1B – Brownfields: Practical guidelines for remediation and compliance

Janet Bobechko

2017 Course Chair: Janet Bobechko, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Janet Bobechko is a senior partner with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. She is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a “repeatedly recommended” practitioner in Environmental Law in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Click here for full bio.

2017 Guest Speakers

Chris Lompart, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change | Dean Therrien, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change | Don Forbes, Metrolinx | J.P. Marini, TerraNova | Krista Barfoot, CH2M | Max Collett, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Glen Ferguson, Intrinsik Corp. | Terry Gayman, City of Guelph | Prasoon Adhikari, City of Guelph | Michael Lieberman, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

2017 Course Description

This one-day course provides the practical legal and technical background for registrants to successfully navigate the practicalities and new rules governing the remediation and development of contaminated sites.

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Begins at 9:00 AM
New excess soils regulation in Ontario and proposed new standards
Janet L. Bobechko, Norton Rose Fulbright | Chris Lompart and Dean Therrien, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

An overview of the current status of government policies and the regulations to come.

  • Ontario’s best management practices policy and framework
  • Guidance for the construction industry and others dealing with excess soil
  • Ontario’s new excess soils regulation
  • Enforcement of excess soil management laws

Implications of excess soil regulations on infrastructure
Don Forbes, Metrolinx | J.P Marini, TerraNova | Krista Barfoot, CH2M

A panel discussion about the key challenges facing developers and the construction industry in managing excess soil and what the coming regulations will mean for the industry.

Amendments to the brownfields legislation in Ontario
Janet L. Bobechko, Norton Rose Fulbright | Chris Lompart and Dean Therrien, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
Update on brownfields legislation in B.C.
Max Collett, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

  • Recent amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation, Environmental Management Act
  • Challenges facing re-development of brownfield sites in B.C.
  • Anticipated further regulatory amendments

New Modified Generic Risk Assessment (MGRA) – Changing requirements that affect outcomes and approvals
Glen Ferguson, Intrinsik Corp.

Modified Generic Risk Assessment (MGRA) Version 2 including new features on:

  • Risk management measures to prevent vapours from entering buildings;
  • Land use control measures to ensure drinking water safety
  • Additional risk management options for capping a site;
  • Health and safety and groundwater management plans;
  • Using the new risk assessment submission form;
  • Using soil vapour sampling to show that the site meets standards;
  • Using new ministry endorsed Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs)

Municipal issues – The City of Guelph’s innovative approach to brownfield development
Terry Gayman, P.Eng., Manager – Infrastructure, Development and Environmental Engineering
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City of Guelph | Prasoon Adhikari, M.Sc., P. Eng., PMP, QPESA , Environmental Engineer
 Engineering Services, City of Guelph

  • Learn about how the City of Guelph tackled development sites that did not require a Record of Site Condition (RSC)
  • Gain insights from the practical application of the policy

Planning and policy: Municipalities and brownfield development
Michael Lieberman, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Municipal responses to Ministry requirements
  • Impact on planning permissions
  • Risks for developers and municipalities

Presentation and wrap-up panel discussion: Top issues impacting the management and development of contaminated sites
Expert panel led by Janet Bobechko, Norton Rose Fulbright

A wide ranging discussion on the top issues facing the industry.

Q&A

Finishes at 5:00 PM

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