By Amy L Edwards and Nicholas William Targ, Holland & Knight LLP The Trump Administration released its ambitious $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12, 2018 – a plan that includes many provisions focused upon encouraging the reuse of contaminated brownfields and Superfund sites. On the same day, the Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year […]
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The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing a controversial case this week concerning who is responsible for cleaning up toxic industrial sites when a company goes bankrupt. At stake is potentially billions of dollars in environmental clean-up costs. And entities ranging from governments to Canada’s big banks to oil and gas companies and farmers are […]
As reported in the Vancouver Sun, researchers at Natural Resources Canada are discovering important characteristics of bitumen (the un-processed form of crude oil from the Alberta oil sands) and its interactions with the environment. Information from the research will be useful in the development of strategies and technologies to clean-up bitumen in the event that […]
By Roger Marks, Lion Technology Inc. Ask a U.S. dangerous goods (DG) professional to name the most challenging part of his or her job, and you’re likely to hear about dense regulatory standards that overlap and seem to change on a near daily basis. As dangerous goods shippers, freight forwarders, and carriers roll into 2018, new […]
As reported by the CBC, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) does not consider itself as the lead for the clean-up of Hamilton Harbour or Thunder Bay harbour. ECCC says, while it is leading an ongoing harbour cleanup in Hamilton, it’s not a role the federal agency usually assumes. That comes as proponents of cleaning […]
by Loren R. Dunn and Eric L. Klein, Beveridge & Diamond PC The U.S. EPA released a four-year “strategic plan” in mid-February that continues to emphasize the Superfund program as one of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top priorities. While it has been clear since last summer’s Superfund Task Force report that the agency’s new leadership wants to accelerate Superfund […]
.S. EPA states that nearly $5 billion (U.S.) had been levied out in criminal fines and civil penalties for the 2017 fiscal year.
By: Bill Leedham, P.Geo, QP, CESA. Last month I discussed some common mistakes I have encountered in reviewing Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment reports, specifically in the initial planning stage, now it’s time to turn our attention to recognizing and reducing errors during the Phase Two ESA field work. Sometimes, deficiencies that occur in the […]
On February 6, 2018, the federal government announced amendments to the Fisheries Act (the “Act”) aimed at restoring what it describes as ‘lost protections” and “incorporating modern safeguards” to protect fish and fish habitat.
ASTM International recently updated its Phase I environmental site assessment standard for assessing large rural and forestland properties. This Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process for Forestland or Rural Property, E 2247-16 (2016 rural property standard), replaces a 2008 version, numbered E2247-08. Purchasers of real property who intend to […]
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