The Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 (the final regulations) were recently published in the Canada Gazette. They come into force on August 24, 2019, and until then, the Environmental Emergency Regulations (first published in 2003) are in force.
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Alberta Environment and Parks and Alberta Health Services have issued new orders to protect residents living near a former creosote treatment plant in northeast Edmonton.
by Max Collett, Norton Rose Fulbright The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in British Columbia intends to bring forward legislation to better regulate excess soil relocation, including waste soils, and reduce deposit of soils in landfills. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has for years been aware that certain participants in […]
Written by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics When you are required to conduct wide area emergency preparedness training – be it in the setting of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) school, a dedicated military center or an industrial facility – the ongoing challenge for any CBRNe instructor is to be able to create […]
Written by Laura M. Gill, Stephanie Clark, and Justin Duguay, Bennett Jones LLP On February 6, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) released its first ever decision on section 218 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), which may extend limitation periods applicable to environmental contamination claims. By a unanimous decision in Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP […]
Written by John A. McKinney Jr., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Are you in a case where an on-site and off-site groundwater plume of dry-cleaning solution (perchloroethylene or PCE) or other hazardous substance is intersected by sewers through which the used and disposed solution flowed? If so, the case of Mission Linen Supply v. City of […]
Two recent cases illustrate the potential scope of, and the potential limitations on, injunctive relief in RCRA citizen suits.
by Joanna Dawson, McMillan LLP On December 13, 2018, Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, otherwise known as the Budget Implementation Act was given royal assent. This Bill, which was first introduced on October 29, 2018, predominantly pertains to amendments of budget-related […]
A Purdue University team, led by Joe Sinfield, an associate professor in Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and involving former Purdue researcher Chike Monwuba, has developed a new method to detect the presence of these hazardous solvents in water and soil. The method offers the potential to enhance monitoring operations and improve the efficiency of remediation […]
by Mark Winfield and Bruce Campbell, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada The recent runaway CP Rail train in the Rocky Mountains near Field, B.C., highlighted ongoing gaps in Canada’s railway safety regime, more than five years after the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 residents of the small Québec town. The British Columbia crash resulted in the […]
- Hazardous industry leaders give insight on the keys to operational excellenceMarch 28, 2019 - 9:49 am
- Ontario: Trucking Company Fined $250,000 over hazmat incidentFebruary 27, 2019 - 10:20 pm
- Bioremediation: Global Markets and Technologies to 2023February 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
- 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