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|Cap and Trade: MOECC Releases Offset Credits Regulatory Proposal|
Jessica-Ann Buchta, Adam Chamberlain, Robert Eeuwes; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 14, 2016On November 15, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change ("MOECC") published the Compliance Offset Credits Regulatory Proposal (the "Proposal") on the carbon offset program that is being developed to complement the province's cap and trade system.
|Bear Head LNG Feeder Pipeline Receives Environmental Approval|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
January 6, 2017, previously published on Janury 3, 2017On December 22, 2016, the Nova Scotia Minister of Environment approved the environmental assessment authorizing construction of Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc.’s (Bear Paw) 62.5 mile pipeline to provide gas to the proposed Bear Head LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Richmond County,...
|EPA Issues 3 New Notices Taking Action under Amended TSCA|
Thomas C. Berger, Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016EPA is issuing a proposed rule under section 6(a) of TSCA to prohibit the manufacture, import, processing, and distribution in commerce and to prohibit commercial use of trichloroethylene (TCE) for aerosol degreasing and for spot cleaning in dry cleaning facilities. EPA is also proposing to require...
Includes Asbestos Among the First Ten Chemicals Identified for Review Under
New TSCA Legislation|
Leslie G. Wolfe; Walter;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016On November 29, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first ten chemicals it will prioritize for risk evaluation under the recent legislative amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Asbestos has been included in EPA's priority...
|EPA Invites Public Comments on Candidates for Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals|
Martha E. Marrapese; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016Nominations to the new TSCA advisory committee for new and existing chemicals (referred to as the SACC) were formally announced in the Federal Register. Comments are due by January 9.
Than Everyone Thought: The Problem With Toxic Benzene|
Waters Kraus LLP;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 9, 2016When it comes to dangerous industrial chemicals, benzene is one of the really bad ones. Take a quick whiff and you’re likely to feel dizzy and confused. Over time, exposure causes red blood cells to malfunction and weaken the immune system. Linked to birth defects and cancer, just about...
|New Contaminated Sites Regulations Finally Arrive|
Luke Dineley, Auke Visser; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 28, 2016, previously published on November 23, 2016 The amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation, which take effect November 1st, 2017, will incorporate new soil, water, and vapour standards.
|Case Study: Domovitch v. Willows, 2016 BCSC 1068|
Tim Pritchard; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 28, 2016, previously published on November 23, 2016 This case involves an interesting application of the Environmental Management Act (the "EMA") and the Contaminated Site Regulation (the "CSR"). The defendant, Ms. Willows, purchased the property in 1985. She was aware that there was an underground oil storage tank (the...
|Energy and Environmental Ramifications of the Trump Election|
Casey F. Bradford, Mary Beth Deemer, Thomas M. (Tom) Donnelly, Noel J. Francisco, Kevin P. Holewinski; Jones Day;
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 2016Significant changes to U.S. energy and environmental policies are likely to occur in the presidential administration of Donald J. Trump. President-elect Trump's plan for his first 100 days in office identifies several matters of importance for the energy industry that his administration plans to...
|EPA Releases New Environmental Justice Action Agenda|
November 17, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016On October 27, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), which outlines the EPA’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016 to 2020. This most recent publication builds off the EPA’s previous...