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Province sets new geothermal drilling rules
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

On May 18, 2012, the Ontario government reported that, effective immediately, it would adopt new rules to regulate vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems


Canada and Nova Scotia coordinate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

The environment ministers of Canada and Nova Scotia recently announced that their governments are working toward an equivalency agreement on coal-fired electricity generation greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations


MOE issues filing direction for facilities reporting under certain environmental regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

On April 11, 2012, the MOE issued a filing direction (the Direction) to the owners and operators of facilities that must submit an annual report through Environment Canada’s “Single Window” on 2011 data under the Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 12701), the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and its regulation (O. Reg. 45509) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 45209


Supreme Court denies leave to appeal in Smith v. Inco
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

On April 26, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in the Smith v. Inco class action proceeding


Ministry of Environment proposes changing EASR
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

As reported in our MayJune 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an online registry for certain activities that the MOE identifies as low risk and that no longer require an environmental compliance approval, provided that the activities meet specific requirements and are registered on the EASR


MOE proposes amending REA regulations and Technical Guide
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

The MOE recently proposed regulatory amendments to the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) regulation (O. Reg. 35909) made under the Environmental Protection Act and to the MOE’s Technical Guide for Renewable Energy Approvals


Proposed streamlining of the federal environmental assessments
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

Further to the federal government’s recent budget, the government recently elaborated on its plans to streamline the federal environmental assessment process for certain major resource projects as part of the government’s Responsible Resource Development initiative


Superior Court stays remediation orders because of creditor proceedings
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2012

On March 9, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court decided several motions regarding five Ontario properties formerly owned by Nortel Networks Corporation, including one property in which Nortel retained a partial interest


MOE amends guideline for GHG emissions reporting
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2012

The MOE recently provided notice of amendments to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Guideline (which is incorporated by reference into Ontario Regulation 45209


Western Climate Initiative released final offset project review and approval recommendations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 2 2012

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) comprising British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and California recently released final recommendations for the standards and processes that must be used for GHG emissions offset projects to obtain tradable emissions credits in WCI jurisdictions