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April 9, 2017 News

B.C. CSAP Membership Applications Now Being Accepted

by John Nicholson

The British Columbia Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) Society is now accepting applications for the 2017 membership examinations.  The deadline for exam application is June 11th 2017 Detailed information regarding the examinations has been posted to the CSAP Society website,

April 3, 2017 News

Canadian TSBC Report Critical of Dangerous Goods Transportation

by Hazmat Management Editor

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSBC) recently issued a report critical of the transportation of dangerous goods across the country.  The TSBC report stems from an incident that occurred in the winter of 2015 near the community of Gogama,

April 3, 2017 News

North Dakota Senate approves bill that reduces oil spill reporting

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Bismark Tribune, North Dakota Senate lawmakers recently voted to raise the threshold for reporting oil spills, a proposal the oil industry supported but many landowners opposed. Under House Bill 1151, oil companies will no longer have

April 2, 2017 News

Cleantech one of the fastest growing industries in B.C.: KPMG

by John Nicholson

The cleantech industry was worth $1.8 bilion to British Columbia’s economy in 2016, and it is outpacing most other sectors in terms of growth and job creation, according to a recently released KPMG report. The number of B.C. cleantech companies,

April 2, 2017 News

Tersus Environmental, LLC Enters Into Patent License for ISCR Technology

by Hazmat Management Editor

Tersus Environmental, LLC (Tersus) and Provectus Environmental Products, Inc. (PEP) recently announced today they had entered into a patent licensing agreement granting Tersus with a non-exclusive sublicense to the Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET) patents related to in situ chemical

April 2, 2017 News

Shore and Underwater Contaminated Sites Workshop – June 6th to 7th

by John Nicholson

The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) is hosting a workshop on June 6th and 7th in Richmond, British Columbia dealing with contaminated sites.  The workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific

April 2, 2017 News

Risk Solutions for Contaminated Sites Exposition – May 31st

by John Nicholson

GeoEnviro Training Professionals Inc. is hosting an exposition on risk-based solutions for contaminated sites.   The event is designed for site owners, project managers, regulators, and service providers.  It will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 31st 2017. For

March 26, 2017 News

Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application

by John Nicholson

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) recently issued a document entitled Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application.  The document is intended to assist users to successfully apply the Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach (GSAA) developed by the

March 26, 2017 News

Oil Spill Response Technology Improvement

by John Nicholson

In a recent breakthrough in spill response, the team at HalenHardy has discovered a fibre compound that enables the user to store between 400 and 1000% more spill response materials in the same space as traditional spill products.  This process,

March 26, 2017 News

The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of oil pipeline

by Zoe Schlanger, Environmental Reporter, Quartz

There are 2.7 million miles of pipeline snaked across the US. Some of the pipes carry hazardous chemicals, others carry crude oil, and still others carry highly pressurized natural gas.  And when it comes to safety, all of them are

March 26, 2017 News

Cloud Delivery of Product Safety, Dangerous Goods, and Scientific Content

by John Nicholson

3E Company, a provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, recently announced that its product safety, dangerous goods, and scientific content can now be accessed via the cloud for seamless integration with the SAP® Environment,

March 12, 2017 News

Hefty Fine for Oil Pipeline Spill in Montana

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in the Billings Gazette, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced a civil penalty of $1 million (U.S.) against Bridger Pipeline LLC for pipeline spill the resulted in the release of 31,000 gallons of oil into