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February 25, 2021 | 1 PM – 3 PM EST

Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulation – What You Need to Know

Session Chair and Speaker

Janet Bobechko

Certified Specialist Environmental Law, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

    Guest Speakers

    Denise Lacchin

    Senior Environmental Engineer, Golder

      Carl Schroeder

      Senior Environmental Engineer, Golder

        Jeff Scorgie

        Senior Associate, WeirFoulds LLP

          Cost: $49+HST | Register

          Excess Soil Webinar Description

          Ontario’s new excess soil regulation came into force on January 1, 2021. Learn from our experienced panelists on what you need to know about the new regulations, how to deal with the implications, how to deal with contractual issues, and a discussion on the Top 10 Questions.

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          Webinar Agenda

          Overview of the Regulation

          • Combined technical and legal overview of the On-Site Excess Soil Regulation and the Soil Rules and Excess Soil Standards (updated to December 2020)
          • What is the intent of the Regulation and Rules document?
          • Who and what do they apply to?
          • Key concepts and terminology you need to know in order to navigate the new requirements.


          • What are the practical implications of the Regulation and Rules for:
            • Owners of sites (or “Project Areas”);
            • Contractors, haulers;
            • Consultants, Qualified Persons;
            • Receiving sites ( “reuse sites”) and others?

          Enforcement and Due Diligence

          • What aspects of the Regulation are in force now?
          • What due diligence should property owners be considering (including plans to sell or refinance properties in the future)?
          • What happens if you fail to comply with the Regulation?

          Contracts – What you need to know

          • What do owners, contractors and subcontractors need to consider for construction projects
          • Should you update your  procurement documents, specifications and other contract documents?

          Top 10 Questions (Please submit any questions you would like answered when you register)

          • The panelists will conclude with a question and answer period where they will engage with some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new Regulation, rules and their implications.

          Webinar Speakers

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

          Janet Bobechko is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law and a nationally recognized senior practitioner with extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law, specializing in environment, governance and compliance.
          Janet’s environmental law practice is focused on climate change and sustainability, Environment Social Governance (ESG), real estate and brownfield development and environmental dispute resolution. Janet can be reached at 416-947-5073 or

          Denise Lacchin, Senior Environmental Engineer, Golder

          Denise Lacchin is a Senior Environmental Engineer with over 28 years of experience providing brownfield redevelopment strategies and solutions in Ontario. She has successfully worked with clients assessing environmental impacts on numerous sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, inorganics and metals, chlorinated solvents and low-level radioactive waste and developing strategies for remediation that complements their redevelopment objectives. Her experience as a Qualified Person in Ontario and as an Environmental Professional for Site Assessment and Reclamation, includes developing soil management plans, implementing soil management best practices and tracking systems, and using risk-based approaches for large brownfield/infrastructure sites in accordance with Ontario Regulation 153/04 and now the new On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation 406/19.

          Carl Schroeder, Senior Environmental Engineer, Golder

          Carl Schroeder is a Senior Environmental Engineer with over 20 years of experience as an environmental consultant with Golder. Carl is a Qualified Person under Ontario Regulation 153/04 and has assisted numerous clients with Environmental Site Assessments and site remediation for general due diligence and in support of Record of Site Conditions in this role. As a generalist environmental engineer, over the course of his career Carl has undertaken or managed hundreds of environmental projects for large and small clients, including the provision of strategic, regulatory, and practical advice to clients on managing their environmental risk relating to property transactions, management of excess soil material, demolition, decommissioning and infrastructure (culvert) management.

          Jeff Scorgie, Senior Associate, WeirFoulds LLP

          Jeff Scorgie is an associate in the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds with a practice that focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on other “front end” aspects of construction projects. Jeff assists his clients in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and providing advice throughout the course of a project as disputes or issues arise. Jeff can be reached at 416-619-6288 or