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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


Proposed management framework for forfeited corporate property
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) has proposed a new management framework for forfeited corporate property. The goals of this framework are to (i


Environmental site assessment guidance documents finalized
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

In July 2011, the MOE issued its final versions of the following guidance documents: Guide for Completing Phase One Environmental Site Assessments under Ontario Regulation 15304 (O. Reg. 15304) and Guide for Completing Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments under O. Reg. 15304


Draft greenhouse gas cap-and-trade regulations released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

In July 2011, Quebec released draft regulations for a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system


Court finds plaintiffs caused their own misfortunes regardless of prior owner’s potential negligence
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2012

On November 21, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) reaffirmed that for a plaintiff to receive damages from a negligence claim, the defendant’s negligence must have actually caused the plaintiff’s loss


Proposal to add certain electricity generators, cooling equipment and dust collection systems to the EASR
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

As reported in Torys' October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an


Amendments to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

On December 5, 2012, amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations came into force. The amendments, among other things, introduce the


Regulations proposed for emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and engines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

Environment Canada recently proposed the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations


Environmental Enforcement Act provisions come into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On June 22, 2012, the penalty provisions in sections 72-80, 87 and 88 of the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) came into force


New wastewater regulations enacted
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 18, 2012, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (SOR2012-139) came into force