Guelph Breakfast Series - December 7, 2017

New Regulation for Environmental Approvals – What has Changed?

Presented by Brian Sulley

In Ontario, a business must have an environmental approval from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), if it has a release of pollutants to the air, land or water.  However, the approvals were proving to take too long, and were onerous and expensive for the applicants.

In 2015, the MOECC committed to make improvements to the Environmental Compliance Application (ECA) process. The outcome of their efforts was a final regulation, O. Reg. 1/17, which came into effect on January 31, 2017. 

This new regulation will streamline and expedite the approvals process for a wide swatch of the regulated community that operates facilities with air and noise emissions. Further regulatory changes are proposed that will exempt many other facilities from the air and noise approvals process.

This presentation is intended to walk you through the changes in the approval landscape, and allow you to understand how businesses will be affected, and can benefit from Ontario Regulation 1/17.  Where practical, case studies and examples will be used to illustrate many of the topics covered.

  1. Learn how to use the revised regulatory system to speed up the approval of an air emissions application. Which activities will be eligible for the EASR? Which activities will be exempt from the approvals process?
  2. Using a Licensed Engineering Practitioner (LEP) under the Act: What does a practitioner need to provide?
  3. Learn how the fee structure for the new regulation may save money.   

On January 31, 2017 the MOECC will implement changes to the environmental approvals regime for air and noise.  The new regulation (O.Reg. 1/17) is expected to streamline the approvals process for air and noise emissions from low risk facilities and processes. Eligible facilities and processes will be required to register on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) instead of applying for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA).   Under EASR, significant responsibility for sign-off on the approval has been shifted to licenced engineering practitioners (LEP).  This presentation will discuss how this shift will impact LEPs and their exposure to professional liability.

Registration and Breakfast - 7:30 A.M.
Presentation - 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 A.M.

600 Southgate Dr.
Guelph, ON N1G 4P6
Contact: Elaine Farrow
Phone: (519) 823-1311

$30 A&WMA Member*
$40 Non-member*
$10 A&WMA Student Member*
$15 Student Non-Member*
*Plus HST and Processing Fee.

Registration closes at 9 am on December 6th.

No refunds will be issued, but substitutions may be made at no charge; proof of original registration must be provided (Eventbrite receipt) on the day of the Breakfast Series Meeting. 

A&WMA attempts to promptly notify all advance registrants in the event of a cancellation. In the event of a cancellation, the A&WMA is not liable for any expenses by the registrant, other than the refund of the registration fees(s) paid.