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March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Emergency Response Training Exercises Conducted in Quebec

by John Nicholson

As reported by Canadian Underwriter, Transport Canada (TC) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) recently conducted a field exercise designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

March 3, 2017 News

British Columbia Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR)

by John Nicholson

The British Columbia government recently re-issued Administrative Bulletin 3 which prescribes the administrative process for legal instrument applications being submitted during the regulatory transition period ending October 31, 2017, when the new numerical standards under the Stage 10 Amendment to

March 3, 2017 News

B.C. contaminated soil landfill loses Environmental Permit

by Hazmat Management Editor

The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently canceled the environmental permit for Cobble Hill Holdings for the operation of its contaminated soil landfill.  The landfill, located near Shawnigan Lake in British Columbia, had been use as a

March 3, 2017 News

World Distribution Report on Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Lines

by John Nicholson

Research and Markets recently issued a market report on hazardous waste treatment and disposal lines.  The report covers the years 1997 to the present and provides forecasts to 2020 and from 2021 to 2028. Included in the report is a

March 3, 2017 News

Market Report on Environmental Testing and Analytical Services Sector

by Hazmat Management Editor

Environmental Business International recently released a market report on the environmental testing and analytical services sector in the United States.  The report provides an analysis of the markets, competition, customer needs, and technology, pricing and M&A trends in the $2.0-billion

March 3, 2017 News

Underground Oil Storage Tanks on Residential Property in British Columbia: What Homeowners need to know

by Adam Way, Harper Grey LLP

Residential heating oil storage tanks have been used in Canada for over 65 years.  Although many have now been decommissioned and the home converted to natural gas, the implications of owning a property that has a historical underground oil storage

March 3, 2017 News

Five Reasons to perform a Hazardous Building Materials Assessment before every property purchase

by Bob Greene, PE, PG, CIH, LEED AP, GLE Associates

Investors, owners, and banks know that a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is a must on every new commercial property purchase.  Increasingly, these individuals are likewise recognizing the limits of the PCA to fully cover their potential liability.  Along with reserve

March 3, 2017 News

Demonstration of Innovative New Oil Recovery System

by John Nicholson

In mid-February, Lamor Corporation demonstrated an innovative new way to recover oil by deploying the Lamor Marine Oil Spill Sweeper LMOS 15 Speed Skimming system in Halifax, Canada in cooperation with their local representative, Griffin Engineered Systems, for leading Canadian

March 3, 2017 News

Podcast on Excess Soil By-Law Tool

by John Nicholson

For those unable to attend the webinar hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) on the Excess Soil Bylaw Tool for use in Ontario, the webinar recording is now available in the Workshops and Webinars section of CUI website.  It

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.