Morning agenda: Begins at 8:15 AM
Canadian air emissions legislation: Risks and liabilities
John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
- Regulating air, noise, odour, and GHG emissions overview
- Managing environmental liabilities – Air emissions
- Case law updates
- Strategies to manage liability
Air approval modernization
Blair Rohaly, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
- Amendments to the list of sources exempt from requiring approval
- The new EASR process and how it applies
Ontario Regulation 419/05 – How it works
Brad Bergeron and Peter Rehbein, RWDI
- Phase-in dates
- Alternate standards: Site-specific, sector-based
- Types of Environmental Compliance Approvals
- Updated air dispersion models – What they mean for your ECA
- Summary of key upcoming proposed changes
Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations – Overview of Boilers and Heaters (Part 1)
Mia Batchelor, Environment and Climate Change Canada
- High level overview of Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR)
- Overview of Part 1 – Boilers and Heaters, covering areas such as:
- Is my boiler or heater subject to MSAPR?
- How do I categorize my boiler or heater based on its type, class and size?
- What are my emission requirements? Reporting and testing requirements?
- What are my record-keeping requirements?
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
Legal aspects of nuisance
Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
- What is nuisance? Regulatory and Common Law
- Case law updates
Air quality nuisance aspects – Odour and dust
Sarah Pellatt, RWDI
- Complaints and how they play into the ECA Process (or not)
- Best management plans
Noise nuisance aspects
Aaron Haniff, RWDI
- Changes to primary and secondary noise screening
- NPC-300 impacts for industry
- Noise abatement plans and mitigation measures
Regulating GHGs: Overview and implications
Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
- Federal GHG reduction regulatory initiatives – overview
- Impacts of the new national carbon price
- Provincial initiatives
Complying with cap-and-trade – Quantification, reporting, verification
Annik White, RWDI
- What should you do? What must you do?
- Reporting and verification: Changes to protocols; emission profiles
- Planning for costs and benefits – Preparation is key
- Compliance strategies: Reducing emissions, purchasing allowances and offsets
Ontario SMART Green Program: Access to funding for Ontario manufacturers with projects that will lead to GHG reduction
Ian Howcroft, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) – Ontario
Incentives for energy management initiatives
Damir Naden, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Energy management best practice take-aways
Finishes at 5:00 p.m.