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  • Gowlings: Sustainability shift: The evolution of Canadian water policy

    by: Liane Langstaff, Wally Braul & Harry Dahme “Introduction Water is essential to life. Up until very recently, however, Canadians have taken their water resources for granted. With the bounty of the Great Lakes and several large river systems, water protection and conservation took a back seat to more immediate environmental concerns. New provincial regulations […]

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  • Government of Canada: Harper Government to ban microbeads in personal care products

    MP – Information Gathering under Section 71 of CEPA 1999 “As part of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) and the announcement of the proposal to add microbeads to the List of Toxic Substances, the Government of Canada wishes to inform you of the publication of a Notice on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the Canada […]

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  • NASF – Legal Challenges: Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule

    NASF Update July 21, 2015 “Federal Appeals Court Denies NASF and Activists’ Legal Challenges: Upholds EPA’s Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule” “The U.S. DC Circuit Court of Appeals on July 21st denied NASF’s legal challenge to EPA and upheld the final federal chromium air emissions rule in its entirety.” Read full article here ************************************************************************************************** “NASF, […]

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  • Delineation of Ontario Air Zones: EBR Posting 012-4347

    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment established the Air Quality Management System (AQMS) in 2012 which is a collaborative framework for improving air quality across Canada.  Under the AQMS, provinces and territories are required to establish air zones within their jurisdictions for reporting and managing air quality. The MOECC recently posted a proposal […]

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  • Alberta’s Carbon Emissions Regulations

    As per Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, June 26, 2015, there are upcoming developments in Alberta’s Carbon Emissions Regulations. Read full article here    

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  • NASF: Chromium Electroplating NESHAP & PFOS-Based Fume Suppressants

    NASF recently released a Regulatory Alert to notify members that the final chromium electroplating national emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rule has been released. The ruling prohibits perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)-based fume suppressants from being added to tanks subject to the chromium electroplating NESHAP after September 21, 2015. In the regulation, PFOS-based fume suppressant is […]

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  • Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

    “Regulatory Partnership Statement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada Environment Canada (EC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are committed to continue working together to deliver benefits for the public, industry and regulators while maintaining consumer protection, health, safety, security and the environment. The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council’s […]

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  • Pre-Notification of Updates to Ontario’s Air Dispersion Models

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change has issued the following document to pre-notify stakeholders of impending changes, details on affected model versions and outlines changes that will be implemented. Access full document here

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