Entries by hazzmatt1

Environmental Indemnity And The Costs Of Regulatory Compliance

Written by by Michael Chernos, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP Resolute FP v Ontario, 2019 SCC 60 On December 6, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held two forest products companies liable for the costs of remediating and maintaining a waste disposal site at the Dryden paper mill in northern Ontario. The decision reinforces that parties […]

Preparing Post-Construction Cleanup Sites for Natural Disasters

The United States Association of State and Territorial Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) CERCLA Post Construction Focus Group has developed a checklist called, Preparing Post-Construction Cleanup Sites for Natural Disasters, which is intended to help States in identifying efficient and effective measures for preparation in advance of potential natural disasters to aid in the identification of […]

Saskatchewan’s Accelerated Site Closure Program Announces New Details

Written by Brad Gilmour, Keely Cameron, Stephanie Ridge, and Kassandra Devolin, Bennett Jones On June 26, 2020, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources (the Ministry) released new details regarding its Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). The ASCP will administer $400 million in funds from the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for Canada’s Energy Sector. […]

Incident and Emergency Management Market Worth $156.1 billion by 2025

According to a new market research report, “Incident and Emergency Management Market by Component, (Solutions (Emergency/Mass Notification System, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, and Fire and HAZMAT), Services, and Communication Systems), Simulation, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Incident and Emergency Management Market size is expected to grow from USD 117.2 […]

Welland Canal Terminal Operator fined $50,000 for Environmental Protection Act Violation

Port Weller Marine Terminal Inc., located in Port Colborne, Ontario was recently convicted of one violation under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and was fined $50,000 plus a victim surcharge of $12,500 and was given six months to pay the fine.  The conviction relates to the discharge of cement dust that migrated off-site affecting local residential properties. […]

CarMax Settles Lawsuit related to Unlawful Handling and Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Seventeen District Attorney’s in California recently settled an environmental protection action against CarMax Auto Superstores California, LLC. The settlement was based on the unlawful handling and disposal of various hazardous materials and hazardous wastes. The action was filed in Orange County Superior Court. Waste inspections conducted at various CarMax locations in the seventeen Counties uncovered systemic violations […]

What are the key innovations transforming CBRNe simulator training?

Written by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics The use of simulators and simulations to deliver CBRNe training is recognised as being a highly effective way to immerse trainees in environments that are as close as possible to those that they will experience in real life. Simulator training provides a safe way for CBRNe personnel to test […]

Effective Communication: Environmental Site Assessments

Written by Bill Leedham, P. Geo., CESA I recently spent time dealing with the frustration of really poor communication from a variety of service providers.  In contrast I also recently attended a post-report meeting with a new client, whose first comment was how pleased they were with the level of communication.  From my viewpoint, I was […]

U.S.: Aligning Affordable Housing and Brownfields Projects for Success

Written by Nicholas Targ, Partner and Co-chair of Holland & Knight’s National Environmental Team and Chelsea Maclean, Partner, Holland & Knight Affordable housing and infill developers can benefit from recently enacted housing laws and Brownfields law and policies. These new laws along with national-caliber land use and environmental help can deliver affordable housing and infill projects faster and […]