The upshot of Hamilton Beach is that Ontario Environmental Protection Act, section 18 no-fault Orders requiring off-site environmental investigation are permitted even where the Orderee did not have any association with the polluting activity aside from the Orderee’s current or former ownership and/or occupation of the contaminated source property.
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n January 1, 2019, significant amendments to Alberta’s Remediation Certificate Regulation came into force.
Claims for indirect expropriation may arise through environmental regulatory regimes.
With the release of the Made-in- Ontario Environment Plan on November 29, 2018, it appears that Excess Soil Regulation will be enacted in some form in the not-to-distant future.
by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics The unintentional release of toxic chemicals can pose a wide range of physical, health and environmental hazards. And when it comes to the storage, handling or transport of hazardous materials (HazMat), safety is paramount. The US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) defines HazMat as any substance that is potentially harmful to […]
by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics While regulations exist to guide HazMat training requirements for first responders, the reality is that many personnel still don’t consider themselves to be adequately skilled in the use of their equipment. Sometimes it’s because there simply isn’t enough time to carry out regular and structured training programmes. Sometimes this lack of preparedness […]
by Julie Vanneman, Director, Cohen & Grigsby What happens when one company acquires the assets of another, then—many years later—receives a demand to participate in the clean-up of a contaminated site based on the acquired company’s long-ago shipment of materials to the site? As a general rule, the buyer of assets in an asset acquisition […]
by Paul Manning, Manning Environmental Law Environment and Climate Change Canada, along with Health Canada, published the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 17, 2018. These new regulations apply to any person who manufactures, imports, sells or uses asbestos or products containing asbestos. The regulations prohibit the […]
This report examines innovative approaches to financing the cleanup and regeneration of contaminated soil.
As reported by the CBC, the City of Hamilton recently paid $1.75 million for a brownfield site that once sold for $2. The property, located at 350 Wenworth Street North, sold for $2 a decade ago and then for $266,000 two years ago. In the property was purchased in 2013 for $266,000, hundreds of barrels […]
- Industrial Absorbents Market to Exceed $4.7 Billion by 2023February 6, 2019 - 11:22 am
- Canada’s draft 2019–2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy: Impacts on Clean Technology and Brownfield DevelopmentJanuary 4, 2019 - 4:10 pm
- Technology Simultaneously Measures 71 Elements in WaterDecember 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm
- United States: Successor Liability for Environmental LiabilitiesDecember 12, 2018 - 9:55 am
- Environmental Convictions & Contaminated Property: Ontario Summary for 2018November 21, 2018 - 5:18 pm
- Financing Soil Remediation: Exploring the use of financing instruments to blend public and private capitalNovember 21, 2018 - 2:44 pm