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2C – Ontario’s Excess Soils Regulation and Contaminated Sites 2024

April 24 – Course agenda — Taking place in-person

Course Description

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to again amend O. Reg. 406/19: Excess Soil Regulation.

CANECT’s 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 to-date
  • Krista Barfoot Kinsie, Infrastructure Sector Leader, SLR Consulting
  • David Hopper, M.Eng., P.Eng., Senior Engineer, Manager – Site Assessment and Remediation, BluMetric Environmental
  • Paula Hutchison, P.Eng., Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Meggen Janes, P.Eng., Principal, Geosyntec Consultants and Executive Director of the Canadian Brownfields Network 
  • Reema Kureishy, Senior Policy Analyst, Land Use Policy, Environmental Policy Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Denise Lacchin, Senior Principal, Environmental Engineer / Regional BD Lead, Ontario, WSP Canada 
  • Jeff Scorgie, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Ben Sweet, Director – Environmental Technologies, QM Environmental
  • Kyle VanderMeer, P.Eng., PMP, Environmental Engineer, Engineering and Transportation Services, Development and Environmental Engineering, City of Guelph
  • Andrea Wojtyniak, B.Sc., QPRA, Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.

April 24 – Course begins 9 AM

Excess soil management in Ontario: Reality of implementation

Take a deep dive into the details of the regulation and how it is working in reality including:

  • Lessons learned
  • “Rules for On-Site and Excess Soil Management”
  • Documents and tracking
  • Municipal perspective
  • Compliance concerns
  • Important changes to contract documents and supplementary conditions

Speakers: Janet Bobechko, WeirFoulds LLP, Reema Kureishy, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Denise Lacchin, WSP Canada, Jeff Scorgie, WeirFoulds LLP, Kyle VanderMeer, City of Guelph

PFAS The Changing Regulatory Landscape and Stakeholder Implications
  • PFAS 101
  • Status of Regulation
  • Stakeholders and Implications
  • What’s Next?

Speakers: Krista Barfoot, SLR Consulting and Ben Sweet, QM Environmental

Explore the World of RSCs and RAs

Environmental site assessments are evolving with the non-standard delineation amendment, increased awareness of emerging contaminants such as PFAS, and consideration of excess soils. The conceptual site model is critical to risk assessment approval and for determining appropriate risk management measures. Quality risk assessment submissions improve the timeliness of review and path to approval. Effective risk management plans are appropriately conservative and flexible but fit for purpose.

Speakers: Andrea Wojtyniak, Meggen Janes, Paula Hutchison, Geosyntec Consultants

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, WeirFoulds LLP

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

An expert panel moderated by Janet Bobechko, WeirFoulds LLP and featuring David Hopper, BluMetric Environmental and Paula Hutchison, Geosyntec Consultants

Wrap-up and Closing Comments

Course ends 4 PM

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