2B-Air, NOD and GHGs: Emissions Regulation & Compliance

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2017 Course Co-Chair: John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

John Georgakopoulos is an environmental lawyer and partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP where he advises clients on environmental compliance and due diligence, defends environmental prosecutions and litigates environmental claims. John serves on the Board of Directors for the Air & Waste Management Association (Ontario Section). Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a senior environmental scientist with the MOECC. Click here for full bio.

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2017 Course Co-Chair: Brad Bergeron, RWDI

Brad Bergeron, A.Sc.T., is a Senior Project Manager and Principal at RWDI. Brad joined RWDI in 1998. Since then, he has coordinated and managed numerous projects related to ambient and indoor air quality, source testing/CEM instrumentation, Environmental Compliance Approval applications, environmental noise and vibration, odour testing & evaluation, and environmental assessments. Click here for full bio.

2017 Course Description

Now in its 18th year, this popular annual course delivers Canada’s most authoritative guide to complying with federal, provincial and municipal rules governing air, noise, odour and GHG emissions.

2017 Guest Speakers

Aaron Haniff, RWDI | Sarah Pellatt, RWDI | Peter Rehbein, RWDI | Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Annik White, RWDI | Blair Rohaly, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change | Mia Batchelor, Environment and Climate Change | Ian Howcroft, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) | Damir Naden, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. | Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

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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.

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