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Contamination on Neighbouring Properties

Category: Uncategorized - Date: August 14, 2017

Neighbouring Properties When deciding on purchasing a property of interest, have you ever wondered what about the neighbouring area of the Site? Can the surrounding properties pose an environmental risk to my property of interest? The answer to that question is yes. The properties in close proximity to your property of interest, can also pose… Read More


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Buying/Developing a Property?Environmental Site Assessment

Category: Uncategorized - Date: August 30, 2016

Considering buying a commercial property? Developing vacant land? Or Redeveloping an existing property? Environmental Site Assessments are an integral part of the commercial or industrial property transaction process. They assist buyers or sellers in identifying the environmental risks associated with a subject property. This can include such things as soil contamination, ground water contamination, or… Read More


Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs): Realtors and Conditional Offers

Category: Uncategorized - Date: March 24, 2016

Phase I ESAs are required during a majority of property transactions, whether it may be a commercial or industrial property of interest, or an agricultural parcel of land, or a vacant undeveloped lot. A Phase I ESA allows the potential purchaser to understand if any environmental liabilities associated with the property exist and if any… Read More


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Metals Finishers – Technical Standard

Category: environmental compliance - Date: August 26, 2015

In May, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted on the Environmental Registry posted draft copies of the proposed Technical Standard for the Metal Finishers Industry. The technical standard covers hexavalent chromium, and nickel. The proposed standard would apply only to facilities with NAICS code 332810 (Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating and Allied Activities)…. Read More


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Cost Neutral Environmental Compliance Approval Strategy

Category: environmental compliance - Date: August 19, 2015

More often than not, most businesses in Ontario find Environmental Compliance as a cost of doing business. As consultants, we are often asked for budgets for projected environmental services for the coming year, which includes: Annual NPRI / TRA Reports TRA Plan updates O. Reg 455 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting Emission Summary Dispersion Modelling (ESDM),… Read More


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Spill Reporting – Environmental Protection Act

Category: environmental compliance - Date: July 15, 2015

As environmental consultants we often get asked, “at what point does a spill or release need to be reported?” Well the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has shown that even the shortest unintended spills need to be reported. Recently, a Stoney Creek company was fined $10,000 under the Environmental Protection Act (Ontario) for… Read More


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Ontario Industries Can Finally Burn Waste

Category: environmental compliance - Date: June 30, 2015

As part of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) push to eliminate coal use in the province, O. Reg 79/15 – Alternative Low Carbon Fuels has been passed. O. Reg 79/15 allows energy intensive industries that currently burn coal, or petcoke to use alternative low carbon fuels. While several waste options are appealing,… Read More


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Environmental Compliance Approvals – Update to Dispersion Models

Category: environmental compliance - Date: June 29, 2015

As part of a facility’s Environmental Compliance Approval, Ontario facilities must prepare an Emission Summary & Dispersion Modelling (ESDM) Report. This report contains the emission estimates for all the processes at a facility, as well as the atmospheric chemistry dispersion modelling that was used to estimate the point of impingement (POI) concentrations. Under O. Reg… Read More


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Facility Inspection Reports

Category: environmental compliance - Date: June 27, 2015

Summer seems to be the time that the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MOECC) is conducting Facility Inspection Reports. These inspections are intended to determine whether the facility has an environmental compliance approval (ECA), or if additional sources (i.e. new equipment or stacks) have been added since the last approval. Facility inspection reports look… Read More


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Ontario’s Cap & Trade on GHG emissions

Category: environmental compliance - Date: June 26, 2015

Ever since Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario has signed a letter of intent with Quebec to adopt a cap and trade system that sets limits the greenhouse gas emissions, industry has been set a buzz with trying to understand the implications. But what are the implications? And what will Ontario’s cap and trade system… Read More