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Feb
ECA Approvals, Updating your ESDM is an annual requirement in Ontario

ECA Approvals, Updating your ESDM is an annual requirement in Ontario

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has recently emboldened their enforcement efforts for some requirements included in O. Reg. 419/05. This regulation requires facilities to develop and maintain Emission Summary, and Dispersion Modelling (ESDM) reports that capture all sources of air emissions. It’s common practice...

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31
May
Legislative Updates - May 2018

Legislative Updates - May 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

Federal Occupational Health & Safety Hazardous Products Regulations Section 4.4.1 has been added Section 4.5 has been replaced April 4, 2018....

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22
May
NPRI Deadline Approaching

NPRI Deadline Approaching

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is our nation’s legislated, publicly‐accessible inventory of pollutants released (to air, water and land), disposed of and sent for recycling by industrial and other facilities across the country. The NPRI was established in 1992 by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Since then Ontario has introduced two pieces of legislation that extend the obligations of this...

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17
May
Legislative Updates - April 2018

Legislative Updates - April 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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29
Mar
Legislative Updates - March 2018

Legislative Updates - March 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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31
Jan
Legislative Updates – January 2018

Legislative Updates – January 2018

Occupational Health & Safety Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act R.S.A 2000, c. O-2. Clause 1(d), sections 6 and 7, and subsection 40.1(2) have been repealed. Subsections 40.1(1) and (3) have been amended. Subsection 40.1(3.1) has been added December 15, 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Act S.A 2017, c. O-2.1. New Act. Sections 38, 39, 93, 94, 96 and 97...

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12
Jan
Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

A leading industrial & commercial boiler manufacturer retained EKG's Environmental Engineers to consult on their hazardous waste streams. The facility had been shipping out hazardous waste for years under waste codes that had no documented analysis, or rationality for the selected waste codes. R.R.O Regulation 347 – General Waste Management requires that analysis and identification be determined, to ensure proper waste characterization occurs to prevent issues with shipment or at waste sites....

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3
Jan
December Legislative Updates

December Legislative Updates

Key: Title of Legislation Changes Made Effective Date   Occupational Health & Safety Federal   No changes Alberta   No changes British Columbia Public Health Act The definition of "nurse practitioner" in section 1 has been repealed November 2, 2017   Gas Safety Regulation Paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (f) have been replaced November 1, 2017   Workers Compensation Act The definition...

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20
Nov
EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EKG was contracted by a leading chemical manufacturer to conduct a multi-site/multi-provincial EHS audits. The purpose of the audit was to provide an objective review of the operations, concerning regulatory compliance against federal, provincial, and municipal regulations. Additionally, assess the implementation of corporate governance initiatives. These audits consisted of a multi-disciplined auditing team with extensive EHS experience and qualifications in...

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25
Jul
Indoor Air Quality - Air Balance / Air Flow Project

Indoor Air Quality - Air Balance / Air Flow Project

The Canadian division of a global manufacturer of industrial/commercial packaged boiler systems was struggling with poor indoor air quality and elevated levels of welding emissions throughout its production areas. Given seasonal changes in the plant, environment being closed in the winter months or open during the summer, each condition had similar and dissimilar issues. EKG Inc. reported its findings and...

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