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March 3, 2017 News

Business Continuity half-day workshop – London, ON – March 24th

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, in partnership with the City of London, Ontario and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE), is presenting a Business Continuity half-day workshop.  The event will take place on March 24th from 8am to 12pm.

March 3, 2017 News

Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast Conference – March 15th

by John Nicholson

The 8th annual Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) is hosting its annual conference at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on March 15th 2017.    The theme of the conference is “Driving Revitalization Sustainably: identifying sustainable goals and strategies for

February 24, 2017 Feature

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by John Nicholson

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Canada’s Safety Board seeks strategies to reduce Hazmat Derailments

by John Nicholson

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently issued a recommendation (R17-01) calling for Transport Canada (TC) to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods.  The recommendation was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0013) into

February 24, 2017 News

City of Prince Albert Rewarded for Rapid Spill Response

by John Nicholson

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards were recently handed out and the City of Prince Albert was earned a First Place Award for its response to the oil spill in the summer of 2016.  In handing out the award, it was noted

February 24, 2017 News

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by Lester Sotsky and Andy T. Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Windsor Star, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Transportation and its Director claiming they have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across the privately

February 24, 2017 News

Funding Available for Clean Technology Demonstrations in Ontario

by Hazmat Management Editor

BLOOM (a private, not-for-profit federally incorporated company based in Ontario) recently issued a call for proposals to support the completion of clean technology demonstration projects in Ontario. A major objective of this program is to demonstrate the commercial application of

February 23, 2017 News

Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training

by John Nicholson

The Chlorine Institute & TRANSCAER Announce the 2017 Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour & Webinar Schedule The Chlorine Institute (CI) recently announced its 2017 Chlorine Institute/TRANSCAER Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour and

February 16, 2017 News

Is Alberta Under-reporting Oil Spills?

by John Nicholson

As reported in The Tyee, a recent study commissioned at the request of a First Nation based in Alberta, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has been inaccurate in reporting on the scale and impact of daily crude oil and salt

February 16, 2017 News

Global Hazmat Suits Market Report

by John Nicholson

Market.biz recently released a research report on the Global Hazmat Suits Market – 2017.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the hazmat suits market including definitions, a wide range of applications, classifications and a complete industry chain structure.  The

February 16, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Publishes New Toxicity Criteria for Benzo(a)pyrene

by Scott Dwyer, Practice Leader, Risk Analysis & Toxicology, Kleinfelder

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has just completed and published new toxicity criteria for benzo(a)pyrene – specifically an oral reference dose (RfD), an inhalation reference concentration (RfC), an oral slope factor (OSF), and an inhalation unit risk