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Contaminated Sites Regulation in Canada


There’s significant legal, safety and reputation risks for managing contaminated sites in Canada. Get up-to speed on the regulations that may affect you.

Recent high-profile accidents, including the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and the Lac Mégantic derailment have increased public pressure on governments to regulate the aftermath of site contamination accidents during the course of day-to-day business operations.

In Canada, the range of legal risks resulting from contaminated sites are quite extensive. In some provinces, governments only regulate contaminated sites during the sale and purchase of lands. In other provinces, you may be required to remediate a contaminated site as soon as a spill is made.

Join Supriya Tandan, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Legal Department at Nimonik, as she shares trends, up-to-date knowledge and case studies related to contaminated sites regulations.

Attend this webinar to mitigate legal, safety and reputational risks for your organization, including identifying which procedures to follow and the consequences for not following these procedures.

Contaminated site regulations impact diverse roles in a variety of industries.

This webinar course is designed for environmental professionals who need fundamentals to support a project, need new up-to-date knowledge to fulfill job requirements, or are interested in trends, drivers, and how it impacts bottom line. This may include:

  • Senior management
  • Consultants
  • Auditors
  • Consultants
  • Technicians
  • Project managers
  • Monitors
  • Operators

During this 90 minute webinar, you’ll learn up-to-date information on spill regulations and resulting contaminated sites to:

  • Understand at which stages of your project’s life cycle you will interact with contaminated site regulation
  • Understand the steps to be taken when a spill occurs
  • Gain up-to-date knowledge and information to influence decision-makers on consequences of not complying with contaminated sites regulation
  • Understand how to read regulation of contaminated sites to make educated decisions on project location requirements.
  • Understand the liabilities that other executives have incurred as a result of spills and contaminated sites
  • Determine the steps you need to take when a spill happens. Calculate the fines that you may get if you don’t follow the required steps.

Contaminated Sites Impact Professionals, Organizations and Public Safety.

The responsibility and liability for a spill and resulting contaminated sites may climb all the way up to company executives. Punishment for not remediating land properly can result in hefty fines and/or imprisonment.

In addition, contaminated sites can impact your organization’s bottom line. The contamination of a site is a significant predictor of land valuation. Consequently, the purchase or sale of contaminated sites is heavily regulated by most provincial governments. Additionally, during the operation of your project you may cause a spill that will contaminate a site and, depending on where your site is located, you may be required to make significant investments in remediation.

Contaminated sites can also impact the safety of the public, with incidents ranging from minor to injury to loss of life.

Why is this webinar topic important for environmental professionals?

In Canada, the range of legal risks resulting from contaminated sites are quite extensive. Environmental professionals need to mitigate legal, safety and reputational risks for your organization, including identifying which procedures to follow and the consequences for not following these procedures.

How do I access the webinar?

Upon purchase, you will be emailed a link to access the recording. You’ll need to fill out a short registration form to playback the recording. You’ll also receive links to access the presentation slides and additional resources for this webinar event.

When did the live webinar take place?

The live webinar took place on July 27, 2016

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Supriya Tandan

Environmental Manager, FSM Management Group, Montreal

Supriya is currently an environmental manager with FSM Management Group in Montreal, Quebec.

As former Vice-President of Nimonik, Supriya works at the intersection of environmental, health and safety (EHS) science, law and technology. Trained as an ecosystem ecologist and passionate about EHS policy and legislation, she managed content for the Nimonik website and helped wide variety of clients understand how legislation and legislative changes will affect their operations.

Supriya is passionate about innovating and communicating how operations and organizations can understand, apply and comply with evolving legislative requirements.

+ Overview

There’s significant legal, safety and reputation risks for managing contaminated sites in Canada. Get up-to speed on the regulations that may affect you.

Recent high-profile accidents, including the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and the Lac Mégantic derailment have increased public pressure on governments to regulate the aftermath of site contamination accidents during the course of day-to-day business operations.

In Canada, the range of legal risks resulting from contaminated sites are quite extensive. In some provinces, governments only regulate contaminated sites during the sale and purchase of lands. In other provinces, you may be required to remediate a contaminated site as soon as a spill is made.

Join Supriya Tandan, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Legal Department at Nimonik, as she shares trends, up-to-date knowledge and case studies related to contaminated sites regulations.

Attend this webinar to mitigate legal, safety and reputational risks for your organization, including identifying which procedures to follow and the consequences for not following these procedures.

Contaminated site regulations impact diverse roles in a variety of industries.

This webinar course is designed for environmental professionals who need fundamentals to support a project, need new up-to-date knowledge to fulfill job requirements, or are interested in trends, drivers, and how it impacts bottom line. This may include:

  • Senior management
  • Consultants
  • Auditors
  • Consultants
  • Technicians
  • Project managers
  • Monitors
  • Operators
+ Course Outcomes

During this 90 minute webinar, you’ll learn up-to-date information on spill regulations and resulting contaminated sites to:

  • Understand at which stages of your project’s life cycle you will interact with contaminated site regulation
  • Understand the steps to be taken when a spill occurs
  • Gain up-to-date knowledge and information to influence decision-makers on consequences of not complying with contaminated sites regulation
  • Understand how to read regulation of contaminated sites to make educated decisions on project location requirements.
  • Understand the liabilities that other executives have incurred as a result of spills and contaminated sites
  • Determine the steps you need to take when a spill happens. Calculate the fines that you may get if you don’t follow the required steps.
+ Topic Importance

Contaminated Sites Impact Professionals, Organizations and Public Safety.

The responsibility and liability for a spill and resulting contaminated sites may climb all the way up to company executives. Punishment for not remediating land properly can result in hefty fines and/or imprisonment.

In addition, contaminated sites can impact your organization’s bottom line. The contamination of a site is a significant predictor of land valuation. Consequently, the purchase or sale of contaminated sites is heavily regulated by most provincial governments. Additionally, during the operation of your project you may cause a spill that will contaminate a site and, depending on where your site is located, you may be required to make significant investments in remediation.

Contaminated sites can also impact the safety of the public, with incidents ranging from minor to injury to loss of life.

+ FAQ

Why is this webinar topic important for environmental professionals?

In Canada, the range of legal risks resulting from contaminated sites are quite extensive. Environmental professionals need to mitigate legal, safety and reputational risks for your organization, including identifying which procedures to follow and the consequences for not following these procedures.

How do I access the webinar?

Upon purchase, you will be emailed a link to access the recording. You’ll need to fill out a short registration form to playback the recording. You’ll also receive links to access the presentation slides and additional resources for this webinar event.

When did the live webinar take place?

The live webinar took place on July 27, 2016

+ Expert
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Supriya Tandan

Environmental Manager, FSM Management Group, Montreal

Supriya is currently an environmental manager with FSM Management Group in Montreal, Quebec.

As former Vice-President of Nimonik, Supriya works at the intersection of environmental, health and safety (EHS) science, law and technology. Trained as an ecosystem ecologist and passionate about EHS policy and legislation, she managed content for the Nimonik website and helped wide variety of clients understand how legislation and legislative changes will affect their operations.

Supriya is passionate about innovating and communicating how operations and organizations can understand, apply and comply with evolving legislative requirements.