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Expert Panels are a new addition to 2014 Sites and Spills

Four panels will tackle HazMat issues

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By: HazMat Staff

*Editor's Note: Welcome to the Week 5 preview of the Sites and Spills Conference, Feb. 19-20, 2014, at the International Centre in Toronto. To read last week's preview, please click here.

PowerPoint and videos certainly have their place, but industry panel discussions are going to be an exciting new addition to the 2014 Sites and Spills Conference at the International Centre in Toronto.

Sites and Spills organizers have been hard at work to make the February 19 – 20, 2014 conference agenda as informative, valuable and interesting as possible, so that delegates will have plenty to talk about during those critical networking sessions.

It’s also great to have an expert panel debate a question that you’ve asked them.

Presented by HazMat Management magazine, the third edition of the annual Sites and Spills Conference is adding four panel discussions over the two-day event. 

Conference Early Bird Rate Ends December 20, 2013

The panels are as follows: 

Discussion of Best Means for Transportation of Hazardous Fluids

Moderator: Angelo Boccanfuso, Director, CANUTEC, Transport Canada

Panel: Dale Kristoff, Environmental Project Officer, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Andy Ash, Director of Dangerous Goods Operations and Regulatory Affairs - Railway Assoc. of  Canada, John Skowronski, Director, Canadian Fuels Association, Gary Bauer, Manager, Emergency Response & Training, Crop Production Services (Canada)

O. Reg. 153 Sampling Considerations for Risk Based Soil Vapour Intrusion Assessment

Moderator: Roy Smith, Air Quality Manager, ALS Life Sciences Division - Environmental

This panel discussion will hear from the MOE, Environmental Consultants, and other experts in risk based assessment. With focus on proper collection of soil gas, indoor air, sub-slab & ambient air samples required as part of filling a record of site condition (RSC) under O. Reg. 153/04

Panel (invited): Camilo Martinez, Co-ordinator, Community Based Risk Assessment Ontario Ministry of Environment; Dr. Ian Hers, Principal, Practice Leader VI Services, Golder Associates

A Business-focused Approach to Risk-based Remediation

Moderator: Ron Haley, Senior Consultant, XCG Consultants

This roundtable will discuss how in-situ remediation and risk assessment are being used to manage civil liabilities and facilitate the sale and financing of large industrial property that has groundwater contaminated with TCE. The technical, scientific and business factors considered and lessons learned will be the focus of the discussion.

Invited Panelists: John Willms, Willms & Shier, Greg Quandt, Erik Martin, Senior Environmental Scientist/Toxicologist at Hemmera.

A panel is also in the works to discuss pollution abatement factors in major flood incidents or environmental disasters.


 Watch for more news from Sites and Spills Conference 2014!

Please register here for the 2014 Sites and Spills Conference.

The conference runs February 19 -20, 2014 at the International Centre in Toronto.

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