HazMat Management


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

January 27, 2017 Feature

Ontario Court of Appeal Makes Significant Ruling on Damages for Property Contamination

by Jack Coop Partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law

Introduction In a decision released January 11, 2017 – Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. et. al – the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a summary judgment decision of the Superior Court of Justice that dismissed a civil lawsuit

December 1, 2016 Feature

Environmental Opportunities in HydroFracking

by John Nicholson

In November of 2014, President Obama stated in the press conference that he was skeptical of the claims by proponents that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create jobs.  In its review of the project, the U.S. State Department estimated

December 1, 2016 Feature

New Contaminated Sites Regulations in British Columbia

by Luke Dineley, Lawyer, BLG

On September 21, 2016, the Minister of Environment Mary Polak amended the Contaminated Sites Regulation, B.C. Reg. 375/96 (the “Regulations”).  The amendments took effect November 1st, 2017, following a 12-month transition period, and have been a long time coming, as

November 24, 2016 Feature

Court Denies Municipality Access to Industry’s Hazard Assessment Report

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

Decision and Implications On October 13, 2016 the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench in Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) v. the City of Regina 2016 SKQB 335 held that information in a major instance hazard assessment report, prepared by Marsh Risk Consulting

December 22, 2015 Feature

Edmonton needs 25 new HazMat techs, says chief

by HazMat Staff

Edmonton currently has 110 trained HazMat technicians, but dealing with 813 spill-dominated HazMat calls in 2014 put stress on the team

November 16, 2015 Feature

Now You’re Cooking: First responders defend against ‘Kitchen Menace’

by Dr. Kevin J. Knopp

This handheld device for chemical detection and identification is a downrange tool for situational understanding. It expands the survey mission with a focused objective, sniffing out priority chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial materials, and precursors.

August 13, 2015 Feature

Ontario seeking to double HazMat waste fees

by HazMat Staff

Ontario is accepting comments on the HWIN proposal until Sept. 19 under EBR Registry number 012-3915

July 23, 2015 Feature

EPA removes Michigan’s Burrows Sanitation site from Superfund list

by HazMat Staff

A groundwater cleanup system was also installed in 1989, and ongoing environmental monitoring ever since shows that the cleanup has been effective

June 30, 2015 Feature

US approves chemical reform Bill

by HazMat Staff

It brings Congress another step closer to reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

June 30, 2015 Feature

Ohio Haz waste incinerator fined $34K for 2013 malfunction

by HazMat Staff

The levels of lead on a backyard slide were more than twice the EPA’s soil standard

June 30, 2015 Feature

Ont. concrete company gets fine plus creative sentencing

by HazMat Staff

Rainbow Concrete has agreed to offer stream and bank remediation around the Junction Creek area, as well as implement a training program for its staff