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  • The Importance of Odour in Ontario  - 

    In Canada, odour is considered a contaminant under the Environmental Protection Act as well as Provincial Regulations including (but not limited to):Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Ontario)Alberta Ambient Air Quality Guidelines »

  • Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Reporting Requirements for 2016 and 2017  - 

    Several significant changes have been made to the federal NPRI reporting requirements that will affect the 2016 reporting year.  In Ontario, since a toxic substance is defined as any substance listed in the NPRI Notice (as well as acetone), these »

  • Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade in Ontario  - 

    The cap-and-trade system involves having the government "cap" the amount of carbon that can be burnt.  Money is raised by auctioning permits to companies that plan to create greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.  Over time, the overall cap is reduced, »

  • Environmental Emergency Regulations (E2 Regulations)  - 

    Environmental Emergency Regulations are made under Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).The E2 Regulations were developed by the Canadian federal government to reduce the frequency and consequences of uncontrolled, unplanned or »

  • Management of Excess Soil  - 

    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has recently revisited policy related to the management of excess soil.  "Excess soil" is soil that has been excavated, mainly during construction activities that cannot or will not be »

  • Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA)  - 

    In the province of Ontario, air quality and noise from industrial facilities are regulated under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and the air pollution regulation, O. Reg. 419/05.  The overriding philosophy of the EPA and O. Reg. 419/05 is to »

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