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Two Decades of HazMat Management
by Guy Crittenden
“I remember Bob Keegan as the only person among my friend’s dads who drove a big Cadillac, and flew his own plane.”
ear 2009 was our 20th year publishing HazMat Management magazine. We chose this final edition of the calendar year to acknowledge the anniversary. It doesn’t matter much which month we chose; the official launch date of the publication back in 1989 was a bit blurred. While the first printing as a glossy magazine was in September of that year, HazMat initially started as a little-known newsletter called the Hazardous Waste Industry Review, founded earlier that year. In truth, the newsletter — which appeared only a couple of times — was more of a marketing tool than anything else, to show prospective advertisers that we were serious about publishing something. HazMat Management started out as a true “kitchen table” business. It was originally the brain-child of a childhood friend of mine, Matthew Keegan, who enlisted two of his friends as partners. Arnie Gess, who had a marketing diploma, ran the advertising sales side of the business. Todd Latham helped with ads (as did Matthew) and oversaw the magazine’s art direction and printing. The three of them enlisted the help of another friend, Kelvin, to fill in as “editor” for the first glossy edition. My name is on the masthead of the very first edition as Associate Editor. At that time I hadn’t officially signed on, but was being courted by Keegan to join the company. I’d come back from a year studying filmmaking in California, and had taken courses at Ryerson Polytechnical University with a view to potentially entering the advertising business, which would exploit my visual art training and the writing skills I’d acquired through my English major at the U of T. The prospect of a magazine editor’s job held appeal for similar reasons. I didn’t need much convincing to give the company a try, for several reasons. My family background in journalism runs deep. My father Max was city editor of the now-defunct Toronto Telegram newspaper. The man who eventually became my stepfather is Peter Worthington, the Tely’s top foreign correspondent who went on to co-found the Toronto Sun. My mother Yvonne and stepmother Carol all worked for the Tely and continued with successful media careers. In addition to having been “born an ink-stained wretch” another reason HazMat appealed to me is that I’d seen the potential of such a business up close and personal as a teenager. Childhood friend Keegan’s dad was Robert (Bob) Keegan, an America with a deep career in business-to-business publishing. I spent a lot of time with the Keegans, a family with six kids who lived in a large house near my street. A serial entrepreneur, old man Keegan always seemed to be starting up another business venture. I remember him once showing us all a gizmo he’d co-invented, essentially a wheel with a handle that allowed people to single-handedly move large objects around, like boats and trailers. Bob Keegan saw an opportunity in the 1970s when the new US federal legislation required companies to safely manage hazardous materials. Keegan realized that industrial America would suddenly need to train its truck drivers and other staff in the new requirements. He founded a lucrative HazMat training business by repackaging free but complicated information from the federal government into a slide show presentation and other resource materials, and charged companies to visit their facilities and train their workers. The training eventually spawned a mini-empire for Keegan that included training programs, a significant trade show and Hazardous Waste Management magazine. This was the publication that son Matthew copied closely when similar environmental regulations were passed here. I remember Bob Keegan as the only person among my friend’s dads who drove a big Cadillac and flew his own plane. As teenagers, Matt and I would visit old man Keegan at his out-of-the-way business headquarters in Kutzstown, Pennsylvania. I once went on a date there, and was handed the keys to a shiny white convertible for the evening. So, you might say I was sort of “pre-sold” on the idea of being a partner in such a business. After its inception the story of HazMat Management became complicated. Gess, Latham and I eventually bought out Keegan Jr. after disagreements over the direction of the business. In 2000 we sold the magazine to the current owners. Gess and Latham have moved on, with Gess now managing the trade show for which our affiliate publication Solid Waste & Recycling is show guide, and Latham presiding over his own trade magazine company. I continue to enjoy editing HazMat Management after 20 years, even though the Cadillac and private plane continue to elude me.... HMM Guy Crittenden is editor of this magazine. Contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mitchell Gibbs retires
lease join us in congratulating Mitchell Gibbs on his retirement from Environmental Emergency Services. Mitchell retires as the National Director of Emergency Services for TEAM HAZCO a division of HAZCO Environmental. Mitchell started in the environmental business in 1980. After gaining skills at various companies he founded the well respected and industry trend-setting TEAM-1 Environmental Services. In early 2008 he sold his company to HAZCO Environmental, a division of CCS. After 18 months at HAZCO, he resigned as the Director. During his career Mitchell became a well known and sought after speaker, an author of Another Day in Paradise and was best known for the successfully handling of the most significant emergency events in Ontario. His career highlights were the infamous Plastimet fire where he was onsite from 12 minutes after the fire started and put in over 6,000 hours until the site was completely remediated. Several other major fires took place after the Plastimet site; most noteworthy was the U.S.E. Hickson fire. Mitchell and his crew looked after the Sunrise Propane explosion and the Air France Jet aircraft crash at Pearson Airport. Mitchell has gained the accreditation of a Certified Environmental Consultant (CEC), a Certified Environmental Specialist (CES), and a Certified Air Quality Specialist (CAQS). He continues on the faculty of
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Mohawk College where he teaches Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. Mitchell is best known for his industryleading tactics and his complement of high tech gear. He designed and constructed the industry’s only CBRNE Response Unit and his two mobile decontamination trailers. Police and fire departments across Ontario would often turn to Mitchell for rapid response to various issues that affected life, health and the environment. Friends and business associates who know Mitchell best will know to find him in South Florida renting out Boston Whalers. HazMat Management magazine and the staff wish him well but advise him that he should leave the boats at the dock so they can be rented out. Mitchell can be reached at email@example.com or 1 800 Gone Boating...
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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael Cant • John Hosty • Diane Saxe • Usman Valiante • Laura Zizzo
The spirit of giving Demolition Association online safety training
he newly revamped National Demolition Association website www.demolitionassociation.com now offers a full arsenal of online safety training and certification courses that allow for in-house training, orientation, and personnel management. The members-only feature provides more than 7,000 training courses on topics that range from fall protection and excavator safety training to Microsoft Excel and safe driving. The courses are designed to improve safety, compliance, and risk management initiatives by providing OSHA standardized content, which is validated by industry experts. The interactive courses include instant grading and online certificates, as well. Members can pay just once for each course, but can view the course as many times as they want for up to one year. Upcoming, the National Demolition Association is developing a demolition-specific safety training course that will be web-based and available on the newly upgraded website. Visit www.demolitionassociation.com
amie Ross (right) HazMat Management magazine presents a cheque to Brother Tom Liss, Director of the Good Shepherd Ministries in support of The Passion Campaign. The Passion Campaign was created by Restoration Environmental Contractors of Gormley, Ontario, after working in the Regent Park area of Toronto since 2006. This year has been hard for many people, and it is even harder on those who rely on the kindness of others in order to survive. The Passion Campaign is having a gingerbread house auction as well as their calendar program with photographs donated by Keith Levit Photography. Please go to www.thepassioncampaign.com and support one of 13 registered charities that help people in need in our communities every day. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
E-waste recycler wins award
Barrie, Ontario-based GEEP Inc. was the recipient of three Waste Minimization Awards from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) held in October at Ontario Place. Photo left to right: Dave Douglas, Chris Gariepy, Kathy McKenzie, Peter Maurmann, Clyde Yorke, Wallace MacKay, Lisa Thompson-Buck, Alfred Hambsch, Patricia Medve, and George Craine.
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Toward managing risks from the new technology
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by Colin Isaacs C.Chem. n classical chemistry a substance exhibits consistent prop erties: nickel is always nickel, ferric oxide is always ferric oxide, and each of the forms of carbon always behaves consistently. However, when physics, and especially quan tum mechanics, is introduced, substances may behave in quite different ways. That is the issue facing nanotechnology. Environ mentally the change in behavior may be beneficial or it may be dele terious. In many cases all that’s known so far is that nanoparticles may behave in a different way compared to the conventional bulk substance. What are they? In common parlance, nanomaterials are substances with a par ticle dimension ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. For comparison, a human hair has a diameter of about 60,000 nanometers. The extremely small particle size means that the substance may have different properties than those associated with the conventional sub stance. It may have a different physical strength, different solubility, or different chemical reactivity. Perhaps of greatest concern is that the particles may be so small that they can pass through the skin of humans and other living organisms and may be able to enter and disrupt the cells from which all living things are constructed. With different ways of producing nanomaterials, even those with the same chemistry — but from different manufacturers — may have different properties. The reasons that nanomaterials have different properties from the larger particle size material include: • the relative surface area is large compared to the mass, poten tially increasing the reactivity, and hence the toxicity, significantly; and • quantum effects apply to very small objects. These quantum effects can change optical, magnetic and electrical properties and may cause nanoparticles to agglomerate or adsorb to each other. For example, while a graphite pencil lead doesn’t conduct electricity, a carbon nanotube that is one atom thick can act as a semi-conductor. For more than a decade nanomaterials have been presented as a mar vel of technology. They are now used in coatings, plastics, cosmet ics, toothpaste and many more consumer products. The Woodrow Wilson Institute has listed more than 1,015 consumer products in the US and around the world that contain nanomaterials, yet there is no widely accepted definition of a nanomaterial, no labeling requirements, little in the way of environmental and health impact assessment, and little government regulation. Consumer products containing nanomaterials on the Canadian market are as diverse as skin cleansers, water resistant clothing, antibacterial coating for hot tubs, and oral tablets that claim to help people lose weight faster. In a report published in 2008, an Expert Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies concluded that there is not enough information available to assess the safety of nanomaterials. This is a highly quali fied group; the members of the Council of Canadian Academies are: the Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada; the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
One challenge of nanomaterials is that conventional toxicity tests, which often require dissolving a substance in water, may not be applicable. If an inorganic nanomaterial is dissolved in water it’s most likely no longer in the form of a nanomaterial (note that some nanomaterials — including carbon “Bucky balls” — may retain their molecular structure when dissolved) so testing the solution for toxicity is not a proxy for toxicity of the solid material. Toxicity tests for exposure through inhalation or dermal absorption are much more complex and hence much less commonly used, but may be the only appropriate type of tests for nanoparticles.
Some of the potential risks associated with nanomaterials include that nanomaterials may contain impurities or byproducts that could affect the toxicity. For example, carbon nanotubes have been found to contain iron, cobalt and molybdenum (used as a catalyst) as well as smaller amounts of chromium, copper and lead. Some nanomaterials are toxic materials in their own right such as heavy metals and can enter cells such as the human lung. The design of experiments to test nanomaterials for toxicity may not be scientifically valid. For example, many toxicity tests require dissolving the material in water but nanoparticles are insoluble in water. Nanoparticles are so small they may behave somewhat like a gas and may be carried high into the stratosphere or washed down into soil and water by a rainstorm. They may also enter the environment through wastewater discharges, such as industrial waste streams and effluent from wet scrubbers used for pollution control. Nanoparticles are likely to remain suspended in the air for some time and hence could be inhaled. Aquatic species may be exposed through their gills. They may be toxic to environmental organisms. For example, earthworms may ingest nanopar ticles from contaminated soils. Fullerenes (molecular carbon nanomaterials) have strong antibacterial action so spills and dis posals can cause environmental impacts. Insoluble nanoparticles
“The lack of disclosure about nanotechnology has been called comparable to the asbestos litigation disaster for investors.”
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may settle into aquatic sediments and could pose a risk to sediment species.
POLICY AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
In Canada most nanomaterials, those with a chemical structure identical to that of a conventional substance, are considered by Environment Canada to be the same as the conventional substance, even though this is known not to be the case; hence no notification is required under the New Substances Program of the Domestic Substances List. There are some exceptions where notification is required, for example if a proposed use requires a Significant New Activity Notice. Approvals are still required for nanomaterials used in such regulated products as pesticides or foods. In the United States, cumulative government investment in research on the
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environment, health and safety implications of nanomaterials totals $350 million, mostly since 2005. A further funding request of $88 million to cover increased research on the type and amount of nanomaterials in biological systems, the environment and the workplace has been requested for 2010. Some of the research findings and initiatives include: • Coating nanoparticles with a layer of certain materials changes their toxicity. • Iron oxide nanocrystals can remove 98 to 99 per cent of arsenic from drinking water. • The US National Institute for Occupa tional Health and Safety (NIOSH) aims to control occupational exposure to fine and ultrafine titanium dioxide. • The FDA is developing new tools to detect and characterize nanomaterials in food, food additives, nutritional
supplements, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices and biologicals in terms of toxicity, biocompatibility, and exposure. United States’ government research is also planned to: improve sampling and analysis for workplace and airborne exposures; develop recommendations and establish guidance for engineering controls, protective equipment and safe handling for controlling occupational exposure to carbon nanotubes; and, to address gaps in information on sampling, analysis, exposure assessment, instrumentation and controls, long term health effects, and explosive potential of nanomaterials. The US and Canada are also reported to be working with the OECD on an international level. EPA is testing 14 nanomaterials on 59 environmental end points. In June of this year, the US-based Investor Environmental Health Network,
“Nanomaterials have a particle dimension ranging from one to 100 nanometers; a human hair is about 60,000 nanometers.” which includes NGOs as well as investment management firms, compared the lack of disclosure about nanotechnology to what the group calls the “asbestos litigation disaster for investors.” It calls on the securities commission to close eight major loopholes to improve disclosure. The loopholes identified by the IEHN include: • Shortsightedness: Regulations currently allow companies to take the short view and avoid disclosure and estimation of longer-term liabilities. • Concealed Science: Regulators currently allow companies to conceal emerging science that forewarns of potential liabilities in the future. • The Known Minimum: Regulations currently require accrual of only the “known minimum” of pending liabilities when greater likelihood of higher liabilities is uncertain.
•P rivileging Secrecy: Privileging concealment by using attorney-client relations as a shield against estimating liability for investors. • I nconsistent Estimates: Providing larger liability estimates to insurers than to investors. •H idden Assumptions: Using hidden assumptions to minimize estimates of liability. • Missing Benchmarks: No requirement to benchmark liabilities against other companies whose experience with relevant claims demonstrates realistic estimates of liability. •R isk-Free Proxies: Refusing to allow shareholders to propose annual proxy ballot requests for corporate reports on specific risks of concern to investors. More information about the environmental implications of nanotechnology can be
found in a book sponsored by AMEC and published earlier this year: Sellers, Kathleen, Christopher Mackay, Lynn L. Bergeson, Stephen R. Clough, Marilyn Hoyt, Julie Chen, Kim Henry, and Jane Hamblen, Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), 2009. Price: US$99.95 ISBN: 9781420060195 CRC Press Online http://www.crcpress. com/ [and search for title. Price reduction to US$79.95]. HMM Colin Isaacs is an environmental analyst, consultant, and writer with more than 25 years experience. He is editor of the Gallon Environment Letter and his commentaries also appear regularly in this magazine’s affiliate information products, such as EcoLog news. Contact Colin at email@example.com
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PROPERTY TAXES B rownfield redevelopment typically involves the transformation of idle industrial property, often with vacant buildings, into new higher order land uses resulting in a host of benefits to the surrounding community, including increased property taxes. The transformation requires applications for planning approvals to be made, processed and approved; the demolition of build ings; active site remediation; the preparation and approval of risk assessments; and, the filing of Records of Site Condition. Contrast this to the typical greenfield redevelopment process where the existing land use is often agricultural lands that remain farmed while planning applications are made, processed and approved. The current property tax regime results in very different pro perty tax implications under these two scenarios and puts the brownfield redevelopment at a distinct disadvantage where two similar sites are competing for a developer’s attention. To use Ontario as example, there are three determining fac tors in establishing the property taxes for an individual property: The Assessed Property Value (as determined by MPAC in Ontario) based on the current value of the land including improvements; and The Property Classification is identified by MPAC and is assigned to all property according to its use. The Property Classification determines the Tax Rate that will be applied to each property by the municipality. This is generally the same in British Columbia, where BC Assessment establishes the assessed property value and property tax classification. Using Ontario and British Columbia as examples, agri cultural lands are of consistently lower assessed value than lands that are developed or readily developable. The tax rate for agricultural land is also among the lowest, resulting in property taxes that are significantly lower than for any other class of land. The property taxes remain low throughout the planning approval process, including rezoning, and a slight increase in property taxes is typically incurred only when the plan of subdivision is registered due to a tax class change. Only when the developer breaks ground to begin servicing the site do the property taxes at the new higher order land use come into effect.
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“It’s imperative that we continue to ‘level the playing field’ between greenfield and brownfield developments.”
Brownfield properties are typically older industrial uses with assessed values based upon the values of other indus trial properties in the area and an industrial tax class, resulting in property taxes that are often significantly higher than any other tax class. The brownfield property owner can achieve some tax relief upon demolition of the buildings on the site but the tax class and tax rate remain unchanged. In Ontario, the property owner can apply for a reduction in property assessment due to contamination on a site but the process can be lengthy and is uncertain and there’s still no method to amend the tax class to which the property is subject. A recent study analyzed property tax implications in the development/redevelopment of a 15 acre site. A threeyear timeframe was applied to compare a greenfield versus brownfield site from acquisition through to rezoned and serviceable lands in four Ontario municipalities. The results clearly demonstrated a brownfield redevelopment paying between $200,000 and $500,000 in additional property taxes over the three-year development horizon. This is obviously detrimental to any brownfield site being analyzed for redevelopment potential. Again, to use the Ontario example, the province sets the tax policy related to property assessment. The creation of a new tax class for properties “under remediation” would allow municipalities some latitude in recognizing the benefits overall of site remediation and redevelopment. It’s important that the benefits accrue to only the sites that are being actively remedi ated, as there are many sites functioning at full capacity in spite of onsite contamination and they should continue to be taxed in accordance with comparable properties. The creation of policies that would disallow property as sessment reductions for contamination on fully functioning sites would be another tool to encourage site remediation. This would also discourage property owners from ignoring their site contamination issues; currently they can receive tax benefits by acknowledging onsite contamination and applying for a reduced assessment. Municipalities would still receive full property tax revenues on these sites affording them the ability to offset the property taxes on the proper ties that are actively undergoing remediation. It’s imperative that we continue to “level the playing field” between greenfield and brownfield developments. Levelling property tax implications is one step to allowing the brownfield site to compete for the developer’s attention. This direction is supportive of existing provincial legislation in Ontario that supports intensification and the protection of greenfields. This would also improve the performance of existing municipal and provincial incentives provided in Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) and ultimately exped ite redevelopment of brownfield properties.
Bonnie Prior, BA, CAE is Executive Director of the Canadian Brownfields Network in Burling ton, Ontario. Contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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PCBS IN GROUNDWATER
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s many readers of this magazine would know, for about 50 years polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects lead to a North American ban of manufacturing PCBs in 1977. By the mid 1980’s an initiative was started to clean up contaminated areas and to phase out PCB containing equipment and products that were still in use. This cleanup effort continues today. Careless disposal practices and accidental discharges in the past contribute to the present amount of PCBs in groundwater and in sediments of rivers and lakes. Growing public and government concern over health hazards has led to new practices to safely remove and dispose of PCBs. Residual contamination has been effectively treated using systems utilizing activated carbon adsorption media.
Activated carbon adsorption Activated carbon is widely used for the adsorption of many contaminants from liquid, air streams. The activated carbon is produced from carbonaceous organic substances including bituminous coal, coconut shell, lignite, bone, wood and other materials. It’s used in many applications including the production of foods, decolorization of
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Peanut brittle is comparable on a real scale to the microscopic structure of carbon.
liquids such as recycling of glycol, and trace contamination removal from air. Adsorption results from a physical process in which layers of atoms or molecules of one substance are attracted on to the surface structure of another substance. Activated carbon’s extremely high surface area within its extensive pore structure makes it an ideal adsorbent. One ounce of activated carbon has a surface area equivalent to six football fields! Activated carbon exhibits a graphitic plate structure, and one may liken the formation of adsorption surfaces to a box of peanut brittle, with the highest energy adsorption sites formed at the intersections of the plates (Figure 1). The iodine number is used a general measurement of the surface area of the activated carbon. These numbers generally range from 900-1100 for higher quality carbons. Activated carbons tend to adsorb organic compounds with increasing affinity as adsorbate (the material being adsorbed) molecular weight, boiling point, and refractive index increase and as solubility decreases. Thus, activated carbon has a high affinity for PCBs due to their high molecular weight, high indices of refraction, and very low solubilities. PCBs have a very large molecular structure and for effective adsorption will require an activated carbon with a compatible pore size. Different base materials will yield different pore structures. For example, coal based carbon has a pore structure that will better accommodate these types of molecules as compared to coconut based carbon. Coconut-
based carbons are more suited to smaller molecular weight compounds with low boiling points, and therefore are not as effective in this application compared to a quality coalbased carbon. The surface loading of adsorbate on activated carbon varies with the concentration and conditions in the fluid stream. In order to evaluate the economic potential of an application, the activated carbon isotherms can be developed for the particular compound at a given set of conditions. Many isotherms are already available for various compounds including PCBs. They can be obtained from carbon manufacturers, purifications companies and EPA literature. They can also be developed in the lab using simple procedures. Figure 2 illustrates an isotherm for a PCB molecule with one chlorine atom on TIGG 5D 1240 coal-based activated carbon. As with any testing, these isotherms are performed under controlled laboratory conditions. Actual performance in the field can be affected by any number of factors associated with the treatment system.
PCB-contaminated groundwater When dealing with PCB-contaminated groundwater, the solubility of the PCB isomers molecules in the water can typically range from 20 to 60 ppb with solubilities generally
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An isotherm for a PCB molecule with one chlorine atom on TIGG 5D 1240 coal-based activated carbon.
below 1 ppm. Above these levels the PCBs will be found as free product. As illustrated by the isotherm, PCBs are readily adsorbed by activated carbon, with the example of the PCB isomer with only one chlorine atom (the lowest affinity for all PCB isomers) showing excellent loading on the carbon, even at 1 ppb levels. The result is that effluent levels below 1ppb are achievable. Treatment of this water is dependant not only on keeping the carbon â€œcleanâ€? for proper kinetic transference of the molecules but also the contact time allowed for the adsorption to take place. Field experiences have shown that often under turbid conditions the PCB levels in the effluent after the carbon adsorbers can be as high as 3-5 ppb. The reason
Elements of a typical PCB removal system
for the higher than expected levels in the effluent is that the PCBs will attach themselves to colloidal material in the water or any carbon fines and pass through the bed without being adsorbed. In order to decrease these residual levels upstream and downstream filtration is required. Typically a 5-10 micron bagfilter is installed prior to the carbon bed and a 0.5 micron bagfilter is installed after the carbon bed, prior to discharge. These processes remove most suspended solids that may be entering the carbon and essentially “plugging” the bed of carbon, thus limiting adsorption; and, capturing any solids
MARKETPLACE that may be making their way through to the effluent. In addition to the pre- and post-filtration of the carbon bed, the carbon bed needs to be properly sized. Both the bed surface area and the carbon bed depth affect the efficiency of removal. About seven to eight minutes empty-bed contact time (EBCT, or time to pass fluid through give actual volume of carbon present as a theoretically open volume) is optimal for proper adsorption. Typically, a minimum of three feet carbon bed depth is required. The surface area is typically designed to promote a superficial velocity of four to six gallons per minute per square foot. Slower velocities can be used but very low velocities should be avoided as this may promote the occurrence of channeling, or the liquid seeking a path of least resistance through the carbon bed, resulting in poor distribution. (See Figure 3.) Overall, activated carbon adsorption is an effective way of reducing PCB contamination in groundwater. Successful results can be achieved with a properly designed system that addresses both pre-filtration and post-filtration, along with proper carbon selection and bed design parameters including bed surface area, depth, and contact time.
Jeff Marmarelli is Business Development Manager with TIGG Corporation in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. Contact Jeff at jmarmarelli@tigg. com. John Sherbondy, Account Manager for TIGG Corporation contributed to this article.
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ADDRESSING CONTAMINATION AT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES
UNDERSTANDING FCSAP C
ontamination of sites under federal government responsibility is a legacy of past environmental practices whose consequences were not fully understood at the time. Federal contaminated sites contain chemical substances such as heavy metals, petroleum products, and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) that may pose risks to human health or the environment. The sites include harbours and ports, military bases, former Distant Early Warning (DEW) line sites, lightstations, and abandoned mines. As of October 2009, it was estimated there are approximately 20,000 actual or suspected federal contaminated sites in Canada. Nearly 4,000 of these have been classified as high (Class 1) or medium (Class 2) priority for action. In 2005, the Government of Canada established the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) to address contaminated sites under the responsibility of federal custodians, including departments, agencies, and consolidated Crown corporations. FCSAP is a 15-year, $3.5 billion government-wide initiative. Additional funding was announced in January 2009 under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, to accelerate activities under the existing FCSAP over the next two years. An additional $80.5 million was provided over fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 for program management and assessments. Canada’s Economic Action Plan is also expected to accelerate an estimated $165 million in additional environmental remediation/risk management activities on priority federal contaminated sites across Canada. FCSAP funding is intended to complement ongoing federal contaminated sites management activities. The program is administered jointly by Environment Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat, which provide program coordination, progress monitoring and program reporting, as well as the overall policy framework for the management of federal
“Project spending on the program has been between $200 and $225 million annually for the past three years.” by Rob Lindsay
contaminated sites in Canada. Technical advice, training and guidance is provided to custodians by four expert support departments: Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Health Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. In any given year, there are approximately 15 federal departments, agencies, and consolidated Crown corporations effectively collaborating to deliver this important government initiative. FCSAP’s primary objectives are to reduce the human health and environmental risks posed by federal contaminated sites. The program has also created secondary benefits for the public and for industry, such as increasing employment in the environmental sector, providing training and transferable skills development, and promoting technology advancement and innovation. Project spending on the program has been between $200 and $225 million annually for the past three years. These funds have been used to carry out assessment activities on 1,000 to 2,000 sites, and remediation/risk management activities to reduce risks on 400 to 500 sites (200-300 projects) annually. These numbers continue to increase each year. In total, FCSAP will provide custodians with funding for assessment work on approximately 3,500 sites and remediation/risk management activities on nearly 1,000 sites (590 projects) throughout fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. While progress is being made to address this important priority, much remains to be done. The thousands of assessment projects that have been completed have given us a more comprehensive understanding of the scale of contamination on federal sites, and a more accurate picture of federal environmental liabilities. As assessment work winds down, custodians will be able to dedicate more resources to remediation and risk management, thus accelerating the pace of reducing or eliminating risks to human health and the environment. The FCSAP Secretariat, with support from custodians and expert departments, continues to work to improve program delivery in a way that is cost effective and accountable to Canadians. For more information on the FCSAP program, please visit www.federalcontaminatedsites.gc.ca/ or email fcsap. email@example.com
Rob Lindsay is Program Officer in the Contaminated Sites Division of Environment Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. Contact Rob at Rob.Lindsay@ec.gc.ca WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 19
UNDERSTANDING UNCERTAINTY WITH SOURCES, CONTROL AND DATA INTERPRETATION
ANALYTICAL RESULTS A
nalytical results are a key element in the environmental industry and are essential for determining contamination levels in soils, water, air, residual matter, and other sample matrices. Results are generally compared to environmental regulations and are used to determine the contamination levels of specific sites or as a reference for the handling of contaminated materials. Clearly, it’s crucial that the results provided by a lab be reflective and representative of the general level of contamination of the site being characterized. There is an analytical uncertainty linked to all analytical results. Generally, uncertainty is associated with laboratory procedures alone; however, the uncertainty associated with environmental site history, sampling procedures, sample conservation, and the pretreatment of samples on site must also be considered. With all this taken into account, uncertainty is rarely used during the interpretation and evaluation of the quality of analytical results. Still today, myths exist in regard to analytical uncertainty. Some environment industry people still have simplistic views that the quality of a result depends upon the chosen method, that an analytical method approved by a reputable organization is free of interferences, that the accreditation of a lab in itself guarantees the quality of results, that quality is strictly a lab concern, and that all analytical results are true and absolute. Of course many important decisions are taken based on the interpretation of analytical results; oftentimes decisions of high financial significance. Generally, result interpretation is limited to the comparison to regulations and is performed by people with different professional experience and qualifications. In many cases, the results reported by the lab are deemed to be accurate and no further
“Many tools exist for evaluating the uncertainty linked to the analytical process.” by Marc Paquet 20 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
evaluation is performed. Again, uncertainty is rarely used as part of the result interpretation process. Taking all of this into consideration, the following questions arise: • What are the impacts of an erroneous result, inadequate interpretation and uncertainty on a decision or recommendation? • How is it possible to know whether a result is valid and coherent? • What’s the uncertainty or percent error associated with an analytical result? • What factors may influence the quality of a result? • What tools are available to validate an analytical result? Many factors may influence the degree of uncertainty and the quality of an analytical result. Considering that the results must be reflective of the general level of contamination contained within a site, the quality of the environmental evaluation (phase 1) and the determination of the environmental characterization program (phase 2) may have a considerable impact on uncertainty. Every step between the determination of the environmental history of a site, sampling and the reporting of analytical data may affect the quality of results; thus the importance of choosing an appropriate sampling method, sample conservation, sample homogeneity, difficult matrices (multiple phases), the choice of an adequate analytical method, and so on, in order to limit uncertainty.
Limiting uncertainty In order to limit the uncertainty involved with environmental projects, many tools can be used by both consulting firms and the laboratory. During sampling, field blanks can be taken to verify the possibility of cross contamination. Also, field duplicates allow the verification of the repeatability of the sampling technique as well as homogeneity. “Blind” performance samples coming from evaluating organizations may also be analyzed by the lab to validate the precision of analytical results. As for the laboratories, along with the accreditation by reputable organizations, comes the obligation to follow certain quality control procedures for all samples analyzed including but not limited to a laboratory blank, control samples, lab duplicates and internal standards with all analytical sequences. Each sample is associated with quality control ... continues on pg 37
Solutions for the Business of the Environment
Annual Buyersâ€™ Guide
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AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AC Carbone Clear Edge Filtration MEGTEC Monroe Environmental Nett Tech TurboSonic
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WESA Inc. XCG Consultants
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Performance Fluid Equipment Spez-Tech Engineered Fluid Power Technology Westech Ind’l
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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Aird & Berlis Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Conformance Check ECOLOG Info Resources
ERIS (Environmental Risk Information Service) Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Miller Thomson Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt Specialty Tech Torys LLP Willms & Shier Env Lawyers
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FIRE & EXPLOSION TOXIC DISPERSION Team-1
FUME ELIMINATOR Sarva Bio Remed
GAS DETECTION SYSTEMS Chlorinators Inc Mil-Ram Technology Westech Ind’l
GENERAL CONTRACTING/ DEMOLITION Aim Environmental Group Greenspoon Specialty Contracting Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division Sonic Soil – Concord
GEOTECHNICAL Jacques Whitford
GROUNDWATER MONITORING/ REMEDIATION Activation Lab Aeromix AGAT Laboratories Aim Environmental Group AiMS Environmental ALTECH Consulting Analytical Measurements Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. Aqua Terre Atlas Dewatering Briggs Cda Conestoga-Rovers Forestry Suppliers Geneq Geonics Limited Golden Environmental Services GOwen GroundTech Solutions Heron Instruments INFICON Insitu Contractors Instrument NW Jacques Whitford Jagger Hims Keystone Environmental Malroz Engineering MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Environmental Purifics ES RJ Burnside Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling SNC-Lavalin Inc. Sanexen Environmental Services Sensaphone Inc. Skelly and Loy, Sonic Soil – Concord Stantec Consulting TankTek Terrapex Trow Global Universal Fabric WESA Envir-Eau Waterloo Barrier WESA Inc. WorleyParsons XCG Consultants
HAZARDOUS/NON-HAZARDOUS RECYCLING SERVICES PCB Containment Anachem Battery Broker Clean Harbors Canada,
Network Enviro Newalta Norditrade Opta Minerals Quantum Murray LP – Metals Division Raw Materials Company Inc. RPR Environmental Tri-Arrow Universal Fabric
HAZARDOUS/NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT PCB Containment Anachem Bennett Enviro Circul-Aire Clean Harbors Canada, EQ Fanchem Hazco Hydroclave Jacques Whitford Newalta RCL Plasma, Quantum Murray LP – Hazardous Materials Abatement Quantum Murray LP – Remediation Division Solution Soil Treatment Facility Tri-Arrow
HAZMAT RESCUE EQUIPMENT Skedco
HAZMAT STORAGE/CHEMICAL LOCKERS A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall Eagle Mfg Enviro Products Fisher Safety FPI Levitt-Safety Quatrex Environmental SEI Industries Ltd. TankSafe Laden Steel
HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS & SERVICES Academy Savant Actio Corporation Enviro Mgmt Svcs
HEPA VACUUM SYSTEMS cr/x environmental services, inc Pentek,
INCINERATION/THERMAL DESTRUCTION Bennett Enviro Eco Waste Hydro-Thermal Incinerator Consultants Nelson Remediation
INDUSTRIAL CLEANING & DECONTAMINATION EQ Optimum Sciences Inc. WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 23
2010 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Provincial Svcs Team-1 Young’s Cleanup
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AESAC Battery Council Coast Waste ONEIA Safety Institute SEIMA Solid Waste & Recycling Mag
INDUSTRY INFORMATION/ TECHNICAL RESOURCES/ PUBLISHERS, ETC. Aqua Terre Donley ECO Canada ECOLOG Info Resources Hazardous Material Info Indumark Government Publishing Regscan Solid Waste & Recycling Mag
INORGANIC LABPACK DISPOSAL RPR Environmental
INSTRUMENTATION/CONTROL/ SAMPLING/MONITORING EQUIPMENT ACR Scott Specialty Alaron Instruments Alpha Controls Analytical Measurements Ancal, Hazco Canada Armstrong Monitoring Ashtead Tech Avensys Inc. Belart Prod BGI Cancoppas CDS Analytical CEA Clean Air Coastal Environmental Control Instruments Demesa Draeger Safety Canada Geneq Geonics Limited GrayWolf Hazmasters Heron Instruments Hetek Indl Scientific INFICON Instrument NW Levitt-Safety Mandel Scientific Markland Specialty Marsh-McBirney, Inc. Mil-Ram Technology MTS NovaLynx Opsis Orbeco Analytical Photovac 24 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
RAE Systems Inc. Response Biomedical Waterloo Hydrogeologic Sensaphone Inc. Servomex Company Inc. Shimadzu Sierra Monitor Smiths Detection – Danbury Spez-Tech Engineered Fluid Power Technology Staplex Systems Plus Thermo Scientific Nitron Analyzers Wilks Ent
INSURANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT ALP Huronia Jacques Whitford Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
ISO 14000 TRAINING/ CONSULTING Amadeus – Div. of DECIMAL CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services IBS America, Inc. Jacques Whitford Management Horizons Pilot Performance Resources ISO Management Procyon Consult Willms & Shier Env Lawyers
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LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES Activation Lab AGAT Laboratories Alpha Controls Becquerel EMC Scientific Exova Investigative Science Invitor Intl Lineman’s Labs R&R Lab Safety Institute SGS Environmental Services (Laboratory)
LEAK DETECTION/TANK TESTING CEA Forestry Suppliers Hetek Mil-Ram Technology MTS
Photovac Sierra Monitor TankTek Leybold Cda Waterline Environmental WestMor
LINERS/GEOTEXTILES Century Environmental Servs CETCO Layfield Geosynthetic Perma-Tech Ram Lining Seaman Solmax Intl Terrafix Environmental
LIQUID WASTE VACUUM TRUCK HAULAGE Anachem RPR Environmental Team-1
MANUFACTURER (DREDGES) Ellicott Dredges – Div. of Baltimore Dredges, LLC
MEDICAL WASTE STERILIZATION Hydroclave
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ODOR/VOC CONTROL Aeromix MEGTEC Rusmar Inc TIGG Corporation
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PUMPS/VALVES/METERS Alaron Instruments Crimtech Svcs Ecologic Waste Fabco Plastics Western Fabco Wholesale Gardner Denver, Inc. Gorman-Rupp Hassco Industries Insitu Contractors ITT Water & Wastewater Liquid Waste Tech Performance Fluid Equipment Rocky Mountain Enviro Spez-Tech Engineered Fluid Power Technology Leybold Cda WestMor
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RELOCATABLE BUILDINGS Gemite Products Rubb
RENTAL EQUIPMENT Hazco Canada Ashtead Tech Atlas Dewatering Cancoppas Clean Air Draeger Safety Canada GrayWolf Hazmasters Instrument NW ITT Water & Wastewater TIGG Corporation Thomas Lift Truck Service
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SECONDARY CONTAINMENT A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall Arcus Can-Ross Century Group E.S. Systems, Inc. Ecologic Waste Enviro-Sol Enviro Products FPI Gemite Products Hassco Industries Hazmasters JP Specialties Layfield Geosynthetic Loraday Enviro Pol-E-Mar Quatrex Environmental Ram Lining SEI Industries Ltd. Seaman Solmax Intl TankSafe UltraTech International West Coast Spill Supplies Westeel Storage Systems Laden Steel ZCL Composites
SHELTER MANUFACTURER Weatherhaven
SHREDDERS/CRUSHERS/ COMPACTORS/SCREENS Allu Group American Compactor Tee Mark Voghel Enviroquip Inc Wizard Drum
SITE & SOIL REMEDIATION AECOM PCB Containment Aim Environmental Group Air Earth Water Allen Vanguard Allu Group ALTECH Consulting Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. Aqua Terre AVAR Bennett Enviro
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SOIL SAMPLING EQUIPMENT Clements Assoc Forestry Suppliers Systems Plus
SOLVENT RECOVERY SYSTEMS MEGTEC NexGen Enviro Systems, PAP Eng’g
SPILL & TRAINING Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Team-1
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SPILL RESPONSE/CLEANUP 3E Company Clean Harbors Canada, EmerGeo Solutions Golden Environmental Services GOwen Hannay Reels WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 25
2010 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Harold Marcus Environmental Prod Interra Hazmat Emergency Jacques Whitford Minuteman Intl PCB Disposal Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Sarva Bio Remed Standard Safety Team-1 Wardrop Engineering Inc. Wessuc Young’s Cleanup
STORAGE SYSTEMS (USTS, ASTS, ETC.) A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall ConVault Ecologic Waste Fabricated Plastics Hassco Industries Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Waterline Environmental Westeel Storage Systems WestMor Laden Steel ZCL Composites
SURFACE DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGIES Allen Vanguard Clean Earth Solutions Hydro-Thermal Optimum Sciences Inc. Pentek, Science Applications International Corporation -
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CETCO Eagle Technology, Green-Tech Jacques Whitford OCETA
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SustaiNet Software Solutions Weston Solutions
TANKS (PLASTIC) Crimtech Svcs
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TRAINING Achieve Technologies CAES EcoBec Global Hazmat, LEHDER Environmental Photech Environmental Quantum Murray LP – Training Division
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Incinerator Consultants Interra Hazmat Emergency J.J. Keller Jacques Whitford Kostecky MPSI – Marketing & Product Services Inc. OCETA Quantum Murray LP – Training Division SEIMA Spill Mgmt TDG WHMIS
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WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS ACG Tech Acme Engineering Prod Aeromix Air & Water Solutions, Analytical Measurements
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WEAPONS DEMILITARIZATION/ DESTRUCTION (CHEMICAL/ BIOLOGICAL) CDS Analytical Comm-Applied
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WILDLIFE SURVEYS Jacques Whitford
2010 Annual Buyers’ Guide 2cg Inc.
451 Ferndale Ave London ON N6C 2Z2 519 645-7733 Pres/Owner Paul van der Werf
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30 Internation Dr Suite 201 Portsmouth NH 03801 603 433-2300 Fax: 603 433-2302. Pres Russell McCann
Activation Laboratories Ltd.
1336 Sandhill Dr Ancaster ON L9G 4V5 905 648-9611 Fax: 905 648-9613. Toll-Free: 888 288-5227 Gen Mgr Eric Hoffman
300 Water St, Unit 1 Whitby ON L1N 9J2 905 668-9363 Ext. 2207 Fax: 905 668-0221. Mgr-Waste Servs/Env Kelly Murphy
Aeromix Systems Inc.
7135 Madison Ave W Minneapolis MN 55427 763 746-8400 Fax: 763 746-8408. Pres Peter Gross
300 rue Brosseau St-Jean-Richelieu QC J3B 2E9 450 348-1807 Fax: 450 348-3311. Gen Mgr Karl Mertn Jr
A V Systems, Inc. – MIRS 4657 Platt Rd Ann Arbor MI 48108-7913 734 973-3000 Dir-Mktg Julie Lasko
Abacon Environmental Consultants Inc.
62 Ventana Way Woodbridge ON L4H 1L8 905 893-9609 Fax: 905 893-4020. Mgr Mark Jakubczyk
2070 Hadwen Rd, Unit 201A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Project Mgr Wayne Coutinho
Academy Savant Inc.
PO Box 3670 Fullerton CA 92834 714 870-7880 Fax: 714 526-7400. Toll-Free: 800 472-8268 Pres Rabin D Lai
ACG Technology Ltd.
131 Whitmore Rd, Unit 13 Woodbridge ON L4L 6E4 905 856-1414 Fax: 905 856-6401. Pres R Gregory Jackson
Achieve Technologies Ltd. 130-8191 Westminster Hwy Richmond BC V6X 1A7 604 272-9840 Toll-Free: 888 833-7233 Mgr Norm Kerray
Acme Engineering Prod Ltd.
2330 State Rte 11, PMB 10 Mooers NY 12958 518 236-5659 Fax: 518 236-6941.
Main Office 315 Kensington Ave Estevan SK S4A 2A6 306 636-2347 AGAT Laboratories Ltd-Ontario Region Main Office 5835 Coopers Ave Mississauga ON L4Z 1Y2 905 712-5100 Fax: 905 712-5122 AGAT Laboratories Ltd-Quebec Region Main Office 9770 Rte Transcanadienne Saint-Laurent QC H4S 1V9 866 417-5227 AGAT Laboratories Ltd – Nova Scotia Region Main Office 11 Morris Dr, Unit 122 Dartmouth NS B3B 1M2 888 468-8718 AGAT Laboratories is a highly diversified analytical laboratory, specializing in 12 specific divisions: (1) Environmental, (2) Ultra Trace, (3) Agriculture, (4) Air Quality Monitoring, (5) Food Testing, (6) Mining Geochemistry, (7) Routine Core, (8) Geology and Petrology, (9) Reservoir Engineering, (10) Oilsands, (11) Oil and Gas, and (12) Tribology. AGAT’s Environmental Division provides comprehensive services to environmental consultants, industry and governments including contaminated site testing, detailed soil and water analysis, compound identification, research and development.
75 Wanless Crt Ayr ON N0B 1E0 519 740-1333 Fax: 519 740-2320. Toll-Free: 800 324-8997 Sls Mgr Tom Maxwell Aevitas Inc is an industry leader in providing environmentally responsible and cost effective solutions for unique waste treatment and disposal streams. It is our company objective to provide safe and permanent treatment of a wide range of PCB materials; the only commercial mercury waste treatment system in Canada; transformer oil draining, removal, treatment and recycling; pioneered mobile treatment of PCB ballasts; drummed waste packaging and removal; and an in-house analytical laboratory testing service with trace organic capabilities.
AGAT Laboratories Ltd.
2910 12 St NE Calgary AB T2E 7P7 403 735-2005 Fax: 403 735-2771. Toll-Free: 866 764-7554 Branches: AGAT Laboratories Ltd – British Columbia Region Main Office 3104 Beta Ave Burnaby BC V5G 4K4 778 328-8787 Fax: 778 328-8795 AGAT Laboratories Ltd – Alberta Region Main Office 2910 12 St NE Calgary AB T2E 7P7 866 764-7554 AGAT Laboratories Ltd – Saskatchewan
Aim Environmental Group
400 Jones Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 5P4 905 560-0090 Fax: 905 560-0099.
1020 Denison St, Unit 111 Markham ON L3R 3W5 905 474-0058 Ext. 103 Fax: 905 474-0601. Pres Mohamed Jagani
Air & Water Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 627 Nutley NJ 07110 973 661-5192 Fax: 973 661-3713. Toll-Free: 877 661-5192 Mktg Dir Debra Troy
Air Earth & Water Environmental Consultants Ltd. 423 Ireland Rd Simcoe ON N3Y 5J1 519 426-7019 Fax: 519 426-5035. Pres Robert Lovegrove
Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC
PO Box 310, Plumsteadville PA 18949 Location: 6141 Easton Rd 215 766-8860 Fax: 215 766-2476. Toll-Free: 800 217-2688 Pres Guy Rowland
Aird & Berlis LLP
181 Bay St, Brookfield Place, Box 754 Toronto ON M5J 2T9 Location: BCE Place 181 Bay St, Suite 1800 416 863-1500 Fax: 416 863-1515. Lawyer Scott Stoll
ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Limited
103 Parkview Hill Cres Toronto ON M4B 1R5 416 759-9579 Fax: 416 759-0372. Pres Charles Pilger
2722 Bur Oak Ave, Suite 2 Markham ON L6B 1K5 905 294-4575 Fax: 905 294-5741. Toll-Free: 800 559-6238 Toll-Free Fax: 800 576-7886 Mgr John Whittaker
2400 St Laurent Blvd Ottawa ON K1G 6C4 613 739-9646 Fax: 613 739-4536. Toll-Free: 800 644-9078
700 Huyler St Teterboro NJ 07608 201 288-2236 Fax: 201 288-4479. Pres Mardi Ohanessian
Alp & Associates Incorporated 87 Topham Cres Richmond Hill ON L4C 9E9 905 508-2595 Fax: 905 508-2679. Principal Ertugrul Alp
Alpha Controls & Instrumentation 361 Steelcase Rd W, Suite 6 Markham ON L3R 3V8 905 477-2133 Fax: 905 477-4219. Toll-Free: 800 567-8686 Sls Mgr Marc Brand
ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd.
12 Banigan Dr Toronto ON M4H 1E9 416 467-5555 Fax: 416 467-9824. Toll-Free: 800 323-4937 Pres Brian Bobbie
Amadeus – Div. of DECIMAL
400 boul Jean-Lesage, bureau 500 Québec QC G1K 8W1 418 525-0606 Fax: 418 525-0909. Toll-Free: 888 842-9989 VP-Sls Anil Joshi
Ambio Biofiltration Ltd.
PO Box 644 Stn Main Rockland ON K4K 1L4 Location: 224 Montee Outaouais Rockland ON K4K 1G2 613 446-0274 Fax: 613 446-0275. Pres Calvin Pride
American Compactor, Inc.
PO Box 1303 Mansfield OH 44901 419 522-9550 Fax: 419 522-1807. CEO David Shook
255 rue Norman Lachine QC H8R 1A3 514 481-8010 Fax: 514 481-6340. Pres Richard Zieba
100 Hoffman Pl Hillside NJ 07205 973 399-1444 Fax: 973 399-1446. Toll-Free: 800 635-5580 Pres W Richard Adey WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 27
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PO Box 530100 Henderson NV 89053-0100 702 434-1501 Fax: 602 532-7018. Pres Bud Wood
Ansell Canada Inc.
105 rue Lauder Cowansville QC J2K 2K8 450 266-1850 Fax: 450 266-6150. Toll-Free: 800 363-8340 Toll-Free Fax: 888 267-3551 Mktg Asst Irène Guilbault
Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. 100-1055 14th St W North Vancouver BC V7P 3P2 604 980-4899 Fax: 604 980-9560.
Aqua Terre Solutions Inc.
1100 Sheppard Ave W, Suite 200 Toronto ON M3K 2B3 416 635-5882 Ext. 118 Fax: 416 635-5353. Toll-Free: 877 635-5882 Sr Hydrogeologist Thom Kewen
Aqua Terre Solutions Inc.
20 Colonnade Rd, Suite 110 Ottawa ON K2E 7M6 613 226-2456 Fax: 613 226-9980. Sr Geoscientist Austin Sweezey
3607 Chapel Hill Rd Johnsburg IL 60051-2515 815 385-0001 Fax: 815 385-0089. Pres Raymond J Graffia Jr
Arcus Absorbents Inc.
800 Arrow Rd, Unit 21 Toronto ON M9M 2Z8 416 745-7947 Fax: 416 745-1174. Toll-Free: 877 227-6727 Pres Michael Arcus
111 Ortona Crt Concord ON L4K 3M3 905 669-6825 Fax: 905 669-4036. Toll-Free: 877 669-6825 Ops Mgr Patrick Maher
Atrion International 4777 rue Levy Saint-Laurent QC H4R 2P9 514 337-2114 Fax: 514 337-9917. Toll-Free: 888 828-7466 Event Coord Marie Duvernoy Branches: Location: Nijmegen Location: Montreal, QC Atrion Intl Inc founded in 1989, delivers the most reliable product compliance solutions for multinational ‘formulabased’ companies. By integrating the largest set of Managed Regulatory Content into a prepackaged automated solution and connecting to key ERP systems, Atrion’s Product Compliance Solution ensures that products will reach customers with minimal risks to brand image and shareholder value.
AVAR Environmental Inc. 12 Baldwin St Dundas ON L9H 1A6 289 238-9098 Pres Justin Lewis
Avensys Inc. 422 Consumers Rd Toronto ON M2J 1P8 416 499-4421 Fax: 416 499-0816. Toll-Free: 888 965-4700 VP-Sls/Mktg Pierre Michaud
6541 Mississauga Rd N, Unit A Mississauga ON L5N 1A6 905 858-3215 Fax: 905 858-3192. Toll-Free: 800 361-3201 Gen Mgr Rose Calabrese
PO Box 295 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 Location: 2561 Stouffville Rd, Suite 202 905 887-6661 Fax: 905 887-1999. Pres Jim Phimister
Armstrong Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Battery Broker Environmental Services Inc.
PO Box 880, Barrie ON L4M 4Y6 Location: 65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Suite 803A Barrie ON L4N 5R7 705 722-8377 Fax: 705 722-8896. Toll-Free: 800 461-4286 Principal Todd Armstrong
Armstrong Monitoring Corp.
215 Colonnade Rd S Ottawa ON K2E 7K3 613 225-9531 Fax: 613 225-6965. Toll-Free: 800 465-5777 Sls/Mktg Mgr Robert Kealey
Ashtead Technology Rentals
3505 Laird Rd, Unit 18 Mississauga ON L5L 5Y7 905 607-9639 Fax: 905 607-8592. Toll-Free: 800 242-3910 Key Accts Mgr Christian Lavell
Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada Inc. (AESAC) PO Box 490 Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0 Fax: 705 887-2213. Toll-Free: 877 512-3722 Pres Bruno Luzak
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11 Tupper Ave Toronto ON M8Z 5H5 416 255-3321 Fax: 416 255-7707.
Battery Council International (BCI) 401 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60611-4267 312 644-6610 Fax: 312 527-6640. Exec VP Maurice A Desmarais
Becquerel Laboratories Inc. 6790 Kitimat Rd, Unit 4 Mississauga ON L5N 5L9 905 826-3080 Fax: 905 826-4151. Mgr Steven Simpson
Bel-Art Products 6 Industrial Rd Pequannock NJ 07440 973 694-0500 Fax: 973 694-7199. Toll-Free: 800 423-5278 Pres David Landsberger
Bennett Environmental Inc. 1540 Cornwall Rd, Unit 208 Oakville ON L6J 7W5
905 339-1540 Fax: 905 339-0016. Toll-Free: 800 386-1388 CEO Jack Shaw
Best Glove Manufacturing Limited 253 rue Michaud Coaticook QC J1A 1A9 819 849-6381 Fax: 819 849-6120. Pres Michael Everett
58 Guinan St Waltham MA 02451 781 891-9380 Fax: 781 891-8151. Sls Rep T McEachern
BOMA Environmental & Safety Inc. 203-2621 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB R3J 0P7 204 889-5275 Fax: 204 889-2348. P Eng/Dir Dinko Tuhtar
Bowie Environmental Edge Management & Assessment Ltd. PO Box 592 Brockville ON K6V 5V7 613 345-4337 Fax: 613 345-0358. Pres James S Bowie
355 Apple Creek Blvd Markham ON L3R 9X7 905 764-4236 Fax: 905 764-3670. Toll-Free: 800 263-6179 Toll-Free Fax: 800 387-4935 Cust Ops Mgr Jamie Button
Braun Intertec Corporation
11001 Hampshire Ave S Minneapolis MN 55438 952 995-2000 Fax: 952 995-2020. Comm/Traffic Mgr Kathy Stock
Briggs Canada Limited
60 Centurian Dr, Suite 104 Markham ON L3R 9R2 905 479-1277 Fax: 905 479-1318. Pres Rick Greenly
Brown Bear Corporation
PO Box 29 Corning IA 50841 Location: 2248 Avenue of Industries 641 322-4220 Fax: 641 322-3527. Pres Stan Brown
C Tech Development Corporation PO Box 971 Laie HI 96762-0971 808 447-9751 Fax: 714 844-9255. Toll-Free: 800 669-4387 Pres Reed D Copsey Sr
CAES Career Advancement Employment Services Inc.
522 Burlington Ave, Suite 200 Burlington ON L7S 1R8 905 681-8240 Fax: 905 639-4601. Pres Jim Gilchrist
Can-Ross Environmental Services Ltd.
2270 South Service Rd W Oakville ON L6L 5M9 905 847-7190 Fax: 905 847-7175. Toll-Free: 888 847-7190 Pres Ted Edgar; Mktg Coord Stephanie Coulen
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) 135 Hunter St E Hamilton ON L8N 1M5
905 572-2981 Ext. 4554 Fax: 905 572-2206. Toll-Free: 800 668-4284 Comm Mgr Eleanor Westwood
Canadian Industrial Emergency Conference & Expo PO Box 398 Sundre AB T0M 1X0 403 638-4410 Fax: 403 638-4413. Toll-Free: 877 534-7285 Pres Arnie Gess
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc. 2465 Cawthra Rd, Suite 114 Mississauga ON L5A 3P2 905 949-2741 Fax: 905 272-1866. Toll-Free: 800 265-0182 Mgr Ross Humphry
2595 Dunwin Dr, Unit 2 Mississauga ON L5L 3N9 905 569-6246 Fax: 905 569-6244. Toll-Free: 800 595-0514 Pres Jake Alaica
The Cannington Group Inc.
4 Fortecon Dr, RR 1 Unit 4 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 905 841-1848 Fax: 905 841-1062. VP Frank Apollinaro
Cartier Chemicals Ltd.
445 21e Av Lachine QC H8S 3T8 514 637-4631 Fax: 514 637-8804. Toll-Free: 800 361-9432 Pres E W Robins
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Scotia Plaza 40 King St W, Suite 2100 Toronto ON M5H 3C2 416 869-5300 Fax: 416 360-8877. Partner James Ayres
CDS Analytical, Inc.
465 Limestone Rd Oxford PA 19034 610 932-3636 Fax: 610 932-4158. Mktg Gary Deger
CEA Instruments Inc.
160 Tillman St Westwood NJ 07675 201 967-5660 Fax: 201 967-8450. Toll-Free: 888 893-9640 VP-Sls/Mktg Steven Adelman
CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services
5211 Preservation Cir Mississauga ON L5M 7T3 905 820-6126 Fax: 905 820-1245. VP Tahir Khan
Century Environmental Services – a Wolseley Company PO Box 76 Grp 200 RR2 Stn Main Winnipeg MB R3C 2E6 Location: 34 Roy Roche Dr 204 633-7213 Fax: 204 694-7228. Toll-Free: 888 466-6658 Gen Mgr Glen Cotton
Century Group Inc.
PO Box 228 Sulphur LA 70664-0228 Toll-Free: 800 527-5232 Ext. 118 Toll-Free Fax: 800 887-2153
2010 Annual Buyers’ Guide Pres/CEO Railroad Prod Div Jon Russ Vincent
1001 S Linwood Ave Santa Ana CA 92705 714 384-0111 Natl Sls Mgr James Wang
PO Box 608 Sutton West ON L0E 1R0 Location: 20848 Dalton Rd 905 722-6035 Fax: 905 722-5195. Chemist Peter Robertson
4295 Catlett Rd Calverton VA 20138 540 788-9026 Fax: 540 788-4856. Toll-Free: 800 356-3072 VP-Mktg Henry Castameda
Chemical Safety Software
5901 Christie Ave Suite 502 Emeryville CA 94608 510 594-1000 Fax: 510 594-1100. Sls/Mktg Mgr Robert Dunn
1044 SE Dixie Cutoff Rd Stuart FL 34994-3436 772 288-4854 Fax: 772 287-3238. Owner Diane Haskett
Church & Trought Inc.
885 Don Mills Rd, Suite 106 Toronto ON M3C 1V9 416 391-2527 Fax: 416 391-1931. Partner John Trought
119 Concession 6 Rd Fisherville ON N0A 1G0 416 410-0432 Fax: 416 362-5231. Pres Colin Isaacs
3999 boul de la Cote-Vertu Saint-Laurent QC H4R 1R2 514 336-3330 Fax: 514 337-3336. Toll-Free: 800 800-1868 VP-Bus Dev Harry Topikian
519 864-3894 Fax: 519 864-3866. Toll-Free: 800 444-4244 VP-Sls Michael La Rocque
Clear Edge Filtration
16779 boul Hymus Kirkland QC H9H 3L4 514 694-1132 Fax: 514 694-3828. Toll-Free: 800 363-6612 Office Mgr Debbie Gale
Clements Assoc. Inc.
1992 Hunter Ave Newton IA 50208 641 792-8285 Fax: 641 792-1361. Pres James M Clements
Coast Waste Management Association
1185 Rolmar Cres Cobble Hill BC V0R 1L4 250 733-2213 Fax: 250 733-2214. Toll-Free: 866 386-2962 Exec Dir Will Burrows
Coastal Environmental Systems, Inc. 820 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134 206 682-6048 Ext. 133 Fax: 206 6825658. Toll-Free: 800 488-8291 Ext. 133 Product Mgr Jim McGregor
11250 14 Roger Bacon Dr Reston VA 20190 Fax: 703 471-4428. Toll-Free: 800 229-3925 Pres Seth G Leyman
Compliance Signs, Inc.
56 South Main St Chadwick IL 61014 800 578-1245 Fax: 800 578-1246. E-Mktg Coord David Anderson
3067 Jarrow Ave Mississauga ON L4X 2C6 905 624-4096 Fax: 905 624-4099. Toll-Free: 888 603-6172 Gen Mgr Jonathan Snook
Clean Earth Solutions Ltd.
178 Pennsylvania Ave, Unit 4 Concord ON L4K 4B1 905 482-2149 Fax: 416 913-1610. Toll-Free: 866 885-2706 Pres Kevin Sharfe Complete and continuous enhanced deep in situ aerobic hydrocarbon bioremediation solutions without chemical release or mechanical aeration. Soil and groundwater. Prudent response. Ecologically responsible.
Clean Harbors Canada, Inc. 4090 Telfer Rd, RR 1 Corunna ON N0N 1G0
Conformance Check Inc.
52 Harrop Ave Etobicoke ON M9B 2G9 416 620-0846 Fax: 866 306-5084. COO Robert Kolanko
Control Instruments Corp.
25 Law Dr Fairfield NJ 07004 973 575-9114 Fax: 973 575-0013. Mktg Mgr Patty Gardner
4109 E Zeering Rd Denair CA 95316 209 632-7571 Fax: 209 632-4711. Toll-Free: 800 222-7099 VP-Mktg David P Harris
Crimtech Services Ltd.
45-27429 Township Road 374 Red Deer County AB T4S 2H4 403 342-7579 Fax: 403 342-6929. Toll-Free: 800 993-9958
142 Enterprise Dr Gretna LA 70056 504 347-9292 Fax: 504 347-8900. Gen Mgr Wally Landry
cr/x environmental services, inc. 1026 Fourth Ave Coraopolis PA 15108 412 262-0730 Fax: 412 262-0731. Sls Rep Tim Benedict
Danatec Educational Services Ltd.
Clean Air Instrument Rental
500 W Wood St Palatine IL 60067 847 991-3300 Fax: 847 934-8260. Toll-Free: 800 553-5511 VP-Mktg Steve Rees
902 468-1248 Fax: 902 468-2207 CRA provides comprehensive engineering, environmental consulting, construction, and information technology (IT) services. CRA employs more than 3,000 people in over 90 offices across North America, Argentina, Brazil and England. Since 1976 CRA has provided clients with responsive, high quality, practical, and effective solutions in such areas as environmental site assessment and remediation, solid and hazardous waste management, regulatory compliance, air quality management, municipal infrastructure planning and design, and many others.
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates 651 Colby Dr Waterloo ON N2V 1C2 519 884-0510 Fax: 519 884-0525. Toll-Free: 800 265-6102 Bus Dev Mgr Bruce McConnell Branches: 110-3851 Shell Rd Richmond BC V6X 2W2 604 214-0510 Fax: 604 214-0525 5920 1A St SW, Suite 601 Calgary AB T2H 0G3 403 271-2000 Fax: 403 271-3013 111 Brunel Rd, Suite 200 Mississauga ON L4Z 1X3 905 712-0510 Fax: 905 712-0515 179 Colonnade Rd, Suite 400 Ottawa ON K2E 7J4 613 727-0510 Fax: 613 727-0704 4610 boul de la Côte-Vertu Saint-Laurent QC H4S 1C7 514 336-0510 Fax: 514 336-9434 45 Akerley Blvd Dartmouth NS B3B 1J7
201-11450 29 St SE Calgary AB T2V 3V5 403 232-6950 Fax: 403 232-6952. Toll-Free: 800 465-3366 Pres Ronald Martin
DEG Environmental Ltd.
PO Box 3024 Brighton ON K0K 1H0 613 475-1996 Fax: 613 475-5249. Site Mgr John Crowe
458 Morden Rd Oakville ON L6K 3W4 905 842-6985 Fax: 905 842-0226. Toll-Free: 866 333-6372 Dir-Tech Servs Martin J Hurtubise; Credit Dept Mgr Diana Kovacevic
3421 Fairview Crt Westbank BC V4T 1C1 250 768-4851 Fax: 250 768-5969. Intl Bus Mgr Ian Goodland
Donley Technology PO Box 152
Colonial Beach VA 22443 Location: 220 Garfield Ave 804 224-9427 Pres Elizabeth Donley
8112 Woodland Dr Indianapolis IN 46278 317 295-9770 Fax: 317 295-9822. Toll-Free: 800 355-4628 Pres Howard Levitin
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
7555 Danbro Cres Mississauga ON L5N 6P9 905 821-8988 Fax: 905 821-2565. Toll-Free: 877 372-4371 Toll-Free Fax: 800 329-8823 Mktg Asst Lynn Scharfe
E.S. Systems, Inc.
151 Kalmus Dr, Suite A202 Costa Mesa CA 92626-5999 714 513-2117 Fax: 714 513-2118. Natl Sls Mgr Mikel Bills
Eagle Manufacturing Company 2400 Charles St Wellsburg WV 26070 304 737-3171 Fax: 304 737-1752. VP/Sls Mgr John Mitchell
Eagle Technology, Inc.
11019 North Towne Square Rd Meguon WI 53092 262 241-3845 Fax: 262 241-5248. Toll-Free: 800 388-3268 Pres Harshad Shah
Earthguard Environmental Group Inc. 178 Main St Unionville ON L3R 2G9 905 415-1200 Fax: 905 477-4745. Chairman/CEO Joseph Pilarski
200-308 11 Ave SE Calgary AB T2G 0Y2 403 233-0748 Fax: 403 269-9544. Client Relations Mgr Janelle Leonard
Eco Waste Solutions
5195 Harvester Rd, Unit 14 Burlington ON L7L 6E9 905 634-7022 Fax: 905 634-0831. Toll-Free: 866 326-2876 CEO Steve Meldrum
17952 ch Sainte-Marie Kirkland QC H9J 2L5 514 697-9888 Fax: 514 697-5508. Pres Richard Masterton
ECOH Management Inc.
6130 Tomken Rd Mississauga ON L5T 1X7 905 795-2800 Fax: 905 795-2870. Toll-Free: 866 231-6855 Pres Mark Lai
EcoLog Environmental Resources Group 12 Concorde Pl, Suite 800 North York ON M3C 4J2 416 510-5197 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Ext. 5 Gen Mgr Carol Bell-LeNoury The EcoLog Group includes HazMat Management and Solid Waste & Recycling magazines as well as
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environmental and safety legislation services, newsletters and websites for the busy EHS professional. We are Canada’s largest publisher of business information for environment and occupational health & safety. EcoLog also produces the annual Environmental Compliance Conference each November. EcoLog’s ERIS division provides environmental risk information and property data from over 440 different government and private databases in a fast, accurate and convenient manner. For more information, visit EcoLog and it’s group of websites: www.ecolog.com, www.hazmatmag.com, www. solidwastemag.com, www.eris.ca.
Ecologic Waste Systems Corporation
20 Steckle Pl, Unit 4 Kitchener ON N2E 2C3 519 893-2200 Fax: 519 893-3010. Toll-Free: 800 268-5082 Pres Gerry O’Connor
The Education Safety Association of Ontario 4950 Yonge St, Suite 902 Toronto ON M2N 6K1 416 250-8005 Fax: 416 250-9190. Toll-Free: 877 732-3726 Dir-Prog Dev Jim Bell
Egmond Associates Ltd
27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 0A4 416 782-7227 Toll-Free: 877 755-7227 Toll-Free Fax: 877 755-7227 Principal John VanEgmond
Ellicott Dredges, LLC
1425 Wicomico St Baltimore MD 21230 410 545-0232 Fax: 410 545-0293. Dir-Sls Paul P Quinn
EMC Scientific Inc.
5800 Ambler Dr, Suite 100 Mississauga ON L4W 4J4 905 629-9247 Fax: 905 629-2607. Man Dir Alister Haddad
Emergency Film Group
PO Box 1928 Edgartown MA 02539 508 627-8844 Fax: 508 627-8863. Pres Gordon Massingham
Oakville ON L6K 3W9 Fax: 905 844-6953. Toll-Free: 888 767-2268 Admin Don Wright
1 Union St Elmira ON N3B 3J9 519 578-5100 Fax: 519 669-5002. Pres Bruce Taylor
Environmental Business Consultants 33 Wanita Road Mississauga ON L5G 1B3 905 271-2845 Pres James Sbrolla
Environmental Management Services, Inc.
1688 E Gude Dr, Suite 301 Rockville MD 20850 301 309-0475 Fax: 301 309-9052. Corp Bus Dir Angela Sharma
Environmental Products Inc.
5350 Evergreen Pky Sheffield Village OH 44054 440 934-2180 Fax: 440 934-4052. Sls Mgr Laurie Benko
Environmental Support Solutions, Inc (ESS) 1620 W Fountainhead Pky, Suite 100 Tempe AZ 85282 480 346-5500 Fax: 480 346-5599. Toll-Free: 800 289-6116 Toll-Free Fax: 800 743-9423 Acct Exec Sales.
EnviroSan Products / SOLUTION 2000 International 170 Alexandra Blvd Toronto ON M4R 1M4 416 483-5580 Fax: 416 483-5539. Pres Paul Marks
EQ-The Environmental Quality Company 36255 Michigan Ave Wayne MI 48184 734 329-8000 Fax: 734 329-8140. Toll-Free: 800 592-5489 Toll-Free Fax: 800 592-5329 Bus Dev Mgr Nanette Myers
EMRP Environmental Marine & Response Products Inc. 23 Craig St, Unit 3 Brantford ON N3R 7H8 519 751-3405 Fax: 519 751-3443. Pres John Theurer
ENV Treatment Systems Inc.
70 High St Toronto ON M8Y 3N9 416 503-7639 Fax: 416 503-8925. Water Mgr Robert Rainford
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96 Terrosa Rd Markham ON L3S 2N1 905 471-9890 Fax: 905 471-6439. Project Mgr Ravi Sharma
2395 Speakman Dr Mississauga ON L5K 1B3 866 263-9268 Fax: 905 823-1446. Cust Care Liz Summerfield
Fabco Plastics Western Ltd.
12938 148 St NW Edmonton AB T5L 2H8 780 451-0238 Fax: 780 455-4816. Sls Mgr John Shrum
Fabco Plastics Wholesale (Ontario) Limited
2175A Teston Rd Maple ON L6A 1T3 905 832-0600 Fax: 905 832-0992. Toll-Free: 800 565-6189 Toll-Free Fax: 800 668-8415 Sls Mgr Mike Fallis
Fabricated Plastics Limited
2175 Teston Rd Maple ON L6A 1T3 905 832-8161 Fax: 905 832-2111. VP-Sls G Landry
3228 South Service Rd, Suite 207 Burlington ON L7N 3H8 905 637-7034 Fax: 905 637-7037. Sls Mgr Brian Malcolm
FCM’s Green Municipal Fund
24 Clarence St Ottawa ON K1N 5P3 613 214-5221 Fax: 613 244-1515. Comm Mgr Lorie Boucher FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) offers a range of resources and services that specifically address the sustainable community development needs of municipal governments. The Fund provides financing and knowledge to support the development of communities that are more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Filter Innovations Inc.
EmerGeo Solutions Inc. 1001-1166 Alberni St Vancouver BC V6E 3Z3 604 681-0989 Toll-Free: 888 577-0911 CTO Timothy Webb
ERIS (Environmental Risk Information Service)
12 Concorde Pl, Suite 800 North York ON M3C 4J2 416 510-5204 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 866 517-5204 Res/Dev Mgr Mark Mattei ERIS can provide you with site and neighbourhood specific environmental information from over 440 different government and private databases! This allows you to focus environmental site assessments, maintain company records and/or address liability issues prior to property tansactions. ERIS provides high quality and reliable environmental reports and additional services for historical records review in a fast, accurate and convenient manner.
744 Gordon Baker Rd North York ON M2H 3B4 416 490-7848 Fax: 416 490-0974. Toll-Free: 877 803-0878 Pres/CEO John Dragasevich
Jackson MS 39201-6126 Fax: 601 355-5126. Toll-Free: 800 360-7788 Toll-Free Fax: 800 543-4203
151 Kalmus Dr, Suite A202 Costa Mesa CA 92626-5999 714 513-2100 Fax: 714 513-2111. Pres Stephen VanValkenburgh
Gardner Denver, Inc.
1800 Gardner Expy Quincy IL 62305 217 222-5400 Fax: 217 228-8243. Toll-Free: 800 682-9868 Mktg Coord/Serv Coord Linda Paul
439-8840 210 St Langley BC V1M 2Y2 604 857-9048 Fax: 604 857-9049. Toll-Free: 866 444-9048 CEO Ron Van Luven
Gemite Products Inc.
3840 E Robinson Rd, Suite 160 Amherst NY 14228 Fax: 905 672-6780. Toll-Free: 888 443-6483 Mktg Mgr Igor Nikolajev
1 Johnson Ave Matawan NJ 07747-2595 732 583-6200 Fax: 732 290-9391. Toll-Free: 800 405-9048
8047 rue Jarry E Anjou QC H1J 1H6 514 354-2511 Fax: 514 354-6948. Toll-Free: 800 463-4363 Pres Maurice Parise
1745 Meyerside Dr, Unit 8 Mississauga ON L5T 1C6 905 670-9580 Fax: 905 670-9204. Tech Sls Rep Mike Catalano
Global Hazmat, Inc.
423 505-8840 210th St Langley BC V1M 2Y2 604 882-4999 Fax: 604 882-4980. Toll-Free: 877 744-4999 Toll-Free Fax: 888 882-4980 Pres Kevin Swinden
367 Woodlawn Rd W, Unit 6 Guelph ON N1H 7K9 519 766-1000 Fax: 519 766-1100. Principal Mark Goldberg
400 Esna Park Dr, Unit 15 Markham ON L3R 3K2 905 475-7755 Fax: 905 475-7718. Pres Dave Fisher
112 Colonnade Rd Ottawa ON K2E 7L6 613 228-6259 Fax: 613 226-8639. Toll-Free: 877 676-3639 Toll-Free Fax: 866 228-4615 Mktg Mgr Julie Blackburn
Forestry Suppliers, Inc. PO Box 8397 Jackson MS 39284-8397 Location: 205 W Rankin St
Golden Environmental Services 2207 Simcoe Road 93, RR 1 Barrie ON L4M 4Y8 705 726-3921 Fax: 705 721-1599. Toll-Free: 800 414-2404 Dir-Sls/Mktg Chad Trivett Branches: 726 Hopkins Ave Peterborough ON K9J 4Y5 705 313-3830 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Specialists. In-situ and Ex-situ
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programs. Bio-Augmented Chemical Oxidation, Bio-Remediation, Chemical Oxidation, Metal Stabilization, Horizontal Injection Pathways, Emergency Spill Response Bio-Applications.
Gorman – Rupp of Canada Limited
70 Burwell Rd St Thomas ON N5P 3R7 519 631-2870 Fax: 519 631-4624. Mktg Mgr Mark Neal
GOwen Environmental Limited 1 Palace Pier Crt, Suite 3901 Toronto ON M8V 3W9 416 259-6911 Fax: 416 606-1656. Pres Gareth Owen
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP PO Box 121 Stn 1st Can Place Toronto ON M5X 1G5 Location: 1 First Canadian Place 100 King St W, Suite 1600 416 862-4300 Fax: 416 863-3410.
Grayling Industries, Inc.
1008 Branch Dr Alpharetta GA 30004 770 751-9095 Fax: 770 751-3710. Toll-Free: 800 635-1551 Mktg Mgr Ben Greene
GrayWolf Sensing Solutions LLC 6 Research Dr Shelton CT 06484 203 402-0477 Fax: 203 402-0478. Toll-Free: 800 218-7997 Mktg Admin Laura Lee
Green-Tech Environmental Engineering Ltd.
250 Consumers Rd, Suite 307 Toronto ON M2J 4V6 416 364-1760 Fax: 416 253-8901. Toll-Free: 519 913-0696 Toll-Free Fax: 519 913-0787 Pres/Eng Thomas W Davis P Eng
Greenspoon Specialty Contracting
42 Stafford Dr Brampton ON L6W 1L4 905 458-1005 Fax: 905 458-4149. VP-Enviro Servs JP Marini Greenspoon Specialty Contracting has been actively engaged in the Demolition and Environmental Remediation industry for over 50 years. Spanning across the commercial, industrial and government sectors, GSC is proficient in all areas of demolition (implosion and dismantlement), asbestos, mould and lead abatement, soil/groundwater remediation and site decomissioning. Proficient in LEED projects. Offices in Toronto, Winnipeg, Buffalo.
416 410-3130 Fax: 416 410-1249. Toll-Free: 877 877-1862 VP-Sls/Mktg Sven Dean GroundTech Solutions is the exclusive distributor of Geoprobe direct push machines and technologies in Canada. With locations in Toronto, Ontario and in Red Deer, Alberta we provide Genuine Geoprobe equipment, service, training, and field demonstrations of the very latest Geoprobe Models specially designed for the tougher soil conditions found throughout Canada.
IBS America, Inc.
International Products Corp.
ICC The Compliance Center Inc.
Interra Hazmat Emergency Response – Div. of Interra Environmental Inc.
Hannay Reels Inc.
553 State Route 143 Westerlo NY 12193 518 797-3791 Fax: 518 797-3259. Toll-Free: 877 467-3357 Toll-Free Fax: 800 733-5464 Dir-Adv/Pub Rel Edward Rash
Harold Marcus Limited
15124 Longwoods Rd Bothwell ON N0P 1C0 519 695-3734 Fax: 519 695-2249. Pres Denis Marcus
Hassco Industries Inc.
223 Ashland Ave London ON N5W 4E3 519 451-3100 Fax: 519 451-3102. Toll-Free: 800 668-0814 Pres David Hassan
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission 427 Laurier Ave W, Floor 7 Ottawa ON K1A 1M3 613 993-4331 Fax: 613 993-4686. Mgr Danile Goulet
HAZCO Environmental Services
PO Box 1271 Stn K Toronto ON M4P 3E5
205 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 7 Mississauga ON L4Z 1X8 905 890-7228 Fax: 905 890-7070. Toll-Free: 888 977-4834 Toll-Free Fax: 888 821-0735 Acct Mgr Greg Monette
Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Inc. 8 Hiscott St, Suite 1 St Catharines ON L2R 1C6 905 641-2323 Fax: 905 641-3601. Toll-Free: 888 843-2323 Toll-Free Fax: 877 439-2323 Pres John S Brinkman
Incinerator Consultants Incorporated
20755 Crescent Point Pl Ashburn VA 20147 703 437-1790 Fax: 703 891-9350. Pres Charles Brunner
INCOM Manufacturing Group 1259 Sandhill Dr Ancaster ON L9G 4V5 Fax: 905 648-7188. Toll-Free: 800 263-6238 Toll-Free Fax: 800 263-2945 VP Cy Dicks
Industrial Scientific Corporation
16 N Franklin St, Suite 201A Doylestown PA 18901 215 348-5105 Owner Clifford Lebowitz
1915 Clements Rd, Units 1-2 Pickering ON L1W 3V1 905 427-0220 Fax: 905 427-9901. Toll-Free: 877 747-7117 Pres Randy Myers; Mktg Mgr Jan Beattie
14845 Yonge St, Suite 197 Aurora ON L4G 6H8 905 727-5595 Fax: 905 727-1594. Toll-Free: 800 338-3287 Reg AB/Cdn Mgr Scott Hayzelden
Heron Instruments Inc.
2031 James St Burlington ON L7R 1H2 905 634-4449 Fax: 905 634-9657. Toll-Free: 800 331-2032 VP-Sls/Mktg Victoria Toon
Two Technology Pl East Syracuse NY 13057-9714 315 434-1100 Fax: 315 437-3803. Mktg Comm Supvr Naomi Kissel-Johns
Hetek Solutions, Inc.
150 Stevenson St S Guelph ON N1E 5N7 519 763-0700 Fax: 519 763-6684. CEO Harry Oussoren
2085 Piper Lane London ON N5V 3S5 519 659-1144 Fax: 519 453-2182. Toll-Free: 888 432-8422 CEO Wayne Hennigar; VP/Gen Mgr Andy Pauley
400 Pilot Crt Waukesha WI 53188 262 548-8900 Fax: 262 548-8908. Toll-Free: (Canada) 800 952-0121 662 Norris Crt Kingston ON K7P 2R9 613 389-8373 Fax: 613 389-8554. Pres/CEO Richard Vanderwal
201 Connecticut Dr Burlington NJ 08016 609 386-8770 Fax: 609 386-8438.
Bay 12-2180 Pegasus Way NE Calgary AB T2E 8M5 403 236-4901 Fax: 403 236-1759. Toll-Free: 866 249-7583 Pres Barry Lesiuk
PO Box 4504 Lago Vista TX 78645 512 267-9705 Fax: 512 267-9703.
103-3355 114th Ave SE Calgary AB T2Z 0K7 403 297-0444 Fax: 403 253-3188. Toll-Free: 800 667-0444 Pres David Mattinson
Hydroclave Systems Corp. GroundTech Solutions
125 Hartwell Ave Lexington MA 02421 781 862-9002 Fax: 781 862-9003. VP-Sls Dan Riordan
Insitu Contractors Inc.
Instrumentation Northwest, Inc. 8902 122nd Ave NE Kirkland WA 98033 425 822-4434 Fax: 425 822-8384. Toll-Free: 800 776-9355 Sls Rep Romey Gilbert
International Environmental Products
2 Villanova Center 795 E Lancaster Ave Suite 280 Villanova PA 19085 610 520-7665 Fax: 610 520-7663. VP-Sls Joe Dougherty
Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc.
6605 Hurontario St, Suite 500 Mississauga ON L5T 0A3 905 364-7800 Fax: 905 364-7816. Contact Glenn Ferguson Branches: Calgary AB; Guelph ON; Ottawa ON; Halifax NS Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. is a leading science-based consulting firm, providing expert advice on toxicology, human health and ecological risk assessment, risk communication, public consultation and regulatory affairs. With five offices in Canada and more than 40 highly qualified professionals, we are uniquely positioned to apply our diverse expertise and experience in the fields of biology, toxicology, aquatic toxicology, environmental toxicology and environmental studies to help our clients manage their diverse environmental issues and challenges.
Investigative Science Incorporated
1050 Cooke Blvd, Unit 2 Burlington ON L7T 4A8 905 634-4200 Fax: 905 634-1966. Principal James Ford
17751 Sky Park E, Suite G Irvine CA 92614 949 851-8356 Fax: 949 851-4985. Toll-Free: 800 246-8487 Pres/CEO W Richard Ulmer
ITT Water & Wastewater
300 av Labrosse Pointe-Claire QC H9R 4V5 514 695-0100 Fax: 514 697-0602. Comm Mgr Raymond Simond
Ivey International Inc.
PO Box 706 Campbell River BC V9W 6J3 250 923-6326 Fax: 250 923-0718. Toll-Free: 800 246-2744
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 368 Neenah WI 54957-0368 Location: 3003 W Breezewood Lane Neenah WI 54956 920 722-2848 Fax: 920 727-7516. Toll-Free: 800 327-6868 Toll-Free Fax: 800 727-7516 Dir-Bus Dev David Ellis WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 31
Jacques Whitford Limited
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7271 Warden Ave Markham ON L3R 5X5 905 474-7700 Fax: 905 479-9326. VP Bill Stiebel
Jagger Hims Limited
1091 Gorham St, Suite 301 Newmarket ON L3Y 8X7 905 853-3303 Fax: 905 853-1759. Toll-Free: 800 263-7419
JLM Systems Ltd.
23091 Westminster Hwy Richmond BC V6V 1B9 604 521-3248 Fax: 604 521-1244. Toll-Free: 888 736-8645 Pres Dick Gangnon
400 Babylon Rd Horsham PA 19044 215 441-9595 Fax: 215 441-9642. Toll-Free: 888 667-5477 Pres/CEO Jonathan Bell
JP Specialties, Inc.
551 Birch St Lake Elsinore CA 92530 951 674-6869 Fax: 951 674-1315. Toll-Free: 800 821-3859 Pres/Owner David R Poole
Toll-Free: 866 577-2326 Pres Rick G Kozuch
Lakeland Protective Wear Inc. 59 Bury Crt Brantford ON N3S 0A9 519 757-0700 Fax: 519 757-0799. Toll-Free: 800 489-9131 Gen Mgr Peter Brasseur
Lakes Environmental Software 419 Phillip St., Unit 3 Waterloo ON N2L 3X2 519 746-5995 Fax: 519 746-0793. Pres Jesse Thé
Lakeview Engineered Products Inc. 2500 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne IN 46802 260 432-3479 Fax: 260 432-6239. Ops Mgr Jim Woolf
Layfield Geosynthetics & Industrial Fabrics Ltd.
11603 180 St NW Edmonton AB T5S 2H6 780 453-6731 Fax: 780 455-5218. Toll-Free: 800 840-2884 Mktg Coord Tim Starchuk
PO Box 649 New Castle DE 19720-0649 302 322-4222 Fax: 302 322-6062. Pres/CEO Peter C Martinez
Keystone Environmental Ltd.
320-4400 Dominion St Burnaby BC V5G 4G3 604 430-0671 Fax: 604 430-0672. Principal William R Donald
Kidde Canada Inc.
340 Four Valley Dr Concord ON L4K 5Z1 905 695-6060 Fax: 905 660-4670. Toll-Free: 800 667-0423 Toll-Free Fax: 877 545-6555 VP Joe Di Filippo
Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund L.P. Scotia Plaza 40 King St W, Suite 2700 Box 127 Toronto ON M5H 3Y2 416 814-3437 Fax: 416 635-7697. Dev Mgr Pamela Kraft
Kodiak Environmental Limited 871 Equestrian Crt, Unit 1A Oakville ON L6L 6L7 905 825-2943 Fax: 905 825-8743. Env Geologist Doug Ritcey
Kostecky Environmental Ltd.
PO Box 7 Site 7 RR 2 Cochrane AB T4C 1A2 403 932-3243 Fax: 403 932-7374. Principal Morley M Kostecky
KPR Adcor VCI Inc.
PO Box 57130 RPO Jackson Sq Hamilton ON L8P 4W9 Location: 2 King St W 905 628-3232 Fax: 905 628-2529. 32 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
1750 Madison Ave New Richmond WI 54017 715 246-2888 Fax: 715 246-2573. Sls Mgr Steven Panasuk
Loraday Environmental Products 142 Commerce Park Rd, Unit 1 Barrie ON L4N 8W8 705 733-3342 Fax: 705 733-3352. Toll-Free: 888 853-6600 Pres Peter Lorimer
LEHDER Environmental Services Limited
704 Mara St, Suite 210 Point Edward ON N7V 1X4 519 336-4101 Fax: 519 336-4311. Principal Mark Roehler Branches: 9954 67th Ave Edmonton AB T6E 0P5 780 462-4099 Fax: 780 462-4392 Principal Daryl Zander LEHDER is one of the largest Air Quality Management companies in Canada. At LEHDER we recognize our client’s need to make decisions that provide for operational flexibility while meeting regulatory economic and social requirements. All Air Quality aspects – source testing, emission inventories, air dispersion modeling, data interpretation and approval applications – are managed internally without outsourcing and partnering. LEHDER Environmental Services provides totally integrated solutions to industrial clients throughout North America.
2872 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 5T5 905 829-3299 Fax: 905 829-2919. Toll-Free: 888 453-8488 Inside Sls Mgr Lynn Peca-Chmara
Lineman’s Testing Laboratories of Canada Limited 41 Rivalda Rd North York ON M9M 2M4 416 742-6911 Fax: 416 748-0290. Toll-Free: 800 299-9769 Gen Mgr Robby Borda
Mil-Ram Technology, Inc.
Lord & Partners Ltd.
MPSI – Marketing & Product Services Inc.
Miller Thomson LLP
741 Muskoka Rd 3 N, Unit 9 Huntsville ON P1H 2L3 705 788-1966 Fax: 705 788-1969. Toll-Free: 877 490-6660 Pres/CEO Barry Young
4223 Rundlehorn Dr NE Calgary AB T1Y 2K3 403 285-9809 Fax: 403 280-0384. Pres Jack M Qually
Malroz Engineering Inc.
308 Wellington St, Floor 2 Kingston ON K7K 7A8 613 548-3446 Fax: 613 548-7975. Pres David Malcolm 2779 Herald Rd Sharon ON L0G 1V0 905 853-4775 Fax: 905 836-5306. Toll-Free Fax: 866 578-4617
Mandel Scientific Co Inc.
2 Admiral Pl Guelph ON N1G 4N4 519 763-9292 Fax: 519 763-2005. Toll-Free: 888 883-3636
100 Spontex Dr Columbia TN 38401 Toll-Free: 800 537-2897 Toll-Free Fax: 800 537-3299 Mktg Mgr Carmen A Castro
Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd. 305 Armstrong Ave, Unit 9 Georgetown ON L7G 4X6 905 873-7791 Fax: 905 873-6012. Gen Mgr Scott Langstaff
Marsh-McBirney, Inc. – A Hach Company Brand 4539 Metropolitan Crt Frederick MD 21704 301 874-5599 Fax: 240 358-0243. Hach Flow Sales Customer Support Group
LEX Scientific Inc.
2 Quebec St Suite 204 Guelph ON N1H 2T3 519 824-7082 Fax: 519 824-5784. Toll-Free: 800 824-7082 Dir Michael Hoffbauer
heat recovery technology for process optimization, dryer/oxidizer refurbishing, plant and process energy optimization, heat exchanger replacements, and catalyst sales/testing services, and industrial ovens for coating and painting processes. 4135 Business Center Dr Fremont CA 94538 510 656-2001 Fax: 510 656-2004. Toll-Free: 888 464-5726 Pres Carlos B Ramirez
Kam Biotechnology Ltd.
101-9710 187th St Surrey BC V4N 3N6 604 888-4336 Fax: 604 888-6623. Pres Aline Ferchichi
Liquid Waste Technology, LLC
830 Prosper Rd De Pere WI 54115 920 337-1579 Fax: 920 339-2793. Toll-Free: 800 862-6943 Mktg/Admv Asst Heidi Taylor Manufacturer of regenerative thermal, recuperative and catalytic oxidizers,
PO Box 1011 Toronto ON M5H 3S1 Location: 40 King St W, Suite 5800 416 595-8500 Fax: 416 595-8695. Toll-Free: 888 762-5559 Sr Mgr-Mktg/Bus Dev Martha Hartwick Branches: Robson Crt, 1000 840 Howe St Vancouver BC V6Z 2M1 800 794-6866 Fax: 604 643-1200 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.millerthomson.com 3000-700 9th Ave Calgary AB T2P 3V4 888 298-2400 Fax: 403 262-0007 E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.millerthomson.com 2700 Commerce Pl 10155 102 St Edmonton AB T5J 4G8 800 215-1016 Fax: 780 424-5866 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.millerthomson.com Ontario AGRI Centre 100 Stone Rd, Suite 301 Guelph ON N1G 5L3 866 658-0092 Fax: 519 822-1583 E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.millerthomson.com One London Pl 255 Queens Ave, Suite 2010 London ON N6A 5R8 877 319-3500 Fax: 519 858-8511 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.millerthomson.com 60 Columbia Way, Suite 600 Markham ON L3R 0C9 866 348-2432 Fax: 905 415-6777 E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.millerthomson.com Accelerator Bldg 295 Hagey Blvd, Suite 300 Waterloo ON N2L 6R5 866 658-0091 Fax: 519 743-2540 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.millerthomson.com Miller Thomson Pouliot CIBC Tower 1155 boul René-Lévesque O, étage 31 Montréal QC H3B 3S6 888 875-5210 Fax: 514 875-4308 E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.millerthomsonpouliot.com
Minuteman International, Inc. 14N845 US Route 20 Pingree Grove IL 60140 630 570-2371 Fax: 847 683-5207.
2010 Annual Buyers’ Guide NovaLynx Corporation
Procyon Consulting Inc.
PCB Disposal Inc.
Provincial Environmental Services Inc
Monroe Environmental Corp.
Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO)
MTE Consultants Inc.
OCETA – Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement
Toll-Free: 800 323-9420 Ext. 2371 Dir-Hazmat Div Ed Hribar
Monalt Environmental Inc.
73 Railside Rd, Unit 4 North York ON M3A 1B2 416 391-3241 Fax: 416 391-3815. Pres Cornel Monaru PO Box 806 Monroe MI 48161 Location: 810 West Front St 734 242-7654 Fax: 734 242-5275. Toll-Free: 800 992-7707 Pres Gary Pashaian
PO Box 240 Grass Valley CA 95945 530 823-7185 Fax: 530 823-8997. Toll-Free: 800 321-3577 Pres Joseph R Andre
6519B Mississauga Rd Mississauga ON L5N 1A6 905 567-7196 Fax: 905 567-7191. Exec Mgr Peter Fletcher
520 Bingemans Centre Dr Kitchener ON N2B 3X9 519 743-6500 Fax: 519 743-6513. Vice President / Sr Hydrogeologist Peter Gray
2070 Hadwen Rd, Unit 201A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Pres/CEO Kevin Jones
PO Box 33092 Cleveland OH 44133-0092 Location: 12800 York Rd 440 237-4600 Fax: 440 582-2759. Toll-Free: 800 200-4603 Pres Mike Guandiani
3001 Sheldon Dr Cary NC 27513 919 677-0100 Fax: 919 677-0200. Product Mktg Mgr Lee Aiken
Munich Trade Fairs Canada IFAT 2842 Bloor St W Toronto ON M8X 1B1 416 237-9939 Fax: 416 237-9920. Pres Brigitte Mertens
My green workplace
159 Ridout St S London ON N6C 3X7 519 645-7733 Fax: 519 317-7733. Pres Paul van der Werf
Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd.
Ontario Environment Industry Association 330 Adelaide St W, Suite 218 Toronto ON M5V 1R4 416 531-7884 Exec Dir Alex Gill
1165 Linda Vista Dr, Suite 113 San Marcos CA 92078 760 752-3005 Fax: 760 752-3007. Pres Paul Stenberg
52520A Range Rd 271 Spruce Grove AB T7X 3M8 780 960-3660 Fax: 780 962-6885. Toll-Free: 888 960-8222 Pres Darryl Nelson
Opta Minerals Inc.
Nett Technologies Inc.
Optimum Sciences Inc.
6707 Goreway Dr, Unit 2 Mississauga ON L4V 1P7 905 672-5453 Fax: 905 672-5949. Toll-Free: 800 361-6388 Tech Exec Abhinav Dhingra
Network Environmental Services Inc. 31 Golden Gate Crt Scarborough ON M1P 3A4 416 299-0116 Fax: 416 299-9649. Toll-Free: 800 272-6118 Pres Mike Aston
407 Parkside Dr E Waterdown ON L0R 2H0 905 689-6661 Fax: 905 689-3989. QC Mgr John Papaioannou 1874 Hwy 206, Unit 2 Fonthill ON L0S 1E6 905 892-1800 Fax: 905 892-4359. Pres Paul Couture
1000 boul Saint-Jean bureau 205 Pointe-Claire QC H9R 5P1 514 636-8712 Fax: 514 636-9718. Reg Mgr Jean Grenier 72 Lake Drwy W Ajax ON L1S 3X1 905 428-6480 Fax: 905 428-6481. Toll-Free: 800 563-7227 Pres Eric A H Smith 1026 Fourth Ave Coraopolls PA 15108 412 262-0725 Fax: 412 262-0731. Sls Rep Tim Benedict
Perma-Tech Industrial Coatings 23100 Miles Rd Cleveland OH 44128 Fax: 216 663-7202. Toll-Free: 888 885-4637
PFE Pumps Inc.
5 Progress Dr Orillia ON L3V 6H1 705 327-6550 Fax: 705 327-6551. Toll-Free: 866 683-7867 Adv/Mktg Mgr Diane Balcerczyk
Photech Environmental Solutions Inc. 600 Read Rd St. Catharines ON L2R 7K6 905 938-9465 Fax: 905 938-8978. Toll-Free: 877 938-9465 Toll-Free Fax: 877 938-8978
300 Second Ave Waltham MA 02451 781 290-0777 Fax: 781 290-4884. VP-Sls/Mktg Lon Loken
Pilot Performance Resources ISO Management PO Box 68584 Brampton ON L6R 0J8 Location: 25 Great Lakes Dr 905 792-3130 Pres Jayne Pilot
6456 Parkland Dr Sarasota FL 34243 941 756-6410 Fax: 941 727-9654. Toll-Free: 800 922-5242 Mktg Rep Kaylie Boland
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
211 11 Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 0C6 403 806-7000 Fax: 403 806-7348. Exec Dir Corp Comm Stephen Lewis
PO Box 50 Toronto ON M5X 1B8 Location: 1 First Canadian Pl 416 362-2111 Fax: 416 862-6666. Partner Daniel Kirby
NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc.
PAP Engineering Services
PO Box 843 Hamilton ON L8N 3N9 Location: 505 Kenora Ave N Hamilton ON L8E 3P2 905 577-0575 Fax: 905 577-0842. Toll-Free: 800 263-9762 Gen Mgr John Daneliuk
Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada 350 Albert St, Floor 5 Ottawa ON K1A 0S5 Toll-Free: 800 635-7943 Toll-Free Fax: 800 565-7757
Purifics ES Inc.
340 Sovereign Rd London ON N6M 1A8 519 473-5788 Fax: 519 473-0934. Pres Brian Butters
Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division 345 Horner Ave, Suite 300 Toronto ON M8W 1Z6 416 253-6000 Fax: 416 253-6699. Toll-Free: 800 565-7054 Pres Demolition Karim El-Khatib
Quantum Murray LP – Hazardous Materials Abatement Division 100-3600 Viking Way Richmond BC V6V 1N6 604 270-7388 Fax: 604 270-7389. Toll-Free: 800 251-7773 Pres Haz Mat Division Doug Wynn
Quantum Murray LP – Metals Division
961 Zelco Dr Burlington ON L7L 4Y2 905 681-8832 Fax: 905 637-6267. Toll-Free: 800 932-6232 Pres Metals Gary Thomson
Quantum Murray LP – Remediation Division
1749 Woodward Dr Ottawa ON K2C 0P9 613 820-9622 Fax: 613 820-9623. Toll-Free: 800 251-7773 Pres Remediation Brian Stuckert
2470 Milltower Crt Mississauga ON L5N 7W5 905 363-0678 Fax: 905 363-0681. Toll-Free: 888 767-3330 Mktg Mgr Robin Connelly
Plasco Energy Group Inc.
190 E Hoffman Ave Lindenhurst NY 11757 631 226-2930 Fax: 631 236-3125. Toll-Free: 800 842-1630 Pres Michael N Robbins
34 Jasmine Rd Toronto ON M9M 2P9 416 743-9601 Fax: 416 747-9058. Design Eng Pat Priorello
1145 Innovation Dr Suite 100 Ottawa ON K2K 3G8 613 591-9438 Fax: 613 591-9441. Exec VP Christopher Gay
Paracel Laboratories Ltd.
2319 St. Laurent Blvd, Suite 300 Ottawa ON K1G 4J8 613 731-9577 Toll-Free: 800 749-1947 Sls Mgr Dan Barton
132 Banff Rd Toronto ON M4P 2P5 416 469-8438 Fax: 416 489-4168. Pres Lars Henriksson
238 Hickling Tr Barrie ON L4M 5W5 705 739-9738 Fax: 705 739-8448. Mgr Doreen Chamberlin
617 Windmill Dartmouth NS B3B 1B6 902 466-2151 Fax: 902 466-2264. Toll-Free: 800 250-9224 VP/Gen Mgr John McKim
Quantum Murray LP – Training Division 10 Kenmore Ave, Unit 4 Stoney Creek ON L8E 5N1 905 388-4444 Fax: 905 643-3106. Toll-Free: 877 378-7745 Mark Jasper
Quatrex Environmental Inc.
1011 Haultain Crt, Unit 16 Mississauga ON L4W 1W1 905 848-1039 Fax: 905 848-9323. Toll-Free: 866 782-8739 Pres Patrick Paradis
R & R Laboratories Ltd.
1557 Fair Ave Peterborough ON K9K 1T1 705 748-9564 Fax: 705 748-9564. Pres Ramesh Makhija WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 33
RAE Systems Inc.
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3775 N 1st St San Jose CA 95134 408 952-8200 Fax: 408 952-8400. Toll-Free Fax: 877 723-2878
RGF Environmental Group Inc. 3875 Fiscal Crt West Palm Beach FL 33404 561 848-1826 Fax: 561 848-9454. VP Walter Ellis
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited 15 Townline Orangeville ON L9W 3R4 519 941-5331 Fax: 519 941-8120.
Ram Lining Systems Inc.
RR 1 Bayfield ON N0M 1G0 519 524-1904 Fax: 519 524-6721. Pres Frank Kunc
Raw Materials Company Inc.
PO Box 6 Port Colborne ON L3K 5V7 Location: 17 Invertose Dr 905 835-1203 Fax: 905 835-6824. Dir Richard Unyi
800 W Fourth St Williamsport PA 17701 570 323-1010 Ext. 1415 Fax: 570 323-8082. Toll-Free: 800 734-7226 Coord Glenda Rutherford
Response Biomedical Corporation 1781 75th Ave W Vancouver BC V6P 6P2 604 456-6010 Fax: 604 456-6083. Acct Mgr Biodefense Michael Bayliss
our staff has had over 980,000 hours on-site experience and completed over 9,000 projects from emergency service and maintenance calls to multi-million dollar projects. REC Staff has CPIC Security Clearance. 1-800-894-4924 Canada/USA.
Rivercourt Engineering Inc. 250 Merton St, Suite 502 Toronto ON M4S 1B1 416 481-5474 Pres Andrew Hellebust
Rochester Midland Limited
851 Progress Crt Oakville ON L6J 5A8 905 847-3000 Fax: 905 847-1675. Toll-Free: 800 387-7174 Serv/Support Mgr Annette Kieft
Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Ltd. 3155-21331 Gordon Way Richmond BC V6W 1J9 604 275-1346 Fax: 604 241-0995. Toll-Free: 888 677-4556 Gen Mgr Ron MacMillan
Rocky Mountain Environmental Ltd. 3155-21331 Gordon Way Richmond BC V6W 1J9 604 275-1346 Fax: 604 241-0995. Toll-Free: 888 677-4556 Pres Ron MacMillan
Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Inc. PO Box C-23 Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0 Location: North Vancouver BC V7J 1G1 604 947-7677 Pres Andrew Thompson
Ronco Restoration Environmental Contractors – REC DemolitionREC Disaster Recovery
PO Box 746, Gormley ON L0H 1G0 Location: 10 Stalwart Industrial Dr, Unit 5 905 888-0066 Fax: 905 888-0071. Toll-Free: 800 894-4924 Pres/CEO Don Bremner Branches: Restoration Environmental Contractors – REC Demolition 124 Garden Ave Brantford ON N3S 7W4 519 757-1126 Fax: 519 756-8721 Restoration Environmental Contractors – REC Demolition 240 McLeod St Ottawa ON K1P 6P4 613 567-1173 Fax: 613 567-4853 Restoration Environmental REC Disaster Response 106-1st St E 109 Tierra Verde FL 33715 We’re the Abatement, Demolition and Remediation Experts: Specializing in Disaster and Emergency Response, Structural Building Demolition, Removal of all Hazardous Materials; including Asbestos, Mould-Mold Remediation (Microbial Decontamination), Fire Flood Water Damage Restoration, Lead Paint, Lead and Heavy Metal Dust, Industrial Plant Decommissioning, PCB’s and Infectious Disease Control. Since 1989, 34 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
267 North Rivermede Rd Concord ON L4K 3N7 905 660-6700 Fax: 905 660-6903. Toll-Free: 877 663-7735
RPR Environmental Inc.
164 South Service Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 3H6 905 662-0062 Fax: 905 662-9607. Toll-Free: 800 667-5217 Sls Mgr Patrick Whitty
1 Rubb Lane Sanford ME 04073 207 324-2877 Fax: 207 324-2347. Toll-Free: 800 289-7822 Dir-Mktg Gordon Collins
216 Garfield Ave West Chester PA 19380 800 733-3626 Fax: 610 436-8436. Sls/Mktg Mgr Rebekah Gormish
SEI Industries Ltd.
7400 Wilson Ave Delta BC V4G 1E5 604 946-3131 Fax: 604 940-9566. Div Mgr Paul Reichard
SGS Geostat Ltd.
10 boul de la Seigneurie E, bureau 203 Blainville QC J7C 3V5 450 433-1050 Fax: 450 433-1048. Toll-Free: 800 474-6561 Mgr Claude Duplessis
2200 Lake Shore Blvd W Toronto ON M8V 1A4 416 679-6116 Fax: 416 231-5356. VP-Environment Douglas B Hodgins
113-2505 11th Ave Regina SK S4P 0K6 306 543-1567 Fax: 306 543-1568. COO Kathleen Livingston
Safety Equipment Institute 1307 Dolley Madison Blvd, Suite 3A McLean VA 20170 703 442-5732 Fax: 703 442-5756. Pres Pat Gleason
Safety Express Ltd. 4190 Sladeview Cres, Unit 1 Mississauga ON L5L 0A1 905 608-0111 Fax: 905 608-0091. Toll-Free: 800 465-3898 Toll-Free Fax: 888 608-0091 Pres Nak Tsounis
Safety House 267 North Rivermede Rd Concord ON L4K 3N7 605 660-8794 Fax: 905 660-6903. Toll-Free: 877 663-7735
Sendex Environmental Corp. 417 Exeter Rd London ON N6E 2Z3 519 680-3868 Fax: 519 680-3870. Pres Marc B Trudell
SENES Consultants Limited 121 Granton Dr, Unit 12 Richmond Hill ON L4B 3N4 905 764-9380 Fax: 905 764-9386. Pres Don Gorber
Sensaphone Inc. 901 Tryens Rd Aston PA 19014 610 558-2700 Fax: 610 558-0222. Toll-Free: 877 373-2700 VP-Sls/Mktg Robert Douglass
Servomex Company Inc. Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. 1471 boul Lionel-Boulet, bureau 32 Varennes QC J3X 1P7 450 652-9990 Fax: 450 652-2290. Toll-Free: 800 263-7870 Sanexen is a Canadian Service and technology company specialising in fully integrated PCB waste management, site remediation, biotreatment, water treatment, risk assessment, as well as rehabilitation of underground watermains using trenchless technologies. Sanexen’s team of experienced professionals can provide turnkey solutions to a wide range of environmental problems. Over the last ten years, Sanexen has also developed a significant expertise in environmental work in the arctic.
Sarva Bio Remed, LLC 11 North Willow St Trenton NJ 08608 609 695-4922 Fax: 419 710-5831. Toll-Free: 877 717-2782 Ext. 1 Pres/CEO Satya Ganti
Schlumberger Water Services 460 Phillip St, Suite 101 Waterloo ON N2L 5J2 519 746-1798 Fax: 519 885-5262. Mktg Mgr Martin Draeger
Science Applications International Corporation – SAIC Canada 60 Queen St, Suite 1516 Ottawa ON K1P 5Y7 613 563-7242 Fax: 613 563-3399. VP/Div Mgr SAIC Canada Kenneth F Donovan
Seaman Corporation 1000 Venture Blvd Wooster OH 44691 704 987-0055 Fax: 704 987-0140. Toll-Free: 800 927-8578 Toll-Free Fax: 800 649-2737 Specialist-in-Charge Bill Shehane
525 Julie Rivers Dr, Suite 185 Sugar Land TX 77478 281 295-5800 Fax: 281 295-2834. Toll-Free: 800 862-0200 Mktg Specialist Tina Igunbor
SGS Environmental Services (Laboratory) 185 Concession St Lakefield ON K0L 2H0 705 652-2111 Fax: 705 652-6365. Toll-Free: 877 747-7658 Sr Project Specialist Chris Sullivan
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 7102 Riverwood Dr Columbia MD 21046 410 381-1227 Fax: 410 381-1222. Pres Takeshi Kawami
Sierra Monitor Corporation 1991 Tarob Crt Milpitas CA 95035 408 262-6611 Fax: 408 262-9042. VP-Mktg Steve Ferree
Skedco, Inc. PO Box 3390 Tualatin OR 97062 Location: 10505 SW ManRasset Dr 503 691-7909 Fax: 503 691-7973. VP/Gen Mgr Bud Calkin
Skelly and Loy, Inc. 449 Eisenhower Blvd Suite 300 Harrisburg PA 17111-2302 717 232-0593 Fax: 717 232-1799. Toll-Free: 800 892-6532 Pres John Gunnett
Smiths Detection – Danbury 21 Commerce Dr Danbury CT 06810 203 207-9700 Fax: 203 207-9780. Toll-Free Fax: 888 473-6747 Mgr Dana Knox-Gower
2010 Annual Buyers’ Guide Staplex Air Sampler Division
Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine
12 Concorde Pl, Suite 800 Toronto ON M3C 4J2 416 510-6798 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Editor Guy Crittenden Solid Waste & Recycling magazine is published six times a year by the Business Information Group. The magazine provides strategic information and perspectives on all aspects of Canadian solid waste collection, hauling, processing and disposal. Readers include municipal waste managers, recycling coordinators and haulers, as well as waste managers from the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, consultants and operators of landfills, transfer stations, MRFs, incinerators, composting and other facilities.
Solmax International Inc.
2801 boul Marie-Victorin Varennes AB J3X 1P7 450 929-1234 Fax: 450 929-2547. Toll-Free: 800 571-3904 NA Sales Mgr Michael Winterbourne
Solution Soil Treatment Facility 236 Glasgow St N Guelph ON N1H 4X2 519 763-2227 Fax: 519 763-9887. Dir-Bus Dev Neil Ryan
Sonic Soil Sampling Inc.
668 Millway Ave Units 15-16 Concord ON L4K 3V2 905 660-0501 Fax: 905 660-7143. Toll-Free: 877 897-6642
Specialty Technical Publishers 306-267 Esplanade W North Vancouver BC V7M 1A5 604 983-3434 Fax: 604 983-3445. Toll-Free: 800 251-0381 Pres Chris Heming
Spez-Tech Engineered Fluid Power Technology
2144 Burbank Dr Mississauga ON L5L 2T8 905 828-5579 Fax: 905 828-8189. Sls/Tech Mgr Lou Speziale
Spill Management Inc.
45 Upper Mount Albion Rd Stoney Creek ON L8J 2R9 905 578-9666 Fax: 905 578-6644. Pres/Owner Cliff Holland
Standard Safety Equipment Company PO Box 189, McHenry IL 60051 Location: 1407 Ridgeview Dr McHenry IL 60050 815 363-8565 Fax: 815 363-8633. Pres/CEO Scott R Olson
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
49 Frederick St Kitchener ON N2H 6M7 519 579-4410 Fax: 519 579-6733. Eng David Flynn
777 Fifth Ave Brooklyn NY 11232-1626 718 768-3333 Fax: 718 965-0750. Toll-Free: 800 221-0822 Sls Mgr Doug Butler
Strata Soil Sampling Inc. 147 West Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 2 Richmond Hill ON L4B 1C6 905 764-9304 Fax: 905 764-1124. Toll-Free: 866 778-7282 Ops Mgr Johan Fenelius Strata Provides environmental drilling services using the latest machines from Geoprobe Systems, the world leader in direct push technologies. Strata uses reliable and cost efficient sampling methods with modern machines that are specifically designed to meet the needs of Canada’s unique soil conditions. Strata also installs up to 2’ diameter monitor well installations, provides SPT and CP services.
SustaiNet Software Solutions Inc. 910-1111 Melville St Vancouver BC V6E 3V6 604 717-4327 Fax: 604 736-9531. Pres Howard Adam
Systems Plus PO Box 839 New Hamburg ON N0B 2G0 Location: 1451 Gingerich Rd Baden ON N3A 3J7 519 634-5708 Fax: 519 634-5779. Toll-Free: 800 604-2645 Pres Garry Ruttan
T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. 93 Skyway Ave Suite 101, Toronto ON M9W 6N6 416 679-8914 Fax: 416 679-8915. Toll-Free: 888 275-8436 Pres/COO John C Fisher Branches: Location: 931 Commissioners Rd E Suite 100, London ON N5Z 3H9 Location: 19 Fairmont Ave Suite 305, Ottawa ON K1Y 1X4 Location: 5 Place du Commerce bureau 100, Brossard QC J4W 3E7 T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. (THEM) Is a diverse group of engineering, scientific, technical and industrial hygiene professionals providing consulting services to a variety of industrial, commercial, and institutional clients since 1979. THEM is committed to providing our clients with high quality services at cost effective prices, and in a time-efficient manner.
TIGG Corporation 1 Willow Ave Oakdale PA 15071 724 703-3020 Fax: 724 703-3026. Toll-Free: 800 925-0011 Bus Dev Mgr Jeff Marmarelli Branches: Location: Houston TX Location: Herber Springs AR TIGG Corporation designs and fabricates systems to remove trace contaminants from air and water. We manufacture more than 60 standard modular adsorbers, which can be filled with a media to meet your specific needs. Our scope of supply can include pumps and blowers, pre-filters and mist eliminators and ductwork and piping modules. Combined with our ability to create rental and exchange programs we have created a one-stop shopping resource for your purification challenge.
TankSafe Inc. 208-3112 11 St NE Calgary AB T2E 7J1 403 291-3937 Fax: 403 291-5125. Mktg Mgr Jon Johnston
TankTek Environmental Services Ltd. 970 Third Concession Rd, RR 1 Pickering ON L1V 2P8 905 839-4400 Fax: 905 839-6600. Toll-Free: 877 789-6224 Gen Mgr Thomas Burt
Since 1989, Terrafix has successfully supplied and installed more than 50,000,000 ft2 of Geosynthetics worldwide. Worldwide services include: Supply/ Installation of all types of Geomembrane & Geosynthetic Clay Liners; Spray-on Seamless Membranes, Asphaltic-rubber, Poly-urea and Polyurethane; Fusion welding of PE pipe; Supply and installation of Geotextiles, Geonets, Geocomposites and Geogrids, as well as many other Geosynthetics.
Terrapex Environmental Ltd. 49 Coldwater Rd Toronto ON M3B 1Y8 416 245-0011 Contact Jennifer O’Grady Branches: Location: Burlington ON 905 632-5939 Contact George Kosztyo Location: Ottawa ON 613 745-6471 Contact Paul Hubley Our Values: Integrity – Technical Excellence – Personal Service – Practical Approach Our Vision: Terrapex will be the preferred provider of environmental consulting services, and the preferred employer of environmental practitioners. Terrapex will set the standard to which our competition aspires.
TDG – WHMIS Compliance Centre Inc. 9320 49 St NW Edmonton AB T6B 2L7 Fax: 780 469-0485. Toll-Free: 888 860-2068 Mgr Michael Burke
TEAM HAZCO Emergency Services 1650 Upper Ottawa St Hamilton ON L8W 3P2 905 383-5550 Fax: 905 574-0492. Toll-Free: 800 327-7455 National Director of Emergency Services Mitchell Gibbs
Tee Mark Corporation 1132 Air Park Dr Aitkin MN 56431 218 927-2200 Fax: 218 927-2333. Toll-Free: 800 428-9900 Sls/Mktg Mgr Denny Rach
Terratechnik Environmental 2355 Royal Windsor Dr, Unit 12 Mississauga ON L5J 4S8 905 855-4943 Fax: 905 855-4936. Pres Barry Harris
Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers 900 Middlesex Turnpike, Bldg 8 Billerica MA 01821 978 670-7460 Fax: 978 670-7430. Toll-Free: 800 875-1578 Mktg Mgr Jonathan Shein
Thomas Lift Truck Service Ltd. 30 Devon Rd Brampton ON L6T 5B5 905 791-0007 Fax: 905 791-0282. Toll-Free: 800 651-5850 Gen Mgr John Gowland
Torys LLP Terrafix Environmental Technology Inc. 178 Bethridge Rd Toronto ON M9W 1N3 416 674-0363 Fax: 416 674-7346. Gen Mgr John Mooney
TD Centre PO Box 270 Stn Toronto Dominion Toronto ON M5K 1N2 Location: 79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000 416 865-0040 Fax: 416 865-7380. Toll-Free: 800 505-8679 Partner Dennis Mahony WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 35
Trans Environmental Systems, Inc.
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PO Box 8001 Charlottesville VA 22906 434 975-2872 Fax: 434 975-2972. Toll-Free: 800 220-2466 Pres Merrill E Bishop
Treatment Products Corporation PO Box 72444 Thorndale PA 19372 610 384-6279 Fax: 610 384-6239. Pres/Owner Donald R Zimmerman
Tri-Arrow Industrial Recovery Inc. 13364 Comber Way Surrey BC V3W 5V9 604 597-7334 Fax: 604 597-7382. Toll-Free: 877 579-9988 Gen Mgr Herb Locke
Trow Global Inc.
Voghel Enviroquip Inc
West Coast Spill Supplies Ltd.
5250 Satellite Dr, Unit 8 Mississauga ON L4W 5G5 416 444-1358 Fax: 905 209-1142. Contact Munish Sood
1570 Kersey Rd Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1J5 250 652-4549 Fax: 250 652-5052. Toll-Free: 888 548-3800 VP D’arcy Anderson
WESA Envir-Eau 160 boul de l’Hôpital, bureau 204 Gatineau QC J8T 8J1 819 243-7555 Fax: 819 243-0167. Pres Andre D’Astous
Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Inc. 27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 0A4 Toll-Free: 877 755-7227 Toll-Free Fax: 877 755-7227 Pres John Van Van Egmond
Wardrop Engineering Inc.
56 Queen St E, Suite 701 Brampton ON L6V 4M8 905 796-3200 Fax: 905 793-5533. Toll-Free: 866 989-8769 Contact Janet Atkins-Dauphirais
250 Shields Crt, Unit 15 Markham ON L3R 9W7 905 470-6570 Ext. 140 Fax: 905 470-0958. Pres Harry Kim
TSL Response Technologies Ltd.
4151 Morris Dr, Unit 4 Burlington ON L7L 5L5 905 333-6604 Fax: 905 333-0368. Pres Stu A Ferguson
15724 Hurontario St Caledon ON L7C 2C4 905 838-3156 Fax: 905 838-2039. Pres Wes Armstrong
550 Parkside Dr, Unit A-14 Waterloo ON N2L 5V4 519 885-5513 Fax: 519 885-6992. Pres Egbert vanEverdingen
UltraTech International Inc.
Waterline Environmental Inc.
Waterloo Barrier Inc. PO Box 385 Rockwood ON N0B 2K0 519 856-1352 Fax: 519 856-0759. Mgr Robin Jowett
Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.
Westech Industrial Ltd. 240 Matheson Blvd E Mississauga ON L4Z 1X1 905 890-5265 Ext. 225 Fax: 905 890-6213. Mktg Mgr Nansi Conceicao
Westeel Storage Systems 5812 48th Ave Olds AB T4H 1V1 403 556-9497 Fax: 403 556-9487. Toll-Free: 800 665-2099
WestMor Industries, LLC. PO Box 683 Morris MN 56267-0683 Location: 3 Development Dr 320 589-2100 Fax: 320 589-2206. Toll-Free: 800 992-8981
Weston Solutions, Inc. 1400 Weston Way West Chester PA 19380 610 701-3000 Fax: 610 701-5104. Pres/COO Patrick McCann 140 Water St South Norwalk CT 06854 203 855-9136 Fax: 203 838-9868. Pres Sandra Rintoul
PO Box 400, Rockwood ON N0B 2K0 Location: 143 Dennis St 519 856-0757 Fax: 519 856-0759. Pres Craig Jowett
Universal Fabric Structures, Inc.
8355 Riverbend Crt Burnaby BC V3N 5E7 604 451-8900 Fax: 604 451-8999. Sector Acct Mgr Sweena Chatha
4 King St W, Suite 900 Toronto ON M5H 1B6 416 863-0711 Fax: 416 863-1938. Partner John Willms
Wells Cargo Inc.
Wizard Drum Tool Company
2200 Kumry Rd Quakertown PA 18951 215 529-9921 Fax: 215 529-9936. Toll-Free: 800 634-8368 Business Dir Tom Nesfeder
URS Canada Inc.
75 Commerce Valley Dr E Markham ON L3T 7N9 905 882-4401 Fax: 905 882-4399. VP-Enviro Serv Mahmood Ghinani
Vacuum Products Canada Inc. 7050 Telford Way, Unit 5 Mississauga ON L5S 1V7 905 672-7704 Fax: 905 672-2249. Toll-Free: 800 269-6030 Mgr Christina Carere
Visual Planning Corporation
6805 boul Décarie Montréal QC H3W 3E4 514 739-3116 Fax: 514 739-0085. Toll-Free: 800 361-1192 Toll-Free Fax: 888 563-8730 Man Dir Joseph P Josephson
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PO Box 728 Elkhart IN 46515-0728 Location: 1503 McNaughton Ave Elkhart IN 46514-0728 574 264-9661 Fax: 574 264-5938. Toll-Free: 800 348-7553 Adv Mgr Scott Samuels
WESA Inc. 4 Kern Rd, Suite 1 Toronto ON M3B 1T1 416 383-0957 Fax: 416 383-0956. Principal David Hopper
Wessuc Inc. 1693 Colborne St. E Brantford ON N3T 5L4 519 752-0837 Fax: 519 752-0840. Toll-Free: 866 493-7782 VP Hank Van Veen
2620 Bristol Cir Suite 300 Oakville ON L6H 6Z7 905 829-8880 Fax: 905 829-8890. Branches: Edmonton AB; Kingston ON; Kitchener ON; Cincinnati OH Expert People. Better Decisions. XCG Consultants Ltd. is an environmental engineering firm that has earned a reputation for excellence. Our staff is committed to delivering innovative, practical and sustainable solutions. XCG offers comprehensive services in water and wastewater treatment, infrastructure management, water resources, site assessment and remediation, risk assessment, solid waste, and training and operations.
Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc. G-5305 N Dort Hwy Flint MI 48505 810 789-7155 Fax: 810 789-3606. Toll-Free: 800 496-8647 Pres R S Young
Wilks Enterprise, Inc.
11542 Davis Creek Crt Jacksonville FL 32256 904 292-1611 Fax: 904 292-1325. Toll-Free: 800 353-1611 Mktg Mgr Mario Cruz
XCG Consultants Ltd.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
400 Pilot Crt Waukesha WI 53188 262 548-8910 Fax: 262 548-8915. Toll-Free: 800 628-8628
WorleyParsons 4500 16 Ave NW Calgary AB T3B 0M6 403 247-0200 Fax: 403 247-4811. Toll-Free: 800 668-6772
X-treme Energy Group PO Box 6239 Stn Main Innisfail AB T4G 1S9 Location: 3600 61 Ave 403 227-5400 Fax: 403 227-4073. Toll-Free: 800 661-3747 Mgr Tony Smethurst
YOW Canada Inc. 1306 Algoma Rd Ottawa ON K1B 3W8 613 688-2845 Fax: 613 248-0711. Toll-Free: 866 688-2845 Sls/Mktg Coord Marie-Chantale Perron Branch: Ottawa ON Provides easy-to-use, OH&S ONLINE TRAINING & materials, including: – WHMIS Online (French/English) – TDG Online – Confined Spaces Online – Fall Protection Online – WHMIS DVD Training – Posters, Pocket Guides, Regulation Binders – Safety Meeting Kits and more! Website: www.yowcanada.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1 (866) 688-2845.
ZCL Composites Inc. 6907 36 St NW Edmonton AB T6B 2Z6 780 466-6648 Fax: 780 466-6126. Toll-Free: 800 661-8265 Mktg Asst Kirsten Hamilton
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. 400 University Ave Toronto ON M5G 1S7 416 586-2953 Fax: 416 586-2703. Toll-Free: 800 387-5454
... continued from pg 37 data, thus enabling the determination of the uncertainty linked to the analytical process. These quality control data are compared to and must meet established acceptability criteria before transmission to the client. Internal lab quality control procedures also exist within the lab in regards to unacceptable results. In general, quality control results are included in the final analytical report. The understanding and application of laboratory quality control results is the first important step in evaluating uncertainty and interpreting analytical data. In essence, knowing the uncertainty allows for a better understanding of the data as well as its impact on the decisions that must be taken, especially when reported concentrations fall close to applicable environmental regulations. Notably, the analytical data must be consistent with the site history, potential contamination sources, the nature of the samples, the applied sampling method, evidence of contamination on the site, and more. To take it one step further, the detection of certain chemical compounds can be linked specific sources contamination. CBN new to version 9/3/08 of 9:22 AM Page For 1 example,
gasoline contamination will result in the finding of volatile organic compounds (BTEX) and light polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) upon chemical analysis. Also, the interpretation of chromatograms obtained with petroleum hydrocarbon analyses is a very interesting tool in the determination of the source of a contamination. Overall, there are many tools available for evaluating the uncertainty linked to the analytical process. The proper use of these tools allows for an optimal interpretation of data as long as all other information associated with the environmental project is taken into consideration as well. It’s therefore the responsibility of the project manager leading the environmental study to determine whether the analytical data is representative and consistent with all other findings in regards to potential contamination at a site.
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THE TRUE COST OF REMEDIATION
emediation activities are undertaken to improve environmental conditions. That’s obvious. But what “environment” is being considered when deciding how to improve conditions? At a larger scale, it’s becoming apparent that some of the remediation efforts expected from and undertaken by the environmental industry have adverse impacts beyond the site boundaries. Those impacts are often not well understood nor are they always considered when contemplating remedial action. Clearly, proper remediation of a site results in an improvement in local conditions. But what is happening off site? All remediation activities have some impacts: the installation of in situ remediation systems disrupts the surface of the site and may disturb neighbours; operation and maintenance of remediation systems consume electricity, natural gas, propane, maintenance chemicals, etc.; noise or odours affect neighbours during operation of remediation systems; surface disruption, traffic, noise and dust occur during excavation activities; safety and environmental issues arise from hundreds of additional hours of truckers on highways hauling contaminated soil; additional wear and tear takes place on roadways due to thousands of tonnes of soil being trucked back and forth; fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gases rise due to excavator and truck operation; landfills (a non-renewable resource) are loaded with soil; greenfields are stripped back to obtain clean backfill material; and additional costs are incurred by future development on top of backfilled soil. This is just a partial list of “adverse impacts” that may be realized for active remediation projects. Knowing all this, the question has to be asked — are these efforts sustainable? If they’re not sustainable — and I feel they often are not — then what can be done to take what we know and build a more sustainable approach to remediation? We begin by taking a risk management or risk assessment approach to the situation, with reduction being a key target. Risk-based approaches may allow you to select measures to reduce the amount of active remediation required and allow you to develop cleanup criteria that realistically protect the necessary receptors, but do not force overly conservative actions. Therefore,
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“You may be re quired to excavate a site, but this doesn’t mean you need to haul the soil to the landfill if it can be treated onsite.”
the amount of work required can be reduced as well as the impacts associated with that work while, at the same time, achieving the remediation goals of protecting human health and the environment. In some instances, site-specific risk assessment can even achieve project closure without having to undertake any active remediation, which avoids those impacts identified above. It stands to follow that after reducing the amount of effort required to meet that remediation end point, the remaining measures to be undertaken now need to work more efficiently. At this time, this effort requires some innovative thinking. You may be required to excavate a site, but this doesn’t mean you need to haul the soil to the landfill if it can be treated onsite. If you can’t treat it onsite, perhaps offsite treatment is possible so that you can re-use the treated soil as backfill. For in situ work, remediation systems should be designed so that you can modify as many aspects of injection or extraction as possible to always keep the energy directed toward the wells or treatment areas that will yield the greatest results at that time. Currently, the regulatory models used to assess risks from contamination generally allow for a certain amount of flexibility or site-specific modification, which can help remediate a site more efficiently and with less overall environmental impact. However, many stakeholders (e.g., municipal authorities, lending institutions, etc.) aren’t comfortable with the concept of leaving any contamination exceeding generic criteria on-site, regardless of how well managed it may be. It’s easier to take all the contamination away and call the site clean, but we have to accept that the contamination has been moved elsewhere and we should be asking ourselves, “At what cost?” The analogy of a splinter in your finger comes to mind. If you have removed the splinter, you’ve been successful. But how you went about removing the splinter (amputating your finger vs. a small incision) makes a big difference! By educating stakeholders about the difference between active remediation and risk management options and by understanding the long-term benefits of using the reduction and efficiency efforts outlined above, we will begin to move toward a more sustainable approach to environmental remediation. In short, I look at more widely accepted risk management as the next layer of the onion; our next step on the path of continuous improvement. We have learned to do active remediation well and have seen some excellent results through these methods. Because of these successes, we are now in a place to ask how current processes can be improved to make these methods even better, to make them sustainable, and to see the results of an even stronger model of environmental remediation.
Gary Millard, P.Geo., is an Environmental Geologist with Shell Canada Products in Calgary, Alberta. Contact Gary at email@example.com
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he Environmental Risk Information Service (ERIS) is Canada’s best source of historical and current environmental risk information for any property in Canada. Celebrating its 10th year in business, with demand for its products and services increasing year over year, ERIS is launching two new products and improving product delivery times. The first new product is called the ERIS Risk Check Report. “We’ve been listening to many new client groups and who have asked for a basic interpretation of the raw data an ERIS report provides,” states Mark Mattei, ERIS Research and Development Manager. For the first time, clients will receive a report summary along with the data presented in an ERIS report. This is evaluated by a qualified environmental professional with more than 20 years industry experience. The report indicates whether a specific property is considered a “low” risk or “elevated” risk in terms of environmental conditions and/or hazards. The report is supported by a $5 million errors and omissions insurance. A standard ERIS report (250m search area) is evaluated by a qualified environmental professional along with fire insurance maps, a city directory search and a topographical map in order to ascertain the property’s recorded environmental condition and status. The report indicates and comments on enforcement actions, infractions, historical uses, known contamination and environmental investigations,
“ERIS now receives information from over 440 data bases from federal, provincial and private sources.” by Carol Bell-LeNoury WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 39
records and databases that have been publicly registered, as well as an assessment of the overall activities that have taken place on the site. ERIS has collaborated with Lender Consulting Services Inc. (LCS) to provide the Risk Check Report. LCS, Inc. has been providing this type of report in the United States for the past 20 years. “Banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, regulators and commercial realtors really appreciate this type of report — especially as a low cost alternative solution to expensive due diligence reports. A property determined to have an elevated risk will indicate whether further investigation — a Phase I or some intrusive (Phase II) environmental study — is recommended to determine the extent of remediation that may be required on a property,” remarks Mark LiPuma, CEO of LCS. The inclusive report is available for $750 CDN.
BC Site Registry Report ERIS hasn’t stopped with launching just one new report; it’s also launching the B.C. Site Registry Report. This report will provide clients with a 500m search area providing all information on potentially contaminated sites registered with the site registry, including all detailed reports for each record found within that 500m radius. Information provided includes: general site information (including location, status, file number), all notations (registration date, class, type, etc.), site participants, all documents for each site, all associated sites, suspected land use and parcel descriptions. A search of the site registry is a requirement of a Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) in British Columbia The Davis/AB/Brownfields 9/17/08 2:04 PM Page 1 cost of the report is $199. The B.C. Standard Plus Report also remains and searches all 440 databases within 250 metre radius and includes a
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search of contaminated sites within a 500 metre radius, including all detail reports. This report is available for only $395. “Clients from British Columbia have been asking for this report for the past two years says Mattei. “We were able to finally access the data this fall, and can now provide our customers with what they need.” ERIS now receives information from over 440 data bases from federal, provincial and private sources. The environmental history provided in an ERIS report can reduce your risk of liability, potential cleanup and remediation costs. In addition to the reports, ERIS also provides additional products and services such as fire insurance maps, city directory searches, property title searches, aerial photographs, inspection reports and topographical maps. ERIS reports are delivered within seven business days with rush services ranging from four days to “panic” two-day service on all other reports. “The ERIS report analysts try to be accommodating and deliver reports before the due date whenever possible,” says Matt Thompson, ERIS Production Manager. An ERIS site report will now be available with next business day service, rather than the two-day service previously required. The new Risk Check Report and B.C. Site Registry Report launched on November 1, 2009. For more information, please visit the website at www.eris.ca or call Isabel Pereira, Regional Manager or Mark Mattei, Research and Development Manager at 1-866-517-5204.
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Bulking Up A look at Safety-Kleen’s Chambly Operations Centre by Frank Wagner
The Safety-Kleen Chambly Operations Center tank farm where bulk liquids are stored, including oily and antifreeze wastes, as well as lean and rich fuel.
ocated just 30 kilometers east of Montreal, the Safety-Kleen Chambly Operations Centre is a multi-functional facility designed to meet the full range of industrial and hazardous waste and recycled material management needs of the region’s industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) sectors. “If you need a waste stream managed or recycled, we’re the people to call,” says David Flahaut, SafetyKleen’s Chambly facility manager. “We’ll first evaluate a waste to see if it can be reused or recycled, and we’ll also suggest alternative products for use in future that can be reused or recycled, or that can reduce the impact on the environment if disposal is determined to be the best management method.” Situated in an industrial park two kilometres south of historic Fort Chambly, the facility was officially opened in April 2007, and is the result of amalgamating three other Safety-Kleen facilities in the Montreal area (Boucherville Branch, St. Constant Recycle Centre and the Beloeil Regional Offices & Machine Refurbishing Centre). The new facility includes an 1,800-square-metre warehouse, a 750,000-litre-capacity tank farm, a solids processing pit, a full laboratory and offices. The warehouse building is divided: into a fuel blending process-
ing room; a parts-washer solvent return and fill room; a reactive materials storage room; and, a containerized waste/recyclables storage room. The warehouse was designed with a state-of-the-art fire suppression and ventilation systems, which ensure a safe working environment for company personnel handling flammable and toxic materials. “We’re very careful about making sure that we’re operating not only in conformance with the Operating Permit issued to us by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment, relevant federal, provincial, local laws and regulations, but also in strict compliance with company policies and procedures that ensure the safety of our employees and the local community,” Flahaut says. Safety-Kleen leased the Chambly facility in 2006, investing more than $3.5 million to renovate the former clothing manufacturing operation and upgrading it to meet Safety-Kleen’s processing and customer service needs in Canada. The operation currently employs 32 people and operates 24 hours a day, five days per week.
MAIN OPERATION Safety-Kleen’s main process operation at Chambly is the consolidation or “bulking” of containerized flammable
“Waste can come from any customer site or from any one of Safety-Kleen’s 12 locations across Canada.”
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Left: The Chambly lab where all incoming wastes are tested to determine acceptability and the proper waste disposal route. Above: The site and front offices.
liquid wastes into fuel blends for the cement industry, allowing what would otherwise be waste to be used as fuel and recovering its energy value. The process involves sampling prequalified waste streams received at the facility, analyzing the samples to confirm the material composition and, based on the lab results, transferring container contents to the appropriate storage tanks. The tanks are equipped with mixers to produce a homogenous fuel blend that meets the specification required by cement kiln clients. All containers received at the facility are tracked using descriptive labels with bar codes that are applied at the customer/generator locations. When the containers are collected, the Safety-Kleen sales and service representative applies and then scans the label with a hand-held unit, beginning the process of tracking the material through the company’s network. Upon receipt at Chambly, the receiving operator scans the label with another hand-held unit and logs the container into the facility’s electronic inventory system. The log tracks customer information, dates, manifest and bill of lading information, waste information, storage location and eventual processing location. Waste can come from any customer site or from any one of Safety-Kleen’s 12 locations across Canada, which operate transfer facilities and send containers to the Chambly facility. All waste is tracked on the same scanning system, through to Chambly, regardless of origin.
more sophisticated automatic cleaners with heaters and rinse cycles that can accommodate large parts requiring cleaning or degreasing. The company also offers solvent and aqueous spray gun cleaners for the automotive refinishing sector. Once used, the petroleum-based solvents supplied by Safety-Kleen are collected at customer locations and returned to Chambly for storage before being shipped to Safety-Kleen recycling centers in Dolton, Illinois and Linden, New Jersey where they’re recycled into new products. The collection of bulk used oil and antifreeze is also a core activity at the Chambly facility, where dedicated trucks collect used oil lubricants and used antifreeze for reshipment to recycling operations. Used oil is shipped to the Safety-Kleen used oil facility in Breslau, Ontario, where it’s re-refined into high quality lubricants, while the antifreeze is shipped to a separate recycling facility to produce new antifreeze or ethylene glycol-based products. Rounding out its complement of waste management services, the Safety-Kleen Chambly Operations Center also manages other hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams for either bulking or temporary storage prior to disposal (when recycling is not feasible). The collection of waste for reuse or recycling not only provides environmentally sound management, but also helps reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions, according to Jean Brunet, Chambly Branch general manager for Safety-Kleen. Based on life-cycle studies that include emissions from transporting the waste oil, Brunet says the volume of used oil and solvent collected and recycled through the Chambly facility results in annual GhG savings of more than 3,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Those assessments are supported by analysis conducted by the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the European Union, EPA and the State of California, Brunet notes. HMM
Safety-Kleen also processes sludges and solids at Chambly, which are stored, mixed and solidified into solid fuels for energy recovery. The Chambly Operation Center also serves as SafetyKleen’s “branch” for Eastern Quebec, providing supplies and services for the company’s solvent- and aqueousbased parts cleaning and degreasing machines, as well as providing solutions to various customers in its area. The Frank Wagner is Director of Environmental, Health and company supplies a variety of parts cleaning machines to Safety for Safety-Kleen Canada Inc. in Breslau, Ontario. area businesses, from the basic “sink on a drum” design to Contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org 42 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
Pesticide container program aims for 80 per cent recycling rate by Barry Friesen, P.Eng.
cial pesticides to return all empty commercial pesticide containers less than 23 litres in size. The containers can be taken to any one of more than 1,150 designated sites across Canada. In seven of the nine provinces where the program operates, those designated locations are dealers. In Manitoba and Alberta, locations are regional management sites operated by local municipalities. CleanFARMS™’ contractors collect the containers and shred them to the appropriate size. The plastic shreds are sent to various customers who manufacture them into various products, the most common being farm drainage tile. There’s no cost to the farmer or to the collection sites. The reason for the size limitation of 23 litres is that these types of containers are designed for single use only. Containers over 23 litres are often multi-use containers that are of a different molecular weight than the smaller containers. For the larger containers it’s the responsibility of the manufacturer to manage their return and shredding. Once shredded, they must either be safely disposed or be given back to CleanFARMS™ to be safely recycled. Because of the nature of the material processed, attention to environment, health and safety (EHS) is paramount. Strict EHS procedures must be followed by all contractors and processors. Empty containers are tested for cleanliness. Plastic shreds undergo testing to ensure that no product residue remains that could leach off the recycled material. Even the end product is extensively tested to ensure no unsafe levels of pesticides are present. End products are restricted so that only very specific products can be made from the containers. But, to the user of the pesticide products, the request is simple: rinse, remove, return. Rinse: All containers must be either triple-rinsed or pressure-rinsed before they’re returned. The rinse-water is then simply placed back in the user’s spray tank, thus PESTICIDE CONTAINERS The Container Management Program encourages farmers, ensuring all of the products are safely used up, while horticultural operations and golf courses that use commer- creating a safer and easier-to-recycle container. Remove: The second step for returning containers is to remove the container caps and the booklets. Booklets are required, by law, to be attached to every container. Removing the booklet before use allows it to be placed in a paper recycling stream (where facilities exist) while eliminating a contaminant in the plastic recycling process. Since caps are made of a different material than the container itself, removing the caps also helps boost the recyclability of the container. One of the opportunities CleanFARMS™ will be looking at will be to find the most appropriate endof-life-management for both caps and booklets. Return: For a list of recycling sites near them, farmers can visit www.cleanfarms.ca
n February 2010, the commitment to environmental stewardship by Canada’s plant science industry will be highlighted with the launch of CleanFARMS™ Inc. CleanFARMS™ will step out from under the CropLife Canada umbrella and re-launch its highly successful empty container and obsolete-product management programs as an independent, not-for-profit organization. The reason for the move is simple: A changing regulatory climate coupled with the public’s desire for industry responsibility requires all industries to address stewardship. For CropLife Canada that means making its well established “secret” public. But the new direction means even more. Clean FARMS™ encourage higher recycling rates by bringing in new members and stakeholders that may not currently belong to CropLife Canada. It’ll use this launch to increase participation and improve transparency. By doing so, CleanFARMS™ will also be in a position to manage other stewardship programs, should opportunities arise. Up to now, the company has operated two separate programs: Empty Container Management and Obsolete Product Management. On a national basis the empty container management program has collected and recycled over 78 million containers. It boasts a recovery rate of 61 per cent — a rate few other programs have achieved. Still, the organization hopes to see this number jump even higher under its new identity. With commitment by industry, farmers and other stakeholders, it aims for an 80 per cent return rate. While the program will no longer be run by CropLife Canada, CleanFARMS™ will still share the same core values, including a commitment to safety, innovation, stewardship and sustainability.
“The containers can be taken to any one of more than 1,150 designated sites across Canada.”
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THE FUTURE A key challenge that CleanFARMS™ and its members face is that provinces have begun developing regulations that sometimes focus more on process and administration than on actual performance. CleanFARMS™’ concern is that with a track record that exceeds that of most regulated programs, additional regulatory burden would be tantamount to “fixing what isn’t broken.” To address this issue, CleanFARMS™ has asked the Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency to develop national requirements that require every registrant of pesticides to have a container management program. By building on CleanFARMS™ success, government and industry could achieve easy wins for the environment. CleanFARMS™ will also be looking at other products that could compliment its already successful programs. In the end, CleanFARMS™ success is shared by all, thanks to vision and leadership of CropLife Canada and its members together with our real stewards of the earth — our farmers and food producers. HMM
The second program CleanFARMS™ operates is called the Obsolete Product Management Program. Launched in 1998, this program gives farmers a safe way to dispose of obsolete or unwanted products, ensuring no chemicals are released back into the environment. Since 1998 more than 2.5 million kilograms of unwanted and obsolete product have been disposed of safely. In fact, the program received the Alberta Premier’s Award of Excellence in 2003. Along with obsolete pesticides, CleanFARMS™ has looked further. This year in Ontario, the organization Barry Friesen, P.Eng. is General Manager of Clean partnered with other companies to dispose of animal health FARMS™ Inc. Barry can be reached at friesenb@clean products and sharps in addition to obsolete pesticides. Pub-Sanexen4x6 farms.ca 1/26/09 10:47 PM Page 1
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Guinness: The Benchmark of Emergency Response Twenty years of changes and equipment evolution by John Hosty
o it’s the 20th anniversary of the publication of HazMat Management magazine. My how things have changed in the past two decades. In 1989 the price of a pint of Guinness was three dollars yet my cell phone cost me $3,000 and weighed nearly a kilo. Fax machines were in their infancy, enormous in size and cost upwards of $2,000. Since then, things have changed and, in most instances, for the better. Although my pint of Guinness has doubled, my cell phone and fax machines now cost a fraction of their original price tag; not only are they cheaper, they’re now more utile and readily available to most of the population. (And faxes are being supplanted by email, which is virtually free.) In the environmental services industry, many things have changed as well. Significant events in our history have certainly influenced the path of emergency response, preparedness and prevention. The stranding and subsequent massive environmental damage associated with the Exxon Valdez is one such example. So too is the release of Methyl Isocyanate gas at Bhopal in India. Both events had horrific consequences and spurned the need for real change. Communication is one area that has undergone exponential improvements. Clearly the evolution in electronics has dramatically affected the devices available for communication at emergency response scenes. While this includes field portable cellular and satellite phones, of more importance is the advent of hand-held web-based technologies. Twenty years ago if one needed to know more about a chemical we either got the MSDS book out or ‘phoned CANUTEC. Today, all you need to do is use your iPhone to Google a material by name, UN number, CAS number, colour or odour and a plethora of information immediately becomes available. Respiratory protective equipment has also seen change in its range, use and application, never more so than in Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Initiatives by organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in equipment enhancement and the development of an excellent usage benchmark in
the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Guidelines for the Selection Care and Use of Respirators are two primary reasons. While in some ways the additional enhancements to SCBA mandated by NFPA for firefighting applications has increased costs significantly, the manufacturers of this type of equipment have made a major cost reduction by developing and selling “nonNFPA” compliant or “industrial use” units. Today, these can be had for as little as $1,000. At this price point, there should never be a reason for a responder not to have the safety afforded by SCBA readily available. Furthermore, manufacturers have moved to develop even lighter units with longer use durations. Twenty years ago the marketplace was dominated by heavy, expensive, complex chemical protective clothing that was most often designed to be decontaminated after use and then stored for the next incident. Most people were never comfortable with this approach: You never really knew if the decontamination had been done properly or had been effective. The NFPA’s 1991 and 1992 protective clothing standards gave manufacturers an agreed goal to aim for in terms of what constitutes adequate protection for vapor and liquid protective ensembles. From this we have seen a move to clothing that offers very high levels of protection, is designed to be disposed of at the end of an incident, and is priced at manageable levels. It’s possible to buy a good quality, “industrial” Level A suit for around $1,000 compared to $6,000 for the units used in years gone by. Air monitoring equipment has become immensely cheaper, more readily available and offers a broad range of hand-held, field portable electronic based units. Twenty years ago, most portable equipment was confined to the detection and measurement of oxygen and combustible gases. Today, with the advances made in electrochemical and other sensors, a wide range of materials can be assessed in real-time. This includes substances such as chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide. The list is endless and constantly expanding. Recent key developments are of units that include oxygen/LEL/ two electrochemical and/or a photo-ionization chan-
“Soon hand-held, cost effective Mass Spectrometry Gas and Liquid Chromatography will be a reality.”
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nel for less than $1,000. While still not here yet, it will only be a matter of time before hand-held, cost effective Mass Spectrometry Gas and Liquid Chromatography is a reality. It’s both exciting and curious to imagine what the next twenty years will bring. (With any luck I will be living on a large sail-boat down south enjoying my $12 pint of Guiness.) Evolving technologies and research will inevitably have made further headway in terms of education and safety of emergency response, preparedness and prevention. There are many developing countries building heavy industry manufacturing bases that have begun to recognize the need for effective hazardous materials emergency response and environmental protection. It’s encouraging to see workshops and trade shows such as Lee Baker’s India Industrial Emergency Expo, slated for Hyderabad in March of 2010, developing in areas outside of North America. Clearly, these societies see the need to develop
and enhance their capabilities. Managed properly, they will not need to re-invent the wheel. The lessons learned in Europe, Australia and North America over the last twenty years will save them many growing pains. I wish to extend my congratulations to HazMat Management magazine on its 20th anniversary. 1989 was also the year I opened my first training and hazardous materials emergency response company. The then named “Hazardous Materials Management” magazine was the publication in which we bought our first advertising space. Many years later, when my partner related this to Guy Crittenden and his erstwhile colleagues, it became apparent that we were their first ad sale! The beginning of a great relationship! HMM
John Hosty is Director, Environmental Preparedness for Environmental Solutions® based in Mississauga, Ontario. Contact John at email@example.com
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Shocking Truths Arc flash hazard analysis and mitigation by Stuart Whitbread, B.Sc.
lectrical workers face risks every day in their job. One of these risks is injury from an electric arc flash. Arc flashes are sudden and highly unstable energy discharges that often occur due to improper work techniques and abnormal conditions in energized electrical equipment. Enertia Engineering Ltd., with the support of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC. (ESPS), has made it their mission to increase the safety of electrical and non-electrical workers. Through ESPS’s Electrical Safety Services Consulting (e.g., Electrical Safety Auditing, Electrical Safety Program development, and Workplace Electrical Safety Training) and Enertia Engineering Ltd.’s engineering-based Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and Mitigation services, employers are able to mitigate or minimize the risk of electrical hazard exposure to their workers.
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to all of our clients, we have gained significant experience in this area, and as a result, we have increased the safety of their staff and contract workers.” Currently, Z462’s guidelines and requirements are not mandated by law and, as a result, companies are not legally required to follow them. However, industry across Canada has recognized the value of proactively implementing practices that are consistent with Z462. If an electrical incident were to occur, provincial, territorial or federal occupational health and safety jurisdictions may assess whether the company demonstrated due diligence using industry-accepted best practices and the tools available in CSA Z462. Terry Becker, P.Eng., Senior Management Consul tant with ESPS, concentrates his efforts in the area of electrical safety. He led an Alberta Electrical Arc Hazard Committee in 2005-2006 and was appointed as the first Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard Technical Committee in 2006. “Over 7,000 copies of CSA Z462 have sold as of September 1, 2009,” Becker says, which means that many Canadian companies are listening. According to Dallas Wilm, Project Manager at Enertia Engineering Ltd., “We have received a large number of inquiries regarding arc flash hazard analysis. It’s hard to determine how many of the companies making the inquiries have proceeded to act on them. Many options are available; they may have performed the calculations internally, hired a consultant to look after the process, or contracted an engineering firm to proceed.” Minimizing the risk of arc flash through their services is one way that Enertia Engineering Ltd. and ESPS are increasing the safety of electrical and non-electrical workers in industry. For more information on these companies and how their services are making a difference in protecting workers from arc flash, visit their websites at www.enertiaengineering.com and www.esps.ca
According to research conducted by CapSchell, arc flash incidents hospitalize five to seven workers per day in North America. One factor contributing to this highincident rate is the lack of consistent electrical equipment maintenance practices across the industry. Aging electrical systems in workplaces also contribute to an increased probability of arc flash incidents. To address this risk, the Canadian Standards Asso ciation released CSA Z462, a standard on “Workplace Electrical Safety,” in December 2008. This standard seeks to minimize the general dangers associated with electrical systems in the workplace, including specific risks such as arc flash. Based on the United States’ electrical standard NFPA 70E, Z462 outlines requirements for training, safe work procedures, arc flash and shock hazard analysis, use of an Energized Electrical Work Permit, Electrical Specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), creating safe work conditions, and individual qualifications that collectively minimize the risk of incident. It also provides a measure for companies to demonstrate due diligence in protecting their workers. The launch of this Canadian standard was driven by industry in supporting its development with CSA, which also included participation of Provincial Occupational Health and Safety representatives. “We began performing arc flash analysis for clients before it became a requirement in Canada, and our staff has been actively involved in this type of analysis and reporting since the 2004 edition of the NFPA 70E stan- Stuart Whitbread, B.Sc., is Principal, Enertia Engineering dard in the United States,” says Darcy Braun, a principal Ltd. in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Contact Stuart at at Enertia Engineering Ltd. “By providing it as an option firstname.lastname@example.org
“Arc flash incidents hospitalize five to seven workers per day in North America.”
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The Evolution of Consulting Where it’s been and where it’s going John Nicholson, M.Sc., P.Eng.
he launch of HazMat Management magazine in 1989 corresponded with my first full time job as at an environmental consulting firm. In July 1989, I started at Acres International Ltd. At the recent Environmental Compliance Conference sponsored by of HazMat Management, I met my old boss from Acres. He’s still at Acres basically doing the same job but the company is now called Hatch (having been bought out in 2004).
A LOOK BACK
“Consulting remains the cornerstone of the Canadian environmental industry.”
When I first started at Acres in 1989, it had already been around since 1924. Founded by Dr. Henry Acres, the company’s growth paralleled the growth in hydroelectric power development in Canada. I was hired in a move to capitalize on the growth in environmental consulting services. In 1989, the predominant consulting firms in Canada included Gore & Storrie (established in 1919), Proctor & Redfern (founded in 1911), and SNC Lavalin (founded in 1936). In 1989, the field of environmental consulting was just beginning to take root. Companies that started up the year HazMat was launched include Restoration Environmental Consultants (Ontario), Green Plan Environmental Consultants (Alberta), D&G EnviroGroup (Quebec), and ACM Environmental Corporation (British Columbia). In 1989, much of the focus of environmental consulting was on end-of-pipe solutions. Phase I, II and III environmental site assessments (ESAs) were rising in popularity, driven by developments in the United States and concerns by lenders as was purchasers about the liability of being associated with contaminated properties.
environmental firms makes headlines, the fact remains that over 90 per cent of environmental service firms in Canada are considered small and medium-sized enterprises (i.e., less than 100 employees). If anything, mergers and acquisitions of large Canadian firms has succeeded in creating a playing field where clients can be served by large firms with multi-national presence or small specialty firms, with little in-between. Based on 2004 data provided by Statistics Canada, there were 8,500 environmental firms in Canada. Ontario remains the leader in terms of concentration of firms, with 43 per cent of firms calling having their headquarters in the Trillium province. The western provinces are second with 33 per cent. Consulting remains the cornerstone of the Canadian environmental industry. Although end-of-pipe solutions and ESAs are still part of the solution package offered by environmental firms, the new buzzwords that sell services include “eco footprint” and “sustainable business practices.”
WHERE IT’S GOING With the investors, governments, and the public interested in clean tech and renewed interest in infrastructure, the future for professionals in the environmental sector appears bright. As Charles Darwin taught us, external forces can have a profound effect on evolution. In the case of the Canadian environmental sector, those forces include the maturation of domestic market and the need for new methods and technologies to address increasing complex problems. One place the environmental sector needs to be in the future is somewhere else other than Canada. Export of environmental goods and services will be a driver for growth. Although federal stimulus spending and a renewed emphasis on infrastructure, including water and sewage, the real money is in securing work outside of Canada’s borders. The United States remains the favourite export destination. However, with the trade protectionist fervor in the U.S. exhibited by the “buy America” provisions in various stimulus packages, Canadian companies are looking elsewhere for opportunities. HMM
Since 1989, the story of environmental consulting in Canada has been one of growth and consolidation. As mentioned, Acres is no longer; acquired by Hatch. Gore & Storrie merged with CH2M-Hill in 1995 and for a short time had an unwieldy name of “CH2M-Hill Gore & Storrie.” Proctor and Redfern was acquired by Earth Tech, which was subsequently acquired by AECON. Other major consulting firms have also been gobbled up include AGRA (now AMEC), Jacques Whitford (now John Nicholson, M.Sc., P.Eng. is based in Toronto, Ontario. part of Stantec), and MacViro (acquired by GENIVAR). Contact John at email@example.com Although acquisitions and mergers of large Canadian
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Temperature & humidity logger TandD Corporation has introduced its NEW TR-77Ui Data Logger. This versatile unit features a wide range from 0 to 99% Relative Humidity along with an expanded Temperature range from -30° to +80°C. This compact, lightweight unit is approximately 2 x 3 inches and operates on one AA battery. The Relative Humidity accuracy is ±2.5%, uncalibrated. and provides a fast response of 20s Humidity Time Constant. The sturdy Probe has a one-metre cable which can be increased up to 10 metres from the Logger with optional extensions. The TR-77Ui has a large data capacity which can store up to 8,000 readings times two channels for a total of 16,000 readings in One-Time or Endless recording mode. Simply by connecting to a computer via a USB port, the recorded data can be quickly downloaded with the easy-to-use software. The TR-77Ui also features an IrDA Port for Wireless Downloading of data. A unique feature is the BuiltIn Adjustment Function which allows the user to enter calibration factors directly into the Logger eliminating the need to adjust readings after they are downloaded. Visit www.tandd.com
Demolition Association online safety training The newly revamped National Demolition Association website www.demolitionassociation.com now offers a full arsenal of online safety training and certification courses that allow for in-house training, orientation, and personnel management. The members-only feature provides more than 7,000 training courses on topics that range from fall protection and excavator safety training to Microsoft Excel and safe driving. The courses are designed to improve safety, compliance, and risk management initiatives by providing OSHA standardized content, which is validated by industry experts. The interactive courses include instant grading and online certificates, as well. Members can pay just once for each course, but can view the course as many times as they want for up to one year. Upcoming, the National Demolition Association is developing a demolitionspecific safety training course that will be web-based and available on the newly upgraded website. Visit www.demolitionassociation.com
Multipurpose borescope snakes anywhere Spectronics Corporation has recently introduced the CB-400 COBRA-4(tm), part of the COBRA(tm) series of multi-purpose borescopes. The scope features a dual-head blue and white light LED flashlight that enables technicians to inspect and leak check hard-to-see components without expensive disassembly. The bluelight LED is ideal for fluorescent leak detection, while the white-light LED is great for component inspection. A press-fit coupler allows quick and easy attachment of the flashlight to the borescope. The COBRA-4(tm) has a super-thin 50 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2010
4mm, 36” shaft to get into crammed areas. Included with the scope is a clip-on, angled inspection mirror, which provides the added capability to detect flaws normally hidden from view. Three “AAA” alkaline batteries (included) power the flashlight. Fluorescence-enhancing glasses, for use with the blue light flashlight and fluorescent leak detection dyes, are also included. Dyes are sold separately. All components are packed in a sturdy plastic carrying case with a foam insert. Visit www.spectroline.com
Protect operators from fumes & particles The Purair 20 Ductless Fume Hood has been designed to provide operator protection when using hazardous substances. A face velocity at 100 fpm ensures containment of fumes and an alarm will alert the operator when the airflow falls to an unacceptable level. All mechanisms in the head section of the Purair 20 are on the clean side of the filter, thus preventing contamination. Switches and electrical components are totally isolated from the dirty airflow and away from any contamination. The work area has a removable spillage tray which can be easily cleaned. Optional integral lighting is available. The Purair 20 is 49” wide by 27.5” deep by 47.5” high. Other sizes are available up to 96” wide. The main filter can be chosen from 14 different types of carbon, which include specialty media for vapors of organics, solvents, acids, mercury and formaldehyde. HEPA filters for particulate filtration are also available to suit the application needs. In addition, the Purair can be equipped with a secondary back-up filter for added protection. This filter is required by US standard ANSI Z9.5 section 4.12 4.2. Visit www.air-science.com
Real-time online X-Ray product testing Eriez®, an authority in magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications, now offers a way for customers to view the performance of an Eriez X-Ray machine live online. This eliminates the need for an onsite facility visit, saving time and money. Customers will “virtually” attend the material test in real time with Eriez’ interactive online X-Ray testing via a password-protected website. Participants will see their products passing through an Tec® X-Ray Inspection System to determine its performance for foreign object detection, mass, fill level or mis-
sing items. Multiple viewers can watch from different locations and ask questions live to Eriez’ test personnel. “We receive products sent from all over the world, along with contaminants the customers want tested,” says Ray Spurgeon, Eriez Product Manager, Inspection Systems. “The online testing precludes the need for our prospects to be physically present at our facility to see actual tests. The resolution on the computer screen as we conduct the live testing has the same clarity as if you were actually at the Eriez testing facility.” Visit www.eriez.com
Upgraded orange peel grapple Builtrite has announced several key changes to its four-tine Orange Peel Grapple line-up. These changes are being implemented to improve overall performance and durability. These changes include that the upper head and connecting link have been redesigned, allowing the hoses to be re-routed to come over the top of the material handler jib, allowing for a cleaner hose joint and less likelihood of hoses becoming torn off in scrap handling applications. Bolt-on cylinder covers are now standard on all models, 1/2 yard and larger. The covers and bolt-heads are recessed to prevent them from getting caught on materials. Bolt-on access plates on the
sides of the tines to prevent materials from entering, yet allowing easy access for servicing when required. High torque, heavy duty rotation motors do not require a case drain line. Internal tooth, rotation bearing allows motor to be mounted inside the rotation head to ensure maximum protection. 1 yard and larger models use dual rotation motors. All grapples still come with AR 500, abrasion resistant steel on the tine tips, use hardened and oversized pins and bushings, the tines employ a boxed design for maximum strength and finally, all come with a magnet hook in the bottom center of the grapple. Visit www.builtritehandlers.com WINTER 2010 HazMat Management 51
news ONTARIO TOXICS REGULATION TAKES EFFECT
planning process that builds on the expertise and experience found in the workplace. According to the Ontario Waste Manage The regulation under Ontario’s Toxics ment Association (OWMA) beginning Reduction Act, 2009 sets out the require January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be ments that owners and operators of facili required to track, report and develop plans to ties covered by the act must meet beginning reduce the toxic substances they use, create January 1, 2010 to: and release. This applies only to facilities cur • Track and quantify the toxic substanc rently reporting on emissions to the National es they use, create and release Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). • Develop plans, including options to These toxics reduction plans will be reduce their use of toxic substances available to the public as part of the • Make summaries of their plans avail government’s commitment to inform able to the public Ontarians about toxics. The implementa • Report to the ministry on their prog tion of the plans will be voluntary. ress in reducing toxic substances and make Ontario has also committed funding to certain information available to the public. help facilities meet the requirements of the The regulation adds a new approach to Toxics Reduction Act. The government will environmental protection by focusing on hold province-wide information sessions reducing the use and creation of toxic sub early next year to explain the new require stances at the front end of industrial processes. ments, will provide information guides to The Act applies to facilities in the manufactur help facilities meet the requirements and ing and PM mineral processing sectors (exclud HMMsept08gm1307 Kilmer.qxd 9/12/08 4:27 Page 1 will consult on an enhanced toxics reduction ing physical extraction, crushing or grinding)
that are required to report to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) and to the ministry under O.Reg. 127/01 for acetone. A copy of the Regulation is available on the OWMA website under “Members Only” at www.owma.org
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Twenty Years of HazMat Management by Dianne Saxe, D.Jur.
“Most of the successes of the last 20 years have been driven by good old-fashioned command and control regulation.”
ongrats to HazMat Management on its 20th anniversary! I haven’t missed a single edition writing this column since I the magazine was launched in 1989. Here’s a quick look at what’s better, what’s worse, and what hasn’t really changed in all those years. La plus ça change, la plus c’est la même chose. Despite some exciting swings and roundabouts along the way, there’s much about 2009 that isn’t much different from 1989. In 1989 and the early 1990s, environmental ministries and environmental regulation were on an upswing of popularity and importance, and definitely feeling their oats. Disasters such as the tire fire in Hagersville and the PCB fire in St. Basil-le-Grand fuelled public demands for more and better command, control and enforcement. George Crowe was the first Canadian to go to jail for an environmental offence, and the successful prosecution of Bata Shoes and its directors sent shock waves through corporate Canada. The backlash came in the mid 1990s, when deficit fighting became the order of the day. Environmental ministries lost their momentum and up to half of their staff and budgets. Command and control regulation fell out of favour; surely “voluntary compliance” could do the job, now that government no longer had a monopoly on environmental expertise! Even further cuts were threatened, when salvation came to Canadian environmental regulators from a tiny part of their mandates: drinking water tragedies in Walkerton and North Battleford. In the political firestorm that followed, environmental ministries were rebuilt and statutes and regulations multiplied. We do have clear improvements in terms of environmental management. Canada now has a wealth of skilled and knowledgeable environmental professionals, both within and outside government. Most significant Canadian organizations now know quite a bit about their environmental impacts and how to manage them. Most make some effort to find out whether they are in compliance, and to achieve it. Some have documented environmental management systems, and strive for continuous improvement. The federal and provincial environmental commissioners help to keep governments honest and at least partially attentive to environmental values. The process of decision-making is better. Public knowledge about environmental rights, emissions and decision-making is at an all time high, thanks to Freedom of Information laws, the Internet, and environmental registries. Public consultation and participation has improved. Multi-stakeholder groups have become a common, and effective way for non-governmental organizations to negotiate directly with businesses, sometimes with excellent results. The courts have become more sophisticated about environmental issues, and more interested in them; no longer do judges groan out loud about “the frogs and
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logs brigade.” Technology and the environmental industry have improved, though we are not the world leaders we might have been. Aboriginal issues play a large and increasing role. For most businesses, federal and international en vironmental requirements are more meaningful than they were in 1989. The provinces have been churning out new environmental laws at a furious pace and municipal governments are also taking a stronger role. Regulations are a little more flexible than they used to be. Today, we use more market instruments such as emissions trading. Administrative penalties are quicker and surer than prosecution in responding to spills. The mere embarrassment of being named a “top polluter” under NPRI has provoked some companies to take action. Governments show more awareness of their limits by drawing on “voluntary” codes (such as CSA documents) when regulating highly technical areas. In terms of environmental quality, progress has been decidedly mixed. Drinking water is protected more much aggressively than in 1989, though this did not have much effect on the actual quality of drinking water in most municipal systems. Surface water is a little cleaner than it used to be. Municipal sewage treatment is improving, although less so on our coasts. Pulp and paper effluent regulations have reduced the filth flowing from paper plants. The Great Lakes are cleaner than they were a generation ago, though they now face major threats from invasive foreign species and climate change. Groundwater is starting to receive some long-overdue attention and protection, although the major result may be to push municipalities to surface water sources. In terms of air, sulphur dioxide emissions are down, but nitous oxides aren’t. Benzene levels and mercury emissions have been slashed; but ground-level ozone is about the same. U.S.-driven auto emission laws have cut per-vehicle emissions by more than 75 per cent since 1971, but smog is about the same: we now buy more and bigger cars and drive them farther. Greenhouse gas emissions are up substantially. Hazardous waste is better managed, but we make more waste than ever. We have created new parks, but more Crown land has been logged, settled or otherwise disturbed. It’s worth noting that most of the successes of the last 20 years have been driven by good old-fashioned command and control regulation, backed up by vigorous enforcement. Let’s pay attention to what works, and do more of it in the next 20 years!. HMM
Dianne Saxe, Ph.D. in Law, is one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers with her own practice in Toronto. Contact Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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