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Ground source heat pumps exempt from environmental compliance approval
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On June 2, 2012, O. Reg. 9812 was enacted


Proposed nuclear liability legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2009

On March 24, 2009, the federal government introduced Bill C-20, the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, into Parliament for first reading


Ministry of Labour to inspect electrical hazards at mines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently announced that, in September 2009, it will be conducting an "enforcement blitz" of electrical equipment and practices at underground mines, surface plants and aggregate operations across Ontario


Code of practice for metal mines released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

On June 27, 2009, Environment Canada issued an Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines (the Code), which describes the operational activities of the metal mining sector and associated environmental risks


Renewable Energy Approval fees published
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2011

The MOE recently published the list of fees that it will be charging, as of March 15, 2011, for all Renewable Energy Approval (REA) applications


First Renewable Energy Approval issued; one approval appealed
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2010

On November 12, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued the first three Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs) under Ontario's new approval regime for renewable energy projects


Ontario introduces water opportunities bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 72, the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010


Ministries developing new rules for offshore wind projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is now considering comments received on its proposed approach to permit offshore wind projects seeking a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) under Ontario's Environmental Protection Act


Supreme Court rules on federal environmental assessment and treaty rights
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On May 14, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in the case of Quebec (Attorney General) v. Moses, which involved a planned mining project in an area governed by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Local Cree and Inuit communities, the province of Quebec and the federal government entered into this agreement in 1975 to provide a governance framework for economic development, social development and natural resource management in the James Bay region of Quebec


Ministry proposes amending the Renewable Energy Approval Regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2010

On October 7, 2010, Ontario's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) proposed amendments to O. Reg. 35909, the regulation governing Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs