Entries by John Nicholson

ONEIA’s Environment Industry Day – November 18th, 2019

Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks to co-host closing reception of Environment Industry Day on Nov 18 – register now!  Enjoy a day of programming and networking, help shape the policies that impact your business and meet the Environment Minister  The Ontario Environment Industry Association is pleased to invite you to join us for Environment Industry Day 2019 (EID 2019) on […]

Crisis Communication Expert to Present at Hazardous Waste & Environmental Response Conference

The Hazardous Waste and Environmental Response Conference, scheduled for November 25th and 26th, 2019 will have Crisis Communication Expert Suzanne Bernier as a lunch time speaker.  A former journalist and government press secretary, Suzanne is now an international, multi-certified, award-winning and crisis management consultant, trainer, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan […]

Concern over potential slow response time at Burnaby crude oil storage facility

A recently disclosed fire protection audit report on the Burnaby, British Columbia crude oil storage terminal has raised concerns of local politicians and residents.  The facility is owned by TransMountain Pipeline.  The report estimates that the planned response time to a major event, such as a serious spill or fire, at six hours. The Burnaby storage […]

Company fined $564,000 for violating VOC limits in CEPA Regulations

An automotive parts supplier based in Quebec, Les Entrepôts A.B. inc., was recently fined a total of $564,000 after pleading guilty, on October 4, to three counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations, which are part of the Act. An […]

What Will Be driving Growth of Waste Management & Remediation Services Market Near Future

Garner Insights, a market intelligence and consulting firm, recently published a research report on the global waste management and remediation services market. The report 99-page report covers a market Overview, future economic impact, competition by manufacturers, along with supply (production), & consumption analysis. The report states that waste management companies are using technologies such as […]

Business Opportunity: U.S. EPA’s Solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept environmental technology. The solicitation is open the U.S. companies that have a ground-breaking idea that can be commercialized. The areas of interest to the U.S. EPA with respect […]

Solvent Spill from Transport Truck results in $100,000 fine

Penner International Inc., headquartered in Manitoba, was recently convicted on one charge on the Ontario Environmental Protection Act as a result of a spill of solvent from one its transport trucks in 2017. The company was fined $100,000 plus a victim surcharge of $25,000. The driver of the vehicle involved in the solvent spill was […]

Hamilton Member of Parliament calls for RCMP investigation of illegal soil dumping

A Canadian Member of Parliament, David Sweet, wants the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to investigate alleged illegal soil dumping in Flamborough, near the City of Hamilton. According to Mr. Sweet, a Conservative MP representing the federal riding of Flamborough-Glanbrook, the matter of illegal dumping requires the immediate attention of the federal government and the […]

Researchers to study Arctic Spill Response and Clean-up

Researchers from Dalhousie University recently received $523,000 in Canadian federal government funding to investigate strategies to better separate oil from water and examine the risk of spills in the Canadian Arctic Archipeligo. As climate change accelerates the melting of sea ice in the Arctic, the Northwest Passage could become a significant route between the Pacific […]

Global Emergency Spill Response Market forecast to reach $3.8 billion by 2025

Cognitive Market Research recently published their 17th edition of their Emergency Spill Response Market Report: Top Companies, Sales, Revenue, Forecast and Detailed Analysis. The report provides a comprehensive outlook of the Emergency Spill Response Market globally. The Cognitive Market Research report gives a thorough examination of the market and, provides the market size and CAGR […]