May 19, 2021 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM EST
Air Quality Regulations, and Today’s Challenges for Industry
Attend this webinar to learn about:
- Federal and provincial rules governing industrial air emissions and air quality reporting, what has changed, and how to avoid associated liability and nuisance issues.
- Practical approaches for achieving and maintaining your facility’s air quality compliance.
Hear from General Motors about their road to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions with the St. Catharines’ facility landfill gas cogeneration project. Learn how the project received its Renewable Energy Approval (REA) and updated the Air/Noise ECA.
Submit your air quality and regulation questions in advance, for discussion by the expert panelists.
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Environmental Risk and Liability Management
- Regulatory regime for air, noise, and odour emissions
- Environmental liability exposure
- Managing environmental liability
Air Quality Reporting – Programs and Changes
- ECA / EASRs – incoming standards and screening levels; new online reporting system
- Renewable Energy Approvals (REA)
- NPRI reporting – changes for 2020 reporting year
- Ontario Toxic Reduction Act – phase out continues
- GHG reporting – Ontario EPS accepted by Federal government
General Motors case study: Permitting the St Catharines’ facility landfill gas cogeneration project
- On the Road to Net-Zero GHG emissions
- Getting a Renewable Energy Approval (REA)
- Updating Air/Noise ECA
- Lessons learned
Top 10 Questions and Panel Discussion (Please submit any questions you would like answered when you register)
John Georgakopoulos, Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
John Georgakopoulos B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B., is a Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. John resolves complex environmental legal issues for clients, uniquely drawing on his technical knowledge as a former senior environmental scientist with Ontario’s environmental regulator. John has particular expertise advising property developers, REITs, industrial manufacturers, and municipalities about managing environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields and contaminated sites. John provides strategic advice to help protect clients against corporate and personal environmental liabilities including civil claims, regulatory orders, prosecutions and fines. John is called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta.
Joanna Vince, Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Joanna Vince, B.Sc. (Hons.), J.D., is a Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Joanna has significant expertise assisting clients with environmental approvals and permits for developments and industry. Joanna advises industry, conservation authorities, governments and crown corporations, Inuit groups, tribunals and land claims organizations on environmental law matters.
Joanna helps clients navigate the environmental regulatory process. She advises clients about compliance obligations and represents them in managing regulatory inspections and investigations. She has appeared before environmental tribunals and boards on behalf of clients to obtain, confirm or dispute environmental permits and approvals, including for wastewater treatment systems, noise and air emissions, and water permits.
Joanna advises on the environmental liabilities associated with contaminated lands and how to manage those liabilities for holding, redeveloping, buying and selling contaminated lands. Joanna is called to the Bars of Ontario, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
Sarah Pellatt, Senior Scientist, RWDI
Sarah is a supervisor in RWDI’s air quality modeling group, performing a range of oversight and quality assurance roles with scientists and engineers in Eastern Canada as they carry out emissions inventories and modeling projects. In addition to extensive experience with nuisance issues such as odor and fugitive dust, Sarah brings to her work deep knowledge of environmental regulations and reporting requirements. Clients across a range of sectors – including waste management, mining, industry and health care – have benefited from Sarah’s scientific and regulatory knowledge, as well as her ability to present complex air quality concepts in clear, practical terms.
Tammy Giroux, Manager, Government Relations, General Motors of Canada Company
Tammy Giroux has over 20 years with General Motors of Canada Company. In January 2012, she joined the Government Relations staff and has public policy responsibility for facility environmental issues, health and safety, climate change as well as sustainability.
Tammy’s passion for solving challenges and finding environmental opportunities has created opportunities to work with government partners or community stakeholders. This work has contributed to the construction of the St. Catharines cogeneration facility, the first multi-media environmental ECA and the rapid launch of medical mask production at the Oshawa manufacturing site. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Environmental Science from Queen’s University.
Deric Coolman, Environmental Leader, General Motors of Canada Company
Deric Coolman’s role as an Environmental Leader at the General Motors St. Catharines Propulsion Plant involves maintaining the overall environmental compliance of the manufacturing facility. Deric’s focus is on Air & Noise Compliance, auditing, environmental management systems, and tanks. A recent area of focus has been the implementation of REA requirements associated with the Landfill Gas to Energy Co-Generation Project.
Deric Holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Western University.
Kyla Rowntree, Business Development Coordinator, RWDI
An experienced business development professional, Kyla has been building and maintaining solid relationships with RWDI’s clients for more than 15 years. She is very passionate about the work RWDI does and she loves the technical aspect of our services. Kyla performs marketing and outreach activities throughout Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada, ensuring that RWDI’s expertise is represented through webinars, conferences and events. She also ensures productive and efficient engagement between our project management teams and clients by skillfully connecting clients with the people and tools that can help them answer their questions and advance their business goals. Clients and teammates alike benefit from Kyla’s outgoing personality and positive energy. Within RWDI, she is an avid volunteer with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility.