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Environmental Compliance Conference covers brownfields, waste management, and Ontario’s new Clean Water Act

Consulting engineers Golder Associates, environmental lawyers Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and site investi...


Consulting engineers Golder Associates, environmental lawyers Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and site investigation service EcoLog Eris are sponsors of the Environmental Compliance Conference being held in Toronto on November 15.
Held at the Toronto Airport Hilton, the conference will feature a keynote address by James Eddy, P.Eng., director of environment with CVRD INCO.
Other sessions will cover the latest developments in environmental legislation and regulations — something every consulting engineer involved in building and facilities design needs to know. This is the fourth in a series of such conferences, which were previously known as the Year in Review Conference.
The list of sessions is detailed below. Also watch for a video about the event on Canadian Consulting Engineer’s website. To register see www.ecologevents.com

Sessions:
Key Note Address: Becoming a Sustainable Business — One companys quest to long term change
James Eddy, CVRD INCO Ltd.

Jim will discuss what changes INCO has made in recent years to account for various environmental factors, demonstrating how sustainability within a company can direct them to make choices concerning factors of remediation, waste diversion, recycling, contaminants, water, emissions and their impact on business, the community and the environment. Jim will discuss the investment INCO has made in sustainability the companys vision for a green footprint for its future, how it now considers environmental factors as part of the long term goal, altering the perception of yesteryear, while continuing to make short term sense to investors and shareholders.

Unearthing Changes in Ontario Regulation 153/04
Ed Rodriguez, Golder Associates, Panel chair
Sarah Powell, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Marcia Wallace, MMAH, NBA
Sharon Ferrari, Bentall
Bill Christmas, CIBC

This panel will discuss the proposed amendments to remove barriers to Brownfield redevelopment, particularly as they pertain to liabilities and financing. What these amendments will mean for redevelopment and former industrial landowners. Members of the panel will provide varied perspectives, from legal, government, financial and business.

Waste Management: Practical Compliance and Waste Diversion
Michael Cant, Golder Associates, Panel Chair
Norm Lee, Solid Waste Management Services Division, City of Toronto
Paul van der Werf, President, 2cg Inc.
Alexandria Pike, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

A discussion of how industrial and commercial businesses are managing to comply with the three Rs,” what penalties are being imposed and how they are being enforced. As well, a look at what municipalities are doing with recycling and waste diversion, particularly the city of Toronto, and how that may impact businesses in the future.