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3C – Dealing with Environmental Emergencies and Spills

April 25 – Draft Course Agenda — Taking place in-person

Course Description

Environmental emergencies can result in a nightmare scenario for the unwary manager who must now consider risks associated with climate change in addition to dealing with more common spills, leaks and discharges that can prompt unwanted ministry investigations; fines and penalties; and damage community relations.

Attend this course to be sure of your responsibilities; implement measures to increase resiliency; avoid liability; and encourage proactive best practices.

Course Chair

Janet Bobechko, Partner, Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, WeirFoulds LLP

Guest speakers to-date
  • Luke Greco, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Mark Jasper, Technical Director – Emergency Management, Principal, GHD
  • Afeefa F. Karim-Nasir, Senior Manager, Spills Action Centre, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Nick Lymer, Supervisor, Spills Action Centre, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Shannon Marceau, Claybar Contracting
  • Gerry Parrot, P.Geo., QPESA, Founder, BlueFrog Environmental Consulting

April 25 – Course begins 9 AM

Natural disasters risk assessment: Modelling climate change-related risks and emergencies for industries and municipalities

Reporting to the Spills Action Centre (SAC) and other agencies

Complying with the new federal Environmental Emergencies (E2) Regulations: Regulatory and consulting perspectives

This presentation will offer a unique perspective on the Environmental Emergencies Regulations, 2019, from both the regulatory and consulting side. It will focus on E2 exercises (full-scales specifically coming up starting mid-2025), public notifications, and other regulatory requirements. It will also cover client examples and engaging local authorities.

  • Overview of the E2 Regulation
  • Common approaches to E2 Plan development using the ECCC guidelines
  • E2 exercises
  • Creating 5 year exercise plans to meet the E2 Regulations
  • Exercise Anatomy – How to plan, develop, facilitate, and evaluate meaningful exercises
  • Engaging local safety authorities
  • Public notification
  • Implementing and communicating your E2 Plan – Leveraging your investment in preparedness
  • Public Safety Authority (PSA) portal access/overview
  • Question period

Speakers: Luke Greco, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Mark Jasper, GHD

Emergency spill response in practice

Reporting spills, leaks and discharges: Compliance with regulatory requirements and cautionary tales

Case study: Responding to spills

Environmental insurance 

Question and answer period

Course ends 4:30 PM

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