2B – Managing Industrial Air Emissions

2018 Preliminary 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


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

Recent Federal Air Emissions Initiatives

  • Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR)
  • What you need to know about the new Boilers and Heaters (Part 1) Regulations
  • New Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for NO2 and SO2

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

New Cumulative Effects Assessment Policy in Air Approvals

What is being proposed and what it means for you.

Dealing with Nuisance Issues: Relevant Case Histories

  • Dealing with zoning issues
  • Nuisance in the courts
  • Dealing with noise, odour and dust complaints

Reducing CO2 and other GHG emissions: A primer

Overview of regulatory regime
  • Changes to Canada’s GHG Reporting Program
  • GHG scope 1,2,3
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

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and Funding your Carbon Reductions

  • What it means for industries and municipalities
  • Accessing Green Ontario funds
  • $100 million to support municipalities in fighting climate change
  • $100 million to help businesses adopt low-carbon technology

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