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Contaminated Sites: EAB directs Ministry of Environment to issue Certificate of Compliance
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 13 2011

In a recent decision, the BC Environmental Appeal Board directed the Ministry of Environment to issue a Certificate of Compliance (“COC”) for a property that had been remediated and where the Ministry of Environment had refused to issue a COC because of the potential that the contamination had migrated to nearby properties.


Due diligence in buying residential property beware leaking oil tanks
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2011

For most of us in today's age of natural gas and electricity, we don't often think about the implications of home heating oil tanks and the contamination that they can cause to residential properties.


Major petroleum spill in Johnstone Strait in Orca sanctuary: due diligence lessons for captains and barge owners
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 23 2010

A recently reported decision provides useful insight into the due diligence defence.


$1.8m available from BC government for brownfield renewal
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 7 2009

The BC government recently announced a number of initiatives to stimulate brownfield redevelopment in BC, including $1.8 million in funding to assist with assessment and remediation together with municipal tax exemptions.