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  • Special Invitation – Lunch & Learn/Invitation Spéciale-Dîner Causerie

    In Collaboration with the administrative members of the former AESF Montreal Branch, the Canadian Association for Surface Finishing (CASF) is proud to invite you to the first event presented in the Province of Quebec. Come to hear how the only Association entirely dedicated to surface finishing, has progressed in the last few years and specifically […]

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  • Mercury and Its Compounds Regulation

    Please note that the Government of Canada has published the Products Containing Mercury Regulation (SOR/2014-254) “The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the “Regulations”) prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research […]

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  • Bennett Jones – BC Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting & Control Act Passes Second Reading

    “On October 20, 2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (Bill 2) (hereinafter the Bill) was introduced, and on October 29, 2014, the Bill passed second reading in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. The Bill, if enacted, would repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act in its entirety as well as […]

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  • Proposals for Changes to the NPRI

    Following are proposals that are currently being considered or recently completed by Environment Canada: Proposed Deletions in Response to the NPRI Substance Review Phase 2 – Public Comment Period Closes January 12, 2015 see Proposal Summary   Proposal to add 10 Substances see Consultation Plan updated October 2014   Additional information can be accessed here:  […]

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  • 2014 Mandate letter: Environment and Climate Change

    “September 25, 2014 The Honourable Glen Murray Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 77 Wellesley Street West 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5 Dear Minister Murray: I am honoured to welcome you to your role as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. We have […]

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  • NASF News Update – EPA Continues Preliminary Review of Metal Finishing Wastewater Discharge Standards

    “The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), i.e. the association of state water quality regulators, requested EPA to revise the effluent limitation guidelines or issue new guidance regarding pretreatment standards for the metal finishing industry. EPA last issued pretreatment standards for the metal finishing and electroplating sectors in the early 1980s: Metal Finishing Effluent Limitation […]

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  • Ontario Ministry of Labour – New Leaves of Absence

    “On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force. The bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to create three new job-protected leaves.” Family Caregiver Leave Critically Ill Child Care Leave Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave Read Article

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  • ChemSec – SIN List Updated

    “Since 2008 the SIN List has been highlighting chemicals of high concern that are likely to be subject to future EU regulation, and as a result it has been recognised as an important driver for innovation. Today´s update lists an additional 28 chemicals for priority action and takes one step further by launching SINimilarity – […]

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