Can I leave property contamination in-place?
Demystifying the use of Risk Assessment under Ontario’s Record of Site Regulations
The development of contaminated property or redevelopment of brownfield sites requires a decision on what to do with the contamination at the site. In Ontario, the “dig-and-dump” approach is very popular as it removes contaminated soil from the property and transfers it to either a soil treatment facility or landfill. However, there are specific cases in which it may impractical or too costly to do so. In such cases, the use of risk assessment may be a feasible alternative.
This webinar will provide participants with an easy-to-follow explanation of the environmental risk assessment process in addressing contamination at a site. It will also provide information on the time-line for the Ontario Environment Ministry review of the environmental risk assessment and tricks and traps with respect to the expediting the process and filing a Record of Site Condition (RSC).
The presenters for this webinar, Adam Safruk (Senior Environmental Health Scientist and Project manager at Intrinsik Corp.) and Chad Stewart (Manager, Site Investigation and Remediation Services, ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd), are two industry experts with over 40 years of combined experience dealing with environmental issues related to real estate. During this 45-minute webinar, they will be discussing the following:
- The pros and cons of environmental risk assessment in addressing contamination at a property;
- An overview of the science behind the environmental risk assessment process and the knowledge the owner/developer needs to make informed decisions;
- The cost and timing of a risk assessment and the success rate in obtaining a Record of Site Condition, and
- Examples of success and failures in the use of risk assessment to address contamination at a property.
This webinar will be of value to real estate developers, real estate lawyers, commercial/industrial real estate agents, those involved in the construction industry, and others interested in real estate.
Date: May 28th, 2019
Time: 12:15 pm until 1:00 pm
Speakers: Chad Stewart, P.Eng., QP, ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Adam Safruk, MES, B.Sc., Intrinsik Corp.
Register: This is a free event. Send an e-mail to confirm your participation in the webinar to Felicia Ahn at [email protected] You will receive instructions on how to access the webinar. There is also the opportunity to attend in person for a very limited number of individuals.
About the Speakers
Chad Stewart, P.Eng., QP; ALTECH Environmental Group. Chad is the Manager of Site Investigation and Remediation Services at ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd. He is designated as a Qualified Professional (QP) under the Ontario Record of Site Condition Regulation. He has performed hundreds of environmental site investigations and supervised the remediation of dozens of high profile properties in Ontario. Chad is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario. He has a BASc. in geo-environmental engineering from Queens University.
Adam Safruk, B.Sc., MES, QPRA; Intrinsik Corp. Adam is a Senior Environmental Health Scientist with over 16 years of experience in human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology, peer review, public consultation, risk communication and risk management. He is a qualified professional for risk assessment under the Ontario Record of Site Condition Regulation. He has overseen and contributed to hundreds of risk assessment projects for industry and government in jurisdictions across Canada related to complex contaminated sites, underground storage tanks, landfill sites, industrial processes, and community-based assessments. Adam provides expert advice to both industry and government, including Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks.