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  • Proposed Amendments to Transition Ontario Industrial Facilities from the Federal Output-Based Pricing System to Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards Program

    On December 16, 2020, the Government of Ontario published Proposal for Amendments to transition Ontario industrial facilities from the federal Output-based pricing system to Ontario’s Emission Performance Standard program. In short, some of the Proposed Details include: “On September 20, 2020, the federal government accepted Ontario’s emissions performance standards (EPS) program as an alternative to […]

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  • PFAS Resources – NASF

    “The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the interests of businesses, technologists and professionals in the surface coatings industry. NASF and its member companies have a long history of environmental stewardship. We are the only industry in the U.S. to have requested a ban from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the use of PFOS […]

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  • Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities

    The Michigan department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy published their study in June 2020 on the Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities. “INTRODUCTION Beginning in 2017 the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) found unexpectedly high levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) in […]

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  • Mandate Letters, Prime Minister of Canada December 13, 2019

    The Prime Minister of Canada published Mandate Letters for the ministries on December 13, 2019. Some of the key responsibilities for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change are: “Implement the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, while strengthening existing and introducing new greenhouse gas reducing measures to exceed Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction […]

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  • Expansion of Administrative Penalties in Ontario

    On October 31, 2019 the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks published an article that Ontario is going to take action to protect the environment and hold polluters accountable.  They are proposing to “expand the use of administrative monetary penalties to a broader range of environmental violations and reinvest the money to support projects that […]

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  • Moving Together on Free Trade – Alberta

    On September 5, 2019, The Government of Alberta (2019) published a media release indicating that Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney followed through on an agreement at the Council of the Federation meeting in July to modify the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Read Media Release here Premier of Alberta – Jason Kinney

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  • Environment & Climate Change Canada Joins CASF Conference

    Representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada have recently joined the CASF Conference as a speaker with the aim to provide the attendees with an overview on the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations; highlight areas where they typically encounter issues with compliance; update on the publication of proposed amendments on December 15, 2018 […]

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  • A Made in Ontario Environment Plan UPDATE

    UPDATE:  Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) New Release dated February 12, 2019 announcing next stage in Environment Plan “Ontario’s government for the people today announced the next stage in its commitment to protect the environment and fight climate change without imposing a carbon tax.  In particular, Ontario’s proposed regulatory approach combines emissions reductions […]

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