 1,2,3

Annik White, RWDI

Overview of cap and trade carbon market mechanism

  • Carbon pricing and federal GHG reduction initiatives
  • Carbon markets Ontario, Quebec, California under the Western Climate Initiative (WCI)
  • Voluntary participation and entry points

Joanna Vince, Willlms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP


Cap and Trade: An Industry Perspective

Richard Lalonde, CRH Canada Group


Q&A Period

Course ends 5 PM

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