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Occupational Noise Exposure

Category: Uncategorized - Date: October 26, 2018

Occupational Exposure to Noise   Have you ever had an annoying ringing in your ear, spontaneous headaches, or trouble sleeping? The culprit could be exposure to noise at your workplace. In fact, nearly all workers are exposed to noise at their workplace, but depending on the frequencies of the noise, sound pressure level, and duration… Read More


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Underground Storage Tanks and Environmental Risk

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Underground Storage Tanks and Environmental Risk In Canada, early commercial and residential heating systems were fired using fuel oil or diesel fuel. Because of the size of the tanks, it was common to use underground storage tanks (USTs) for fuel storage. The presence of a UST is indicated by the presence of fill ports that… Read More


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Environmental Site Assessments – What is Environmental Due Diligence?

Category: Environmental Due Diligence - Date: July 25, 2018

Environmental Due Diligence: What Is It? Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) The Environmental Due Diligence practice has evolved to assist property buyers and developers to make informed decisions about a site’s environmental risk. Understanding the history of a property, its prior uses, and potential presence of contamination are vital pieces of knowledge every buyer should have…. Read More


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Ground Water – Environmental Risks in Ontario

Category: Environmental Due Diligence - Date:

Ground Water: Protecting Yourself by Understanding the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Ground water can be found beneath the earth’s surface virtually anywhere in the world which can provide essential access to fresh water in the most remote areas, making up approximately 30% of the world’s total fresh water. Even in Ontario, where… Read More


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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