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“The preferred policy is to force industry to internalize waste minimization or diversion costs.”

discussion paper released in November by Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen, Toward a Zero Waste Future: Review of Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, 2002, is currently “below the radar” for the mainstream media and most business people. However, as the 90-day comment period closes January 15, 2009, any company that produces goods or packaging needs to get up to speed, quickly. The discussion paper is in response to a mandatory five-year review of the Waste Diversion Act. This also includes questions to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) about how industry “stewards” could fund 100 per cent of the provincial blue box program and not just 50 per cent. The WDO board was recently enlarged to include representation from more non-industry stakeholders. Toward a Zero Waste Future could lead Ontario, and eventually the country, in a new direction with respect to waste management. The document seeks less focus on recycling and greater emphasis on the first two Rs in the waste management hierarchy: reduction and reuse. It also seeks to expand the 3Rs further to industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) wastes — twice the size of residential waste — that are by-and-large reusable or recyclable materials that often end up in landfill. The discussion paper envisions European-style extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs. The EPR approach makes brand owners and importers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products and packaging on the premise that this provides an economic incentive for “cradle to cradle” design. So far, the minister has designated used oil, scrap tires, household hazardous and special waste (HHW), and waste electronics and electrical equipment (WEEE) for EPR-style programs. Programs for the first two materials were rejected by the minister, although a new tire proposal is being developed. Programs for HHW and WEEE will be rolled out in 2009. Even just partial realizations of the ideas in the discussion paper hold big implications for industry. It won’t just be consumers who’ll have to alter their behavior. If your company produces or sells any of the materials in the HHW or WEEE categories, you may have to pay into these stewardship schemes, which are 100 per cent industry funded. Other manufacturers will see their costs rise if they’re made to pay for the full cost of residential curbside recycling. This could collectively add up to hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and could cost more if businesses are made to pay for the disposal of materials that aren’t in the blue box (as the discussion paper contemplates). No one knows what material or industry will be targeted next. A cursory look at what’s happening in other jurisdictions (such as Europe and B.C) suggests the list could include pharmaceutical packaging and expired drugs, C&D materials, any packaging not currently managed via the blue box, fast-food industry packaging (e.g., paper coffee cups with plastic lids, paper or polystyrene boxes and trays, etc.), and so on. B.C. is asking detergent manufacturers to develop a product stewardship program for their packaging. The group was an obvious target because a small number of easily identified companies dominate the market and they use mostly the same resins and other materials. If you’re a developer or construction company that sends bins of C&D material to the dump, prepare now for the day when this may be banned or at least made uneconomic by surcharges. A competitive advantage will flow to companies that develop markets for recyclable C&D discards. Your company or industry may not be able to simply slap a recycling fee on its products at the point of sale, hand over recycling to a list of approved haulers and processors, and continue with business as usual. The discussion paper specifically opposes visible fees for most applications because the goal is not merely to divert stuff from disposal; instead, the preferred policy is to force industry to internalize waste minimization or diversion costs and so drive eco-efficiencies up the production chain (i.e., to achieve greater design for the environment, or “DfE”). So, look at your operation and its supply chain today. If you practice “clean production” and DfE now, the impact of any future EPR/Zero Waste policies will be less disruptive. If you can demonstrate you’ve got your own effective Zero Waste program in place (such as a retail take-back or return-to-depot system) you may be exempt from having to join one designed by other parties. HMM Toward a Zero Waste Future is available for download under the Posted Documents section at www.hazmatmag.com For detail, read the article “The End of Garbage?” in the December/January edition of our affiliate magazine Solid Waste & Recycling, available online at www.solidwastemag.com Guy Crittenden is editor of this magazine. Contact Guy at gcrittenden@hazmatmag.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:2243; 2247;

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HazMat

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Vol. 20, No. 4

Solutions for the Business of the Environment

Guy Crittenden Editor gcrittenden@hazmatmag.com

Brad O’Brien Publisher 416-510-6798 bobrien@hazmatmag.com Jamie Ross account manager 416-510-5221 jross@hazmatmag.com Sheila Wilson Art Director Kimberly Collins Production Manager 416-510-6779 kcollins@bizinfogroup.ca Mary Garufi Circulation Manager Carol Bell-LeNoury General Manager, EcoloG Group Bruce Creighton President

Award-winning magazine HazMat Management, USPS 016-506 is published four times a year by EcoLog Group, a division of Business Information Group Inc., a leading Canadian business-to-business information services company. HazMat Management magazine provides strategic information and perspectives to North American industry and government on pollution prevention and waste management issues. Readers include corporate executives, compliance and safe­­ty officers, industrial plant managers and operators, municipal, government environment officials, working scientists, and consulting engineers. EcoLog Group products include Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, the ERIS risk information service, and a number of newsletters affiliated with EcoLog.com Head Office: 12 Concorde Place, Suite 800 Toronto ON M3C 4J2 Call: (416) 442-5600 Fax: (416) 510-5133 Internet: www.hazmatmag.com Email: bobrien@hazmatmag.com Information contained in this publication has been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, thus HazMat Man­age­ment cannot be responsible for the absolute correctness or sufficiency of articles or editorial contained herein. Al­though the information contained in this magazine is believed to be correct, no responsibility is assumed therefore, nor for the opinions ex­pressed by individual authors. Articles in this magazine are intended to convey information rather than give legal or other professional advice. Reprint and list rental services are arranged through the Publisher at (416) 5106780. This magazine is printed on RECYCLED PAPER made with 10% post consumer and 50% post commercial waste. Periodical Postage Paid Niagara Falls, NY, U.S. P.S. #016-506 U.S. Office of publication: 2424 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304-0357 U.S. Postmaster: Send address corrections to: HazMat Management, P.O. Box 1118, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement No. 40069240 Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Department — HazMat Management magazine 12 Concorde Place, Suite 800 Toronto ON M3C4J2 From time to time we make our subscription list available to select companies and organizations whose product or service may interest you. If you do not wish your contact information to be made available, please contact us via one of the following methods: Phone: 1-800-668-2374 Fax: 416-510-5133 Email: jhunter@bizinfogroup.ca Mail to: Privacy Officer Business Information Group 12 Concorde Place, Suite 800 Toronto ON M3C 4J2 We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Publications Assistance Program to­wards our mailing costs. © 2008 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior consent. PAP Registration No. 11032 ISSN-1713-9511 Member

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he peril for a company that complies with environmental statutes but annoys its neighbors has been highlighted in a major precedent set by the Supreme Court of Canada in November that industrial operations can be in compliance with applicable laws and their certificate of approvals (i.e., “without fault”) and yet still be liable regarding nuisance claims by the local community. In St. Lawrence Cement Inc. v. Barrette a class action was instituted by citizens near the Beauport cement plant for annoyances

they suffered for a number of years. The complaints related to dust, odors and noise from the company’s activities -- described by the Supreme Court as “abnormal annoyances.” St. Lawrence Cement will have to pay the residents a total of $15 million, even though the class action was filed in 1993 and the Beauport cement plant ceased operations in 1997. The litigation wound its way through the courts all the way to the Supreme Court in November of this year.

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he Business-NGO Working Group for Safer Chemicals and Sustainable Materials has been launched after two years of behind-the-scenes planning. Spearheaded by the nonprofit environmental organization Clean Production Action, the group consists of business and NGO leaders creating a roadmap to the widespread use of safer chemicals in consumer products. The grouped has released a joint statement entitled “Guiding Principles for Chemicals Policy” outlining a path for

businesses to implement greener and safer chemicals. This came in response to the increasing demand from consumers, investors and governments for chemicals that have low to no toxicity and degrade into innocuous substances in the environment. Leading businesses are seeking to capture these emerging market opportunities by redesigning their products and catalyzing change in their supply chains. Visit www.BusNGOWorkGroup.org

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ntario plans to introduce new legislation which would reduce pollution, better inform citizens, and protect them from toxic chemicals in the air, in water, on land, and in consumer products. The proposed strategy could encompass new requirements for industry to report on the use of toxics, and to prepare toxics reduction plans. The legislation would also

initiate a new authority to regulate toxic substances in products, and determine ways to inform Ontarians on toxics use and measures they can take to make informed choices. The discussion paper “Creating Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Strategy” is available on the Environmental Registry at www.ebr.gov.on.ca under Registry #0104374.

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or years, Canadian businesses and institutions have been allowed to store certain quantities of PCBs, rather than send them for destruction and disposal. But time has run out — the federal government has implemented regulations that require the removal and destruction of PCBs and PCB fluids in use or in storage. On October 30, 2008, HazMat Management magazine and the EcoLog Group — in association with sponsors and experts from the PCB treatment and disposal industry — presented a half-day seminar on the safe removal and destruction of PCBs. The wellattended and informative PCB Destruction & Disposal

seminar was held at the Hilton Toronto Airport hotel updated attendees about the new PCB disposal requirements and outlined practical management and destruction options. Presenters included representatives from the federal government and the Swan Hills hazardous waste treatment plant in Alberta, EBC Canada’s John Nicholson (a regular columnist for HazMat Management magazine) and PCB Disposal Inc. president Eric Smith, Ph.D. See the Cover Story by Eric Smith to learn more about the federal requirements and disposal options, page 8.

AIM and BioSoil join forces

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IM Environmental Group, a Canadian leader for providing solutions to businesses faced with environmental challenges, has joined forces with a global innovator in biological attenuation of contaminants, Netherlands-based BioSoil International B.V. The two companies will work together to provide in situ and ex situ remediation services to the Canadian market, utilizing AIM’s knowledge of the marketplace and BioSoil’s innovative techniques. The companies announced their new venture at the Canadian Brownfields 2008 Conference. “We’re excited to join forces with BioSoil and bring their patented, proprietary processes for natural soil remediation to the Canadian marketplace,” said Theo VanWely, President of AIM. “The cutting edge nature of their technologies and methodologies has been utilized around the globe for soil remediation operations.” “Bioremediation, in theory, looks really simple,” said Martin Slooijer, Manager, BioSoil. “But in practice, it’s much more complex. Our success is founded on the specialized techniques we have developed to stimulate biological degradation naturally and constant monitoring in the field which enables us to adapt

quickly to a project’s individual needs.” AIM Environmental Group specializes in site remediation, waste stream management, brownfield redevelopment, facility decommissioning, demolition and hazardous material handling. The Stoney Creek, Ontario-based company was formed in 1989 and developed the AIM Environmental Action SystemTM, a nine-step system. AIM currently has a number of projects just completed or underway in the Greater Toronto and Horseshoe area including: the demolition and asbestos abatement program of the Henderson Hospital redevelopment project; soil remediation and disposal at a project in Owen Sound; subsurface demolition and remediation for the City of Niagara Falls; demolition of the city’s incinerator at SWARU. Other projects include rebuilding of the West Hamilton Landfill site at Kay Drage Park, demolition of the Prince of Wales elementary school and operating the central composting facility for Hamilton that processes up to 60,000 tonnes of green waste to compost a year. For more information about AIM, please visit www. aimgroup.ca For more information about BioSoil, please visit www.biosoil.com WINTER 2009 HazMat Management   

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Understanding the new federal requirements for PCB destruction

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ince the current rate of attrition will not allow the country to meet its international obligations under a number of treaties and conventions, on September 5, 2008 Canada’s federal government enacted new PCB legislation to accelerate the removal and safe disposal of PCB wastes. The new regulations require that owners of inservice equipment such as PCB (askarel) transformers and PCB Power Factor Correction capacitors have them removed from service by December 31, 2009. Similarly, owners of transformers containing mineral oil bearing PCB concentrations greater than 500 ppm or transformers that are greater than 50 ppm located at sensitive sites, also have them either removed from service or reclassified to non-PCB status. (Sensitive sites include hospitals or senior citizens’ care facilities, drinking water treatment plants, food or feed processing plants and preschools, primary schools or secondary schools.) As one would expect, many PCB owners are concerned that this tight time frame adds hardship in tough economic times and that the deadline is unattainable. The new PCB Regulations indicate that, “Extensions may be granted for the 2009 end-of-use deadline up to December 31, 2014, on a case-by-case basis and upon the demonstration that conditions set out in the Regulations have been met.” The intent of this provision is to afford some flexibility for equipment that cannot be replaced by the deadline due to technical constraints for engineered-to-order equipment or if the facility is scheduled

for permanent closure before 2014. If a PCB owner feels their situation is unique enough to warrant an extension, they must submit their request in writing to Environment Canada for review. However, Environment Canada has made it clear that it provided sufficient warning of these new Regulations and emphasize that extensions will not be granted for economic reasons alone. For the vast majority of owners of PCB transformers, the December 31, 2009 deadline will apply. Let’s look at a few PCB transformer replacement scenarios.

PREPARING A BUDGET

When faced with the replacement of an askarel transformer, the disposal cost is determined by the volume of liquid and the weight of the empty carcass, both of which are on the name plate of the transformer. Prior to the promulgation of the new PCB regulations, the reasons to remove PCBs related mostly to liability, accident prevention and environmental stewardship. Now the removal is required. If you need to replace a PCB transformer, determine as soon as possible what type of transformer you need for your particular site. This is also an

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decision needs to be made as to whether it’s economically feasible to use them or not. These huge cranes can take eight to 12 hours to assemble and require the shutdown of an entire city block. Also, the job requires permits, police at both ends of the block and, if public transit is impacted, additional costs for removal and re-installation of street car cables (for example). If a project is time critical, using a crane will enable extraction of the PCB transformers and placement of the new units inside the vault in just a few hours. When the last new transformer is securely placed in the substation, the vault cover is replaced and secured and the crane can then be disassembled; a process that takes another 8-12 hours. Following installation of the new transformers, the vault is cleaned and usually painted to return it to a pristine state. opportunity to: replace aging switchgear; install a larger KVA transformer; change from liquid to “dry type” units; relocate a substation within a building; increase or decrease redundancy; move indoor substations to outdoors; and, upgrade to new technology equipment. In anticipation of the deadline, orders for new transformers are increasing and delivery times are expected to become longer. Current delivery times ranging from 18 to 22 weeks depending on the number and type of transformers ordered. It’s important therefore to order equipment as soon as possible.

REGULATORY ISSUES

Before a PCB transformer replacement project can begin, a few regulatory issues must be satisfied. In Ontario, for example, PCB owners must go online to the environment ministry’s “HWIN” Internet site to obtain a Generator Number if they don’t already have one. They will have to register PCBs as waste class 243-D solids and 243-D liquids when transformer disposal is involved. The Generator Number will be used for completing the TDG manifest for removal of the PCBs from the site. The owner will also have to submit a letter to the local ministry office requesting

“Director’s Instructions” for greater than 50 litres of PCB liquid, providing all of the pertinent details of the proposed project.

SUBSTATION ACCESS

Access to a transformer substation is probably the most significant factor affecting project costs. For transformers at ground level where the access door is large enough to remove the unit intact, a PCB transformer can be drained and removed and the new unit placed into the vault in less than a day. Similarly, if below grade substations are accessible, a crane can lift out the PCB transformer intact and drop in the new unit in just a few hours. However, in those cases where substations are totally inaccessible, it can take several days to remove a PCB transformer and install a new one. Some extractions and installations can be challenging when the transformer access is on the side of a building, especially several floors up. Special “transformer” platforms may have to be constructed to facilitate removal and installation. In those instances where the access to the vault is on the roof, a crane may be able to remove the PCB units and lift the new transformers up to the vault. Cranes large enough to do these lifts can cost tens of thousands of dollars a day so a

INACCESSIBLE SUBSTATIONS

What do you do if the transformer substation has poor access or is totally inaccessible? When an inaccessible PCB transformer needs to be changed out, there is only one option, and that is “cut-down” of the transformer and installation of a dry-type replacement unit in situ<P>. It’s surprising how many askarel transformers fall into the category of “inaccessible.” They’re particularly abundant in high-rise buildings where substations were constructed in a manner that never took into account that the transformer would have to changedout one day. The transformer cut-down process in general terms involves the use of saws rather than torches to minimize heat. The fins and the top of the transformer are cut away and then the tank is cut down into pieces small enough to be man-handled. The tank walls are cut away until the core is completely exposed. Once the tank walls have been removed, the core is taken apart piece by piece. All of the core components are placed in drums for removal from the site. Depending on the construction and the size of the transformers, it may be possible to remove individual coils with a hoist and place them right into a drum. As each PCB transformer is removed from the vault,

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the dry-type replacement transformer is brought into the vault in pieces and is reassembled after being assembled and tested at the manufacturing facility.

NO ASKAREL TRANSFORMER RECLASSIFICATION OPTION

For many years the market offered “reclassification” of askarel transformers to non-PCB status using what became known as the “PERC” process. Perc is perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene, the toxic solvent used by the dry-cleaning industry. The perc reclassification process involved the removal of the askarel and replacing it with perchloroethylene. The transformer was re-energized and the perc was continuously circulated through a distillation unit to keep the PCB levels sufficiently low to allow the PCBs in the core and coil to leach out over time. Although

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In the normal course of events, if the PCB concentration in a perc-insulated transformer was considered sufficiently below 50 ppm PCBs, the perc was drained from the transformer and it was retrofilled with silicone, R-Temp or other dielectric fluid. Again, depending on the internal construction of the transformer in question, the PCBs in some cases continued to leach slowly into the new insulating liquid, giving rise to another problem: PCB-contaminated silicone or R-Temp. The transformer owners we have talked to are choosing to replace their transformers. PHASE “perc” SEP/AB/SWR 12/18/08 1:36 PM Page 1

MINERAL OIL TRANSFORMER RECLASSIFICATION

Contrary to what some people believe, mineral oil transformers were never manufactured with PCBs in them. They became

contaminated when serviced by contractors using pumps and hoses that were previously used for servicing askarel transformers. In some cases the oil transformers became contaminated with PCBs to several thousand ppm. As mentioned earlier, mineral oil transformers containing 500 ppm PCBs or more either have to be replaced or reclassified to non-PCB status by retrofilling. Assuming a transformer still has some life expectancy, retrofilling simply involves replacing the PCB-contaminated oil with new or refurbished oil. The PCB-contaminated oil from the transformer tank and conservator are drained into proper 16-gauge, 205-litre bung type drums. The transformer is maintained under dry air or nitrogen blanket to prevent intrusion of moisture into the transformer core. New oil or refurbished oil is pumped into the transformer after it’s been degasified and clay filtered to improve the dielectric strength and overall quality of the oil. When two transformers are in the same substation, it may be possible to switch the load to one unit while the other is drained and retrofilled. Following a period of a few hours to several hours, the retrofilled unit is re-energized and the load is switched over to the retrofilled unit

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Swan Hills Treatment Centre

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he Swan Hills Treatment Centre is located near Swan Hills, Alberta. This fully integrated hazardous waste treatment and disposal facility has been in operation since 1987 and is capable of handling all hazardous wastes onsite with the exception of radioactive and explosive wastes. The facility is owned by the Alberta government which has contracted with Earth Tech to be the long-term operator. Earth Tech provides a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cradle-to-graveâ&#x20AC;? approach as all wastes are sent to and treated at one site. Treatment options include high temperature incineration, stabilization/solidification and physical/chemical treatment. Solid treatment residues, rendered nonhazardous, are placed into a secure onsite landfill. Liquid non-hazardous residues are injected into an onsite deep well. All required analysis is performed in a full-service, laboratory at the facility. The treatment centre can handle solids, liquids and sludges in drummed and bulk form employing systems for waste receiving, preparation, storage and tracking. Onsite storage includes 1,133 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage, a 700 cubic metre bulk solids pit

and 17,000 drum spaces in various storage buildings. In the last 18 months, the treatment centre has upgraded the tank farm and the FB&D incinerator and is well positioned to handle additional volumes of PCB wastes anticipated as a result of the new federal PCB regulations. Although Earth Tech does not provide site services or transportation for PCB waste, the company has agreements in place with other firms that provide turnkey services for most PCB wastes: Aevitas in Cambridge, Ontario; Sanexen in Longueuil, Quebec; and, Trans Cycle Industries in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Naturally, the treatment centre has programs in place for health and safety, process safety, risk management and an environmental management system. The centre eliminates environmental liability as the Alberta government assumes long-term liability for the site and is responsible for site closure, decommissioning and long-term monitoring of the landfill cells. Information supplied by Gordon Godin, Marketing & Sales Consultant.

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(and the process is repeated with the second transformer). After a period of 90 days, the PCB concentration in the transformer tank will equilibrate as the PCBs leach from the core. The core components that retain PCBs include the paper, wood, tape and particleboard. As long as a transformer is close to full load, about 90 per cent of the PCBs will leach from the core and reach equilibrium, leaving 10 per cent still in the core and coils. We have found that allowing a transformer to sit for a while after draining, followed by a flush of a drum or two of retrofill oil, will maximize removal of PCBs with a single retrofill. For transformers that are contaminated with PCBs to levels exceeding 500 ppm, the units will have to be drained and refilled every 90 days until the final PCB level is <50 ppm. This process is referred to as “serial retrofilling.”

“HISTORICAL” PCB STORAGE SITES

Before Swan Hills was open for destruction of PCBs, owners had no other choice but to store PCB wastes on their site. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment assigned a PCB Site Number and required generators to register their PCB wastes and from that point on, once a PCB owner was in the database, their name would remain there. Swan Hills has been open for 12 years now and PCB owners who have disposed of their PCBs are undertaking to have their PCB site listed as “Historical” with the environment ministry, a process commonly referred to as “site decommissioning.” It’s important to note that having a site listed as a historical PCB site will say nothing about the environmental health of the rest of the property. In order to accomplish a PCB site decommissioning, owners must provide data to the ministry to confirm that there have been no PCB residues in the storage containers or storage rooms that may have resulted from leakage, spillage or mishandling of PCBcontaminated wastes. In order to assess this, any rooms, substations or containers previously used for storage of PCBs must be wipe-tested for PCB residues; the number of samples taken depends on the floor area. The PCB residues must be <10 µg/100 cm2 or the area will have to be decontaminated and re-tested. If there is any noticeable or suspect staining, rather than conduct a wipe test immediately to prove what is already suspected, the floor should be subjected to a thorough solvent washing. Once the floor has been decontaminated, confirmatory wipe tests are taken. The process is repeated as many times as necessary until the tests confirm PCB residues are <10 µg/100 cm2 If a storage container or storage building was used to house the PCB wastes, proof is required to confirm that PCBs did not escape the confines of the structure. Soil or gravel samples are taken from each side of a concrete container, platform or transformer pad for a minimum of four samples for direct PCB analysis. A “composite” of the four samples is subjected to a modified “leachate test” to determine the presence of other chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals, PAHs, pesticides, etc. as the situation may dictate. If the inside and the outside of the PCB storage compound pass the analytical tests, the consultant’s report along with the lab’s Certificates of Analyses and the Certificates of Destruction

for the PCB wastes can be submitted to the local ministry Director, requesting that your PCB storage site be considered inactive or historical. Usually PCB owners go through this decommissioning exercise when they’re confident they’ve removed all of their PCBs from service but occasionally some do it despite knowing that more PCBs will be generated. If additional PCB wastes are required for removal, you need not go through the site registration exercise all over again if the wastes are removed promptly from the site after they’ve been taken out of service. The new Federal PCB Regulations dictate that owners comply with several requirements relating to storage of PCBs including: maximum storage periods, prohibitions against storage, exceptions, access to storage sites, inspection of sites, maintenance, labelling and reporting requirements, disposal deadlines for stored PCB wastes.

CONCLUSION

It’s certainly possible that some PCB owners will eclipse the December 31, 2009 deadline due to the large numbers of transformers that need replacement. These situations are particularly common to the high rise office towers in major cities across Canada. Although many owners of PCB transformers have taken steps to address the issue of replacement their equipment, many more have not done anything yet and are planning to wait until well into 2009 before drafting a plan. This may be okay for owners with a single transformer but for those with several units, the earlier the order is placed for new equipment, the better. For PCB owners who are concerned about their project running into 2010, you have a chance of remaining onside with Environment Canada if you do the following: develop a replacement strategy; commit the funds; place an order for new transformers, set a “reasonable” time line, and start executing your replacement plan. Enforcement officers will more than likely focus their attention on those owners who have made little or no effort to comply with the new regulations. It’s also noteworthy that Swan Hills Alberta may or may not be operating after 2015. It would therefore be prudent for owners of ballasts, cables and any other PCB contaminated wastes that require disposal by 2025, to get rid of their PCBs before 2015 to avoid the risk of not having the Alberta Special Waste Treatment Centre as an option for disposal of their PCBs. (See articles, pages 13 and 15 for various options.) HMM Eric Smith, Ph.D., is President of PCB Disposal Inc. in Ajax, Ontario. Contact Eric at esmith@pcbdisposalinc.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:812; 807;

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CB cleanup and destruction companies have waited a long time for the new federal PCB regulations and the requirement to destroy in-service and stored PCBS. Anticipation of the regulation’s promulgation dates back to 2003 when it was speculated that the federal government would soon implement target dates. The wait is finally over and PCB destruction companies will have several years of steady work. Among the reasons for the delay was opposition from some environmental activists who favored long-term storage over thermal destruction. To their dismay, technologies such as gas-phase chemical reduction (GPCR) proved to be unreliable and uneconomic. Some readers may recall ELI Eco Logic whose GPCR technology failed in the marketplace. The new regs will energize the market for PCB

destruction companies across Canada. There’s no opportunity to export PCBs to the United States or any other country for destruction. By law, all PCBs currently stored in Canada must be destroyed. High-level PCB waste will be destroyed at one of the incinerators listed in the table. In anticipation of the new federal regulations, some companies have re-tooled to ensure that they are ready for the increase in business. One such company is Gary Steacy Dismantling Limited, located in the Village of Colborne, Ontario (approximately 100 kms east of Toronto). Gary Steacy treats PCB-containing transformers, light ballasts and other PCB and nonPCB electrical equipment through incineration. The metals that remain following incineration are sent for recycling.

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The gas-fired furnace at the Gary Steacy facility has a destruction efficiency of 99.9999999 per cent (commonly referred to as “nine 9s”). The facility is also selfcontained. This means that no sewage or self-generated waste is taken offsite. The company can process and incinerate askarel and high-level transformers of any size; oil-filled transformers tested at less than 500 ppm for PCBs, and contaminated porous material or electrical equipment. To accomplish the destruction of askarel-containing transformers, the company first reduces the levels of PCBs down to less than 500 ppm by using a sodiumbased solution that reacts with the PCBs to create NaCl (salt). By reducing the PCB concentration in the askarel, the company believes any possible adverse effects to the environment of incinerating high-level PCBs is eliminated. Those familiar with thermal destruction of PCBs know that they are destroyed at temperatures above 700°C. The temperature in the furnace at Gary Steacy facility is kept at 1000°C to ensure that PCBs are totally destroyed. One issue related to the thermal destruction of PCBs is the formation of dioxins and furans. The Gary Steacy facility recently underwent an upgrade to

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ensure possible dioxins and furans that may form are subsequently treated with best available technology. Ontario’s environment ministry recently granted an amendment of the facility’s Certificate of Approval to include the use of a Gore Remedia® Catalytic Filtration System. The system consists of Teflon-coated membrane filter bags that combine dust control with catalytic chemistry technology to destroy 99 per cent of dioxins and furans. From Gary Steacy’s perspective, this filtration system has several advantages over carbon injection or a selective catalytic reactor, including proven use, low maintenHMM ance and ease of operation. John Nicholson, M. Sc., P. Eng. is based in Toronto, Ontario. Contact John at john.nicholson@ebccanada.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:812;

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n old saying from Northern England roughly translates, “Where there’s muck, there’s money,” and nowhere is that more true than in brownfield redevelopment. The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy’s (NRTEE) two publications on the topic (Greening Canada’s Brownfield Sites, 1998, and Cleaning up the Past, Building the Future: A National Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy for Canada, 2003), together with several background studies, clearly showed the economic as well as social and environmental benefits accruing to a broad range of stakeholders, including the public. In 1996, when I first started work on the original NRTEE brownfields document, I stood at the corner of King and Bay streets in Toronto and asked 25 people, “What is a brownfield?” Two gave a response that was reasonably accurate (and some were quite creative!). Recently I repeated the exercise and found 14 people had acceptable definitions. This poll, while unscientific, is nonetheless encouraging, and reflects the efforts of many stakeholders in creating awareness. Best of all, many contaminated properties are now being transformed. Twelve years ago, no province had a firm brownfield strategy; now Ontario, BC and New Brunswick either have strategies or are developing them, and Quebec (first out of the gate with its 1998 Revi-Sols program) has a second version called Climat-Sols. All recognize the benefits of increased tax revenues and more viable municipalities. Where once few municipalities had community improvement plans and few actively sought brownfield redevelopment; many are now implementing brownfield redevelopment as part of urban renewal strategies; they’ll reap the tax benefits and regenerate their downtown cores. Lenders in this area were once few and far between; now there are special purpose funds (e.g., Kilmer and Cherokee), less reticence on the part of at least two of the major banks, and low-interest loans from the FCM Green Municipal Fund. (See article, page 46.) We’ve come such a long way! How does all this fit into Canada’s economy today? A recent Conference Board of Canada report shows a disturbing trend in Canada’s performance compared with 16 other industrialized countries. The (recently ended) global commodities boom (especially oil, gold, and potash) masked poor performances in other critical areas. In innovation we got a “D” grade and ranked 13th; in environment we got a “C” and ranked 15th. The commodities crash will not

by Angus Ross

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improve other metrics. Yet a study commissioned by the NRTEE shows that brownfield redevelopment has the highest multiplier effect (i.e., ancillary job and revenue creation) of any sector of the economy. Brownfields redevelopment, therefore, could be a cornerstone of economic renewal (alongside investments in “green energy” as is being touted by the new administration south of the border). Canada has produced a number of leading environmental companies. Consider Zenon Environmental (purchased by GE in 2006) in water treatment technology, Westport Innovation in natural-gas-powered heavy vehicle engines, Carmanah Technologies in solar lighting applications, and Ballard Power in hydrogen fuel cells. Canada could similarly spawn leaders in brownfield remediation technology. Sustainable Technology Development Canada (a co-sponsor of this publication) has recognized this opportunity at the federal level. Collectively, we have to act quickly but — as was revealed in an article in the Globe and Mail (on Canada Day, appropriately) — Canadian enviro-tech companies are missing out on business opportunities in many markets, including a major one: China. We’re repeatedly being outmuscled by France, Australia, Germany, Holland and others. This is unfortunate given that the opportunities are huge and Canada does have expertise in sought-after areas such as soil assessment and remediation technology. The former Soviet bloc countries have a legacy of toxic factories and industrial parks, as does industrialized Europe. Emerging economies — China and India especially — have created brownfields in the rush to industrialization. They’re beginning to recognise the social and health effects, and there are openings for Canadian technology and know-how. Opportunities abound. Canada is facing major challenges to its manufacturing sector with high costs in comparison to China, Indonesia, Mexico and elsewhere, as well as the effects from the global economic slowdown. It’s vital to find other areas with high income potential to replace these lost jobs. The environment, and particularly brownfields, is one such area. Given a magic wand, what would I do? Make environment a focus of trade offices, missions and embassies abroad. Create a strong support system for Canadian companies trying to break into the enviro-tech export market. Have a unified voice for brownfield redevelopment in Canada. Press for changes needed at the provincial and federal levels to further encourage brownfield redevelopment technology and support. Sell the benefits of Canadian environmental education to the world to attract international students. (Canada got high marks in the Conference Board study for education). There’s money to be made from the muck, but we need fast action to ensure that Canadian companies, and Canada, benefit from turning the brown into gold.

Angus Ross is the National spokesman for the Canadian Brownfields Network. Contact Angus at landaconcepts@rogers.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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he redevelopment of brownfields properties is a critical component of land-use planning and economic development, especially for urban municipalities. Contamination from past industrial usage usually means these properties must be cleaned up before they can be redeveloped. How much cleanup is needed and how it’s done directly affect costs and liabilities — critical factors in determining whether or not redevelopment will occur. The current environmental legislation in Ontario specifies increasingly stringent cleanup standards for industrial/ commercial, residential or agricultural/parkland uses. Two approaches are accepted for meeting these standards. The most straight forward (and usually the most expensive) approach is “dig and dump” where soils not meeting the standards are removed and disposed off site, such that the property meets the Ontario environment ministry’s most stringent generic standards for the intended landuse. Groundwater remediation is usually based on natural decreases of contaminants over time, once the contaminant source is removed and any offsite movement of contaminants is controlled (if required). Alternately, site specific cleanup standards can be developed using established environmental risk assessment (RA) methods. Such site specific soil and groundwater standards often need some type of engineered systems (to manage the contaminants on site) and/or land-use restrictions (to control exposure of subsequent site users to the contaminants). The site specific approach based on RA reduces cleanup costs, but raises difficulties in obtaining ministry approval. It also complicates management of future property liability and, in some cases, the public’s perception of the redevelopment.

“The environment ministry has updated the original 2004 standards and plans to put the new standards into law in the near future.” Elliot Sigal

A critical issue is that the environment ministry has updated the original 2004 standards and plans to put the new standards into law in the near future. Most experienced brownfield developers believe that meeting the new generic soil and groundwater cleanup standards will be at best much more costly or, at worst, not technically feasible for many Ontario brownfield properties. This will make obtaining approval more reliant on site specific criteria based on RA methods for redevelopment to proceed. We must ask: What are the critical issues in obtaining and facilitating RA approval? What are the impacts of RA-based cleanup on managing future liabilities and public preceptions of the redeveloped land? And, how will all of this effect the financing of brownfield redevelopment?

Revisions to Ontario’s framework The revisions to Ontario Regulation 153/04 provide updated generic site condition standards. Many of the original standards were based on outdated science, including the toxicology and exposure modeling used in their derivation. In addition, new pathways and receptors have been considered. The result is that approximately 25 per cent of the new soil standards and 50 per cent of the groundwater standards have increased (i.e., become less stringent) and a handful of the standards remain unchanged from the originals. Other changes to the regulation include a streamlined risk assessment approach, referred to as a “modified generic risk assessment,” intended to facilitate the use of risk assessment in a more timely and efficient manner. Risk assessment is the science-based process to establish groundwater and soil standards reflecting site specific characteristics (usually resulting in less stringent cleanup standards). The “modified generic risk assessment” will allow a Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA) to easily modify several generic RA parameters based on specific site characterization (e.g., chemical-physical soil parameters, geophysical parameters and site location relative to surface and groundwater parameters), and use the ministry exposure models to calculate property-specific soil and groundwater standards. Changes to the risk management process will also allow for the use of simple risk management measures designed and published by the environment for the elimination or blocking of exposure pathways within the modified generic risk assessment. A well designed and well executed comprehensive risk

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New Ontario Soil and Ground Water Standards What do these changes in the law mean to property owners and brownfields redevelopment in Ontario? • The updated generic standards will result in more sites requiring remediation, risk assessment and risk management; • Properties with concentrations of soil contaminants greater than the new generic standards have the option of using modified generic risk assessments, conventional risk assessments and risk management plans to improve the financially feasible of redevelopment; • Property owners, lenders and insurers must come to grips with the reality that the environment ministry will require CPUs on sites remediated using site specific standards based on either type of risk assessment and risk management plans. The brownfield redevelopment industry will have to ensure that the CPU does not become a negative perception issue with financiers and future site users; and, • The streamlined approach will expedite the process for some sites although sites that still require ‘conventional risk assessments and risk management plans will still have to navigate a technically onerous and time consuming process for ministry approval. With the ongoing worldwide credit crisis, the appetite for brownfield lending will diminish in Ontario as Canadian banks reduce their risk tolerance and tighten their credit requirements across their lending portfolio. It will be more difficult to obtain traditional financing for new brownfield projects. HMMFall08Greenspoon

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tingency plan outlining actions that must be taken in future if risk management fails or monitoring reveals a problem. A CPU is the administrative mechanism that allows these restrictions to be placed on the title to a property. CPUs are required regardless of the complexity of the risk management measures taken. Regulatory changes will allow for expedited approvals of modified generic risk assessments with risk management measures designed and published by the ministry, since these CPUs will not require Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry posting, a process that can add significantly to timelines. What do these changes mean to property owners and brownfields redevelopment in Ontario? • The updated generic site condition standards will result in more sites requiring remediation, risk assessment and/or risk management; • Since remediation is often costly and not always technically feasible, property owners will have to consider risk assessment and risk management at a wider range of properties; • Risk assessment is a viable option; however, property owners, lenders and insurers must come to grips with the reality that the ministry will require CPUs at most sites; and, ... continues on page 24

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roviding indemnity from environmental liabilities to both the polluter and successive owners is critical to the redevelopment of brownfields. The North American environmental insurance market can provide such indemnification. The underwriting standards for environmental insurance are strict and must clearly and openly present the technical merits of the risk to obtain the required coverage. Extensive due diligence is essential to document historical uses, characterize contamination, the remedial action plan, and future land use. The experience and expertise of the environmental consultants, engineers, contractors and the developer are very important. As long as the exacting underwriting standards are met, best pricing and broad coverage terms, adequate limits and an extended coverage period can be obtained. Two distinct environmental insurance products are available to brownfield developers: Cleanup Cost Cap coverage limits cost over-runs in achieving the prescribed cleanup of contamination not discovered or understood during site characterization. Cost Cap insurance usually has significant deductibles or co-insurance conditions, limiting its usefulness to projects with smaller remediation budgets. Also, the underwriting standards for site characterization and documenting cleanup cost estimates are stringent. Pollution Legal Liability responds to the legal liabilities from onsite and offsite contamination and can cover pre-existing and new pollution conditions, including responses to government regulatory action such as changes in cleanup standards and future third-party actions (if required). Coverage is available for pollution conditions created by contractor on-site activities or during transportation and disposal of soils. Environmental insurers are receptive to — and have developed underwriting criteria based upon — site specific risk assessment approaches. Typically, certain identified

pre-existing pollution conditions (i.e., “Known Pollution Conditions”) may be initially excluded from coverage until the site risk management plan is documented in the Remediation Certificates, the risk assessment is documented and accepted by the responsible regulator. Comprehensive and long-term environmental liability indemnification (to provide the parties with a permanent exit from the liabilities associated with a contaminated site) can be pivotal in brownfield redevelopment. The well-established Alternative Risk Transfer financial structures used for “long-tailed” liabilities with employee pensions, workers’ compensation and commercial product liabilities can be applied to “long-tailed” risks associated with environmental risk management plans that may be required under the site specific risk assessment approach. The environmental Alternate Risk Transfer places the combined risk components (e.g., continuing environmental monitoring, maintenance of engineered controls required by the risk management plan) with an independent third party by funding them together with the Pollution Legal Liability coverage. This environmental Alternate Risk Transfer structure provides a comprehensive indemnity and financial guarantee package to developers and future users of the property. The funding of the environmental Alternate Risk Transfer must be sufficient to cover potential future claims, including “catastrophic events”, and to pay in perpetuity for engineered controls and systems specified in the risk management plan. A highly-rated financial institution is required to support such a structure and issue a financial guarantee that is acceptable to a regulator; there are practical examples where the environmental Alternate Risk Transfer approach has enabled a responsible party to permanently transfer environmental risks and thereby execute a permanent exit strategy from the site. Environmental insurance and risk financing programs are a “corner-stone” to addressing liabilities, and to a large extent public perceptions, in brownfield development, and will become more so under the ministry’s new standards.

Paul Fitzgerald is a Partner with Purves Redmond in Toronto, Ontario. Contact Paul at pfitzgerald@purvesredmond.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:806;

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anadian lenders evaluate Brownfield lending in the same way they evaluate any other lending opportunity. That is, does the lending opportunity meet the lending criterion and risk tolerance profile of the bank? While the lending criterion for most Canadian banks was similar, the risk tolerance profile, until recently, was not. The financial strength of the borrower and their ability to repay the loan is the key consideration when making any loan. To evaluate this, a bank will typically look at the cash flow, the proposed property use, the management team and their experience, pre-sold or leased units, tenant quality, the balance sheet and the business plan. If the bank is satisfied with the credit assessment of the transaction, it will then look at the environmental side of the equation. If the bank is not satisfied with the credit side of the equation, the transaction will not proceed regardless of the validity of the environmental assessment. To evaluate the environmental risk, banks examine: — consultant’s reputation and experience in brownfield redevelopment; — extent of contamination (is it small and localized or site James Evans wide?); — type of contamination (is it simple like metals or complex like chlorinated solvents?);

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• The streamlined approach will expedite the process for some sites although many sites will still require comprehensive risk assessment and risk management.

Finance: According to James Evans of RBC, “The likelihood that bankers will somehow quickly grasp the intricacies of a risk assessment (which will be increasingly required under the new regulations), as a basis for lending, is remote. If they don’t understand it, and can’t convince their risk departments to support it, they can’t lend upon it. Effective com-

— ease of remediation (will a risk assessment be required?) and — remediation plans (if any) While banks do not generally finance upfront remediation costs, if remediation is done during the construction phase it can be eligible for funding. For all construction loans, the borrower’s equity is always used first, with the bank only advancing their funds once certain milestones in the construction are reached and verified. With the 2004 change in the environmental regulations in Ontario (O.Reg. 153/04), which significantly narrowed the criteria by which a bank can be held liable for its borrower’s environmental transgressions, Canadian banks are generally not concerned about environmental liability in Ontario. Risk assessments are no longer the “kiss of death” they once were for property financing. While most Canadian banks, given the choice, would prefer that the remediation be “full depth” using the generic criteria, a few banks have come to the conclusion that in some cases this is not possible or realistic. They also understand that they may be missing attractive business opportunities by refusing to lend on these types of properties.

James R. Evans, M.Eng., P.Geo. is Senior Manager Environmental Risk, Corporate Environmental Affairs, RBC in Toronto, Ontario. Contact James at james.evans@rbc.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:806; 807; 803;

munication of the basis of the risk assessment approach so that bankers understand it will be critical. With the ongoing worldwide credit crisis, the appetite for brownfield lending will diminish in Ontario as Canadian banks reduce their risk tolerance and tighten their credit requirements across their lending portfolio. It will be more difficult to obtain traditional financing for new brownfield projects.”

Elliot Sigal is Executive Vice President of Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario. Contact Elliot at esigal@intrinsikscience.com @ARTICLECATEGORY: 807; 803;

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2009 Buyers’ Guide & Directory ABSORBENT/ADSORBENT PRODUCTS Arch Industries Arcus Can-Ross Cartier Chemicals Devcon Dow Chemical Fire Protection Gator Cda Hazmasters ICC Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Kapejo Inc. Loraday Enviro Pacesetter Safety Supply SPC, A Brady Business Team-1 ThermoSafe Brands TIGG Corp

AGITATORS ITT Water & Wastewater

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AC Carbone Madison MEGTEC Nett Tech TurboSonic

AIR QUALITY/TREATMENT/ MONITORING Acme Engineering Prod ACR Activation Lab AGHT Laboratories Air & Water Solutions, ALARA ALTECH Tech Ambio Biofiltration AMKO Armstrong Monitoring Ashtead Tech AVAR Avensys B & B Abatement & Insulation BGI BOMA Environmental & Safety Braun Intertec C V Envr Camfil CDS Analytical CEA CEM CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services Chem Solv Church & Trought Circul-Aire Clean Air Eng Clean Air Coastal Environmental Control Instruments ECOH Management Etcos Environmental Fabricated Plastics Fisher Environmental GrayWolf Groupe DHB Guelph Chemical Indl Scientific INFICON Jacques Whitford KBU Environmental LEHDER Environmental LEX Scientific Maxxam Analytics McGill Air 26 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2009

Mil-Ram Technology Nett Tech NovaLynx Opsis Photovac R&R Lab RAE Systems Restoration Env Contractors Staplex T Harris Team-1 Thermo Electron Corp. NITON Analyzers TIGG Corp TurboSonic Vici Metronics Westech Ind’l Wilks Ent Willer Engineering WJF

ASBESTOS/LEAD/MOULD ABATEMENT Abacon Environmental Consultants Air Earth Water B & B Abatement & Insulation BTNP BGI Braun Intertec Chem Solv cr/x environmental services, inc Decommission Svc Fisher Environmental Fuller Austin Grayling Industries Green-Tech Hazmasters Jacques Whitford LEHDER Environmental LEX Scientific Monalt Nilfisk Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors Safety Express Specialty Vacuum Staplex Team-1 Thermo Electron Corp. NITON Analyzers Tri-Phase Environmental

BATTERY COLLECTION & RECYCLING Battery Broker Battery Council Cdn Household Newalta Industrial Service Nulife

BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT Aim Environmental Group AiMS Environmental Aird & Berlis Barenco Biogenie Cdn Brownfields Network Cement Association of Canada CETCO Liquid Boot Decommission Svc ECOLOG Info Resources Gartner Lee GlobalTox Green-Tech Greenspoon Specialty Contracting Intrinsik Jacques Whitford Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund L.P Malroz Engineering Newalta Industrial Service Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors

Sanexen Environmental Services Terrafix Environmental Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Water and Earth Science Associates

CALIBRATION GASES Scott Specialty

CLEANERS/DEGREASERS/ SOLVENTS, ETC. BTNP Cartier Chemicals Dow Chemical EnviroSan Products Intl Products Kam Biotechnology KPR Adcor VCI Newalta Industrial Service Perma-Tech Rochester Midland

CLEANING SUPPLIES (CLOTHS) Arch Industries

COATINGS/PROTECTIVE FLOORING Corolon Coatings Devcon Gemite Products KPR Adcor VCI Perma-Tech StonCor Group Terrafix Environmental

CONFINED SPACE SAFETY PRODUCTS/TRAINING/SERVICES Scott Specialty Armstrong Monitoring BGI BW Technologies by Honeywell Cdn Safety Equip Con-Space Demesa Emergency Film Enviro Accident Protection Gemtor Hazmasters Indl Scientific Invitro Sciences Lambton College Lineman’s Labs Mil-Ram Technology Newalta Industrial Service NorthWest Safety Quantum Murray LP Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Safety Express Safety Supply Servomex Company Inc. Sierra Monitor Skedco Team-1 Vici Metronics Wessuc Yow Canada

DISPOSAL SERVICES Accurate Indl B & B Abatement & Insulation CEDA Green-Port Environmental Services Hotz Network Enviro Newalta Industrial Service Photech Environmental Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors RPR Environmental

Solution Soil Treatment Facility Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. Tri-Arrow

DISTRIBUTORS & MANUFACTURER’S REPS Alaron Instruments Alpha Controls Cancoppas CEM Demesa Fanchem Forestry Suppliers Geneq GroundTech Solutions Mandel Scientific Norditrade Performance Fluid Equipment Rayplex Steel Tank Walther Quick Coupling Willer Engineering

EMERGENCY RESPONSE (EQUIPMENT SVCS, TRAILERS) Falcon Ridge Group Restoration Env Contractors Smiths Detection - Danbury Team-1 Wells Cargo

ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT Conestoga-Rovers Intrinsik Jacques Whitford

ENVIRONMENTAL & WASTE AUDITING Aird & Berlis B & B Abatement & Insulation Chem Solv CIAL Group Conestoga-Rovers Conformance Check Envision Gartner Lee Glos Associates Jacques Whitford Kostecky LEHDER Environmental Management Horizons Pilot Performance Procyon Consult Restoration Env Contractors Sendex SENES Consult Totten Sims URS Canada XCG Consultants

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING/ENGINEERING 3R Abacon Environmental Consultants Aeon Egmond AGAT Laboratories AiMS Environmental Air Earth Water ALP ALTECH Consulting Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. Aqua Terre AVAR B & B Abatement & Insulation Barenco BOMA Environmental & Safety Bowie Environmental Braun Intertec


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2009 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Briggs Cda C Tech C V Envr CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services Church & Trought Clean Air Eng Conestoga-Rovers CPG-Franz Decommission Svc Dillon Consult Donley Earthguard EcoBec ECOH Management EcoLog ERIS Envir-Eau - Div. de WESA Enviro-Stewards Environmental Business Consultants ESAA Envision Etcos Environmental Fisher Environmental Gartner Lee Geostat GlobalTox Glos Associates Golder Assoc Green-Tech Hatch Mott Incinerator Consultants IndEco Strategic Intrinsik Investigative Science Jacques Whitford Jagger Hims JFM Keystone Environmental Kodiak Kostecky LEHDER Environmental LEX Scientific Malroz Engineering Management Horizons Marshall Macklin MVG Corp MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Environmental Pinchin Environmental Purifics ES R&R Lab RJ Burnside Restoration Env Contractors EcoWerks Sanexen Environmental Services Waterloo Hydrogeologic Sendex SENES Consult Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Spill Mgmt Stabilis Stantec Consulting Strata Soil T Harris Terrapex Trow Global URS Canada Water and Earth Science Associates WorleyParsons XCG Consultants

ENVIRONMENTAL DRILLING SERVICES Boart Longyear Jacques Whitford Kodiak Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Sonic Soil – Concord Strata Soil

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS Conestoga-Rovers ERM Canada Jacques Whitford RJ Burnside Restoration Env Contractors

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Aird & Berlis Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Conformance Check ECOLOG Info Resources EcoLog ERIS Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt Specialty Tech Templegate Information Torys LLP Willms & Shier Env Lawyers

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT/SERVICES 3E Company 3R Battery Broker BlazeTech Bowie Environmental C V Envr Century Environmental Services Chemical Safety CIAL Group Containment Corp Decommission Svc Earthguard ECOLOG Info Resources Envir-Eau - Div. de WESA Envirochem Enviro Accident Protection EQ ERM Canada ESS Gartner Lee GLOBE 2008 Golder Assoc Hazco IndEco Strategic Intelex Jacques Whitford JFM Keigan Systems Logical Data Management Horizons McGill Air Marshall Macklin MVG Corp Network Enviro Newalta Industrial Service Photech Environmental Pilot Performance Pinchin Environmental Procyon Consult Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors RLE Tech Rochester Midland Stantec Consulting Tanknology Canada Templegate Information Terratechnik Torys LLP Tri-Phase Environmental Trow Global URS Canada Willms & Shier Env Lawyers

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT/ SYSTEMS Acme Engineering Prod Camfil

Circul-Aire Dow Chemical EMRP Environmental Marine & Response Products ENV Treatment Enviro Remediation Fabco Plastics Western Fabco Wholesale Filter Innovations General Carbon Groupe DHB JLM Systems Lakeview Eng’d Madison Mandel Scientific Minuteman Intl Nilfisk Premier Tech Rayplex Separmatic Fluid TIGG Corp Treatment Products Water Maze Water Treatment Systems York Fluid

FIRE & EXPLOSION TOXIC DISPERSION

Jagger Hims JFM Keystone Environmental Malroz Engineering Marshall Macklin MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Environmental Oilskimmers Purifics ES Quantum Murray LP RJ Burnside Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Sanexen Environmental Services Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Sonic Soil - Concord Stantec Consulting TankTek Terrapex TIGG Corp Trow Global Universal Fabric Water and Earth Science Associates Waterloo Barrier WorleyParsons XCG Consultants

HAZARDOUS/NON-HAZARDOUS RECYCLING SERVICES

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GAS DETECTION SYSTEMS Mil-Ram Technology

GENERAL CONTRACTING/ DEMOLITION Aim Environmental Group B & B Abatement & Insulation Greenspoon Specialty Contracting Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors Sonic Soil - Concord

GEOTECHNICAL Jacques Whitford Vertek WorleyParsons

GROUNDWATER MONITORING/REMEDIATION Activation Lab Aeromix AGAT Laboratories AiMS Environmental ALTECH Consulting Analytical Measurements Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. Aqua Terre Avensys Boart Longyear Briggs Cda Conestoga-Rovers Decommission Svc Dillon Consult Envir-Eau - Div. de WESA Enviro Remediation ERM Canada Gartner Lee Geneq General Carbon Geonics Limited GroundTech Solutions Heron Instruments INFICON Insitu Contractors Instrument NW Jacques Whitford

PCB Containment Battery Broker Green-Port Environmental Services Hotz Miller Environmental Network Enviro Newalta Industrial Service Norditrade Nulife Opta Minerals Proeco Corp RPR Environmental Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. Tri-Arrow Universal Fabric

HAZARDOUS/NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT 3R PCB Containment BTNP Bennett Enviro Circul-Aire EQ Fanchem Hazco Hydroclave Jacques Whitford Miller Environmental Newalta Industrial Service Phase Separation Solutions Proeco Corp Provincial Svcs Quantum Murray LP RPR Environmental Solution Soil Treatment Facility Swan Hills Treatment Centre Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. Tri-Arrow

HAZMAT RESCUE EQUIPMENT Skedco

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2009 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Quatrex Environmental SEI Industries Laden Steel

HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS & SERVICES Academy Savant Actio Corporation Enviro Accident Protection Management Horizons NorthWest Safety

HEPA VACUUM SYSTEMS cr/x environmental services, inc Pentek,

INCINERATION/THERMAL DESTRUCTION Bennett Enviro Eco Waste EnerWaste Incinerator Consultants MEGTEC Nelson Remediation Provincial Svcs Quantum Murray LP Swan Hills Treatment Centre

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING & DECONTAMINATION EQ Guzzler Mfg Restoration Env Contractors Team-1

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS Americana 2007 AESAC Battery Council Cdn Brownfields Network Cdn Household Coast Waste ESAA ONEIA Safety Institute SEIMA Solid Waste & Recycling Mag Visions

INDUSTRY INFORMATION/ TECHNICAL RESOURCES/ PUBLISHERS, ETC. Aqua Terre Air Liquide Canada Donley ECO Canada ECOLOG Info Resources Hazardous Material Info Indumark Government Publishing Regscan Solid Waste & Recycling Mag Templegate Information

INSTRUMENTATION/CONTROL/ SAMPLING/MONITORING EQUIPMENT ACR Scott Specialty Air Liquide Canada Alaron Instruments Alpha Controls AMKO Analytical Measurements Analytical Tech Hazco Canada Armstrong Monitoring Ashtead Tech 28 www.hazmatmag.com WINTER 2009

Avensys BGI BW Technologies by Honeywell Can-Am Instruments Cancoppas CDS Analytical CEA CEM Clean Air Eng Clean Air Coastal Environmental Cole-Parmer Cole-Parmer Canada Control Instruments Crimtech Svcs Davis Controls Demesa Draeger Safety Canada Forestry Suppliers Geneq Geonics Limited GrayWolf Hazmasters Heron Instruments Indl Scientific INFICON Instrument NW Levitt-Safety MacSema Man-Tech Associates Mandel Scientific Markland Specialty Marsh-McBirney, Inc. Mil-Ram Technology NovaLynx Opsis Orbeco Analytical Photovac RAE Systems Response Biomedical RLE Tech Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Servomex Company Inc. Shimadzu Sierra Monitor Smiths Detection - Danbury Staplex Thermo Electron Corp. NITON Analyzers Vici Metronics Walther Quick Coupling Westech Ind’l Wilks Ent Willer Engineering WJF

INSURANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT ALP Huronia GlobalTox Jacques Whitford Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Zurich Canada

ISO 14000 TRAINING/ CONSULTING BSI Management Systems CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services Jacques Whitford Management Horizons Pilot Performance Procyon Consult Willms & Shier Env Lawyers

LABELS/SIGNS/PLACARDS/MSDS 3E Company AV Systems Actio Corporation WH Brady

Chemical Safety DangerousGoods.com Hazmasters IHS Dolphin ImageWave MacSema Safety Supply Visual Plan William Andrew

LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES Activation Lab AGAT Laboratories Alpha Controls Becquerel Bodycote Testing Group Indl Testing Lab Entech - Div. of Agri-Service Guelph Chemical Investigative Science Invitor Intl KBU Environmental Lineman’s Labs Maxxam Analytics R&R Lab Safety Institute SGS Environmental Services (Laboratory) ThermoSafe Brands

LEAK DETECTION/TANK TESTING CEA Chlorinators Inc Diverse Plastic Mil-Ram Technology Photovac RLE Tech Sierra Monitor Tank-Life Cradles Tanknology Canada TankTek Leybold Cda Waterline Environmental WestMor

LINERS/GEOTEXTILES Century Environmental Services Century Environmental Servs CETCO Liquid Boot HQN Industrial Layfield Geosynthetic Perma-Tech Quantum Murray LP Ram Lining Seaman Solmax Intl Terrafix Environmental

LIQUID WASTE VACUUM TRUCK HAULAGE Accurate Indl Team-1

MANUFACTURER (DREDGES) Ellicott Dredges - Div. of Baltimore Dredges, LLC

MEDICAL WASTE STERILIZATION Hydroclave

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS Americana 2007 Coast Waste ESAA FCM’s Green Municipal Fund OHAO OCETA

Safety Institute SEIMA Visions

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY AV Systems Abacon Environmental Consultants ALARA ALP Ansell Canada BOMA Environmental & Safety BSI Management Systems BW Technologies by Honeywell Cdn Centre for OH&S CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services Church & Trought Danatec Educational Decommission Svc DuPont Cda ECOH Management ECOLOG Info Resources Education Safety Electrolab Envision ESS Etcos Environmental Gemtor Glos Associates Guelph Chemical Hazard Alert Hazardous Material Info ICC Intelex Jacques Whitford Jordan David Knorr Assoc Management Horizons Mil-Ram Technology OHAO Pacesetter Pinchin Environmental RAE Systems Ronco SENES Consult Specialty Tech Spill Mgmt Superior Glove T Harris Thomas Lift Truck Service Torys LLP Visual Plan Yow Canada

ODOR/VOC CONTROL Aeromix Camfil MEGTEC Rusmar Inc

OIL WELL ABANDONMENT/ OIL FIELD WASTES Biogenie Clean Earth Solutions Kapejo Inc. Nelson Remediation Newalta Industrial Service Quantum Murray LP

OIL/WATER SEPARATION & RECOVERY ACG Tech Aqua-Guard Spill Arbortech Can-Am Instruments Century Environmental Servs Crimtech Svcs Crucial Davis Controls


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2009 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Enviro Remediation Filter Innovations H2Flow HT HQN Industrial Hyde Marine Kapejo Inc. Newalta Industrial Service Oilskimmers PAP Eng’g Pol-E-Mar PS International Quantum Murray LP Rayplex RGF Separmatic Fluid Steel Tank Tank-Life Cradles Treatment Products Tri-Phase Environmental Water Maze Water Treatment Systems ZCL Composites

PCB SERVICES/RECLAMATION/ DESTRUCTION PCB Containment Fisher Environmental Green-Port Environmental Services PCB Disposal Phase Separation Solutions Proeco Corp Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors Sanexen Environmental Services Swan Hills Treatment Centre Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. Tri-Phase Environmental

POLLUTION PREVENTION/ WASTE REDUCTION SYSTEMS ACG Tech Air & Water Solutions, ALTECH Tech American Compactor Arbortech Cdn Pollution Prevent Century Group CIAL Group Enviro-Stewards Envirochem Fabco Plastics Western Fabricated Plastics Hatch Mott Hydroclave Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Indumark Jacques Whitford Katch Kan Keystone Environmental Lakeview Eng’d Lord & Partners Markland Specialty McGill Air Millennium Nett Tech NexGen Enviro Systems, PS International RGF Rochester Midland Trans Enviro Treatment Products TurboSonic Wizard Drum

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/ EQUIPMENT Ansell Canada Hazco Canada Best Glove Cdn Safety Equip Cole-Parmer

Comm-Applied DQE, DuPont Cda Fisher Safety Forestry Suppliers Gemtor Hazmasters Invitro Sciences Jordan David Lakeland Levitt-Safety Lineman’s Labs MAPA Professional Pacesetter Quantum Murray LP Rocky Mountain Environmental & Safety Equipment Ronco Safety Express Sara Glove Company, Standard Safety Superior Glove

PUMPS/VALVES/METERS Alaron Instruments AMKO Cole-Parmer Cole-Parmer Canada Ecologic Waste Fabco Plastics Western Fabco Wholesale Fluid Metering Gardner Denver, Inc. Gorman-Rupp Groupe DHB Hassco Industries Insitu Contractors ITT Water & Wastewater Liquid Waste Tech Performance Fluid Equipment Rocky Mountain Enviro Leybold Cda Walther Quick Coupling Wastequip WestMor WJF York Fluid

RADIOLOGICAL DECONTAMINATION AND DEMOLITION Pentek, Team-1

RECYCLING EQUIPMENT/ SERVICES Arbortech Cdn Household NexGen Enviro Systems, Norditrade PAP Eng’g Premier Tech Sprung Instant Tee Mark Voghel Enviroquip Wizard Drum

RELOCATABLE BUILDINGS Gemite Products Rubb

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Hazco Canada Ashtead Tech Can-Am Instruments Cancoppas Clean Air Draeger Safety Canada GrayWolf

Hazmasters Instrument NW ITT Water & Wastewater KBU Environmental Specialty Vacuum Sprung Instant Thomas Lift Truck Service TIGG Corp York Fluid

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall Arcus Can-Ross Century Group Containment Corp Corolon Coatings Diverse Plastic E.S. Systems, Ecologic Waste Enviro Products Fire Protection Gemite Products Hassco Industries Hazmasters JP Specialties Environmental Cleaning Systems Layfield Geosynthetic Loraday Enviro Millennium ModuTank Pol-E-Mar Quatrex Environmental Ram Lining Seaman SEI Industries Solmax Intl SPC, A Brady Business Westeel Laden Steel ZCL Composites

SHELTER MANUFACTURER Weatherhaven

SHREDDERS/CRUSHERS/ COMPACTORS/SCREENS Allu Group American Compactor Tee Mark Voghel Enviroquip Wizard Drum

SITE & SOIL REMEDIATION Aeon Egmond PCB Containment Aim Environmental Group Air Earth Water Allu Group ALTECH Consulting Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. Aqua Terre AVAR Barenco Bennett Enviro Biogenie Boart Longyear Briggs Cda Brown Bear C Tech Cement Association of Canada Clean Earth Solutions Clements Assoc CompreVac Conestoga-Rovers CPG-Franz Decommission Svc DEG Environmental Dillon Consult ECOLOG Info Resources

Gartner Lee Gator Cda Golder Assoc Greenspoon Specialty Contracting GroundTech Solutions Hazco Jacques Whitford JFM Kam Biotechnology Kodiak Layfield Geosynthetic MVG Corp MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Environmental Nelson Remediation Newalta Industrial Service Opta Minerals PCB Disposal Phase Separation Solutions Quantum Murray LP Ram Lining Restoration Env Contractors Sanexen Environmental Services Sarva Bio Remed Science Applications International Corporation Sendex Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Solution Soil Treatment Facility Strata Soil TankTek Terrapex Totten Sims Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. Tri-Phase Environmental Universal Fabric Waterline Environmental Waterloo Barrier Weston Solutions Wilks Ent

SLUDGE FILTRATION/ DEWATERING/DREDGING Brown Bear CompreVac Giroux Enviro ENV Treatment Gardner Denver, Inc. H2Flow Liquid Waste Tech Markland Specialty Newalta Industrial Service Parkson Separmatic Fluid Wessuc Westech Ind’l

SOFTWARE/CD-ROM/INTERNET 3E Company AV Systems Academy Savant Actio Corporation Cdn Centre for OH&S Conformance Check Donley Earthguard ECOLOG Info Resources Education Safety Electrolab EmerGeo Solutions Envirochem ESS Geostat Hazard Alert IHS Dolphin ImageWave Intelex Keigan Systems Knorr Assoc Logical Data WINTER 2009 HazMat Management 29


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2009 Buyers’ Guide & Directory Management Horizons Regscan Waterloo Hydrogeologic Visual Plan William Andrew

SOIL SAMPLING EQUIPMENT Clements Assoc Vertek

SOLVENT RECOVERY SYSTEMS MEGTEC NexGen Enviro Systems, PAP Eng’g

SPILL & TRAINING Team-1

SPILL CONTROL PRODUCTS Aqua-Guard Spill Arch Industries Arcus Can-Ross Cdn Safety Equip Cartier Chemicals Century Group Containment Corp Crucial Devcon DQE, E.S. Systems, Eagle Mfg EMRP Environmental Marine & Response Products Enviro Products EnviroSan Products Fisher Safety Gator Cda Hazmasters Hyde Marine Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Katch Kan Environmental Cleaning Systems Loraday Enviro Millennium ModuTank Newalta Industrial Service Oilskimmers Pol-E-Mar PS International Quantum Murray LP Quatrex Environmental RayMac Rocky Mountain Enviro Seaman SPC, A Brady Business Team-1 Terrafix Environmental Trans Enviro

SPILL RESPONSE/CLEANUP 308 Systems 3E Company CEDA CPG-Franz EmerGeo Solutions Guzzler Mfg Hannay Reels Harold Marcus

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Hotz Hyde Marine Interra Hazmat Emergency Jacques Whitford Miller Environmental Minuteman Intl Newalta Industrial Service PCB Disposal Quantum Murray LP Restoration Env Contractors Sarva Bio Remed Standard Safety Team-1 Wessuc

STORAGE SYSTEMS (USTS, ASTS, ETC.) A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall ConVault Crimtech Svcs Diverse Plastic Ecologic Waste Fabricated Plastics Hassco Industries HT JFM MacSema ModuTank RayMac Sprung Instant Steel Tank Tanknology Canada Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Waterline Environmental Westeel WestMor Laden Steel ZCL Composites

SURFACE DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGIES Clean Earth Solutions cr/x environmental services, inc Pentek, Science Applications International Corporation -

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Cement Association of Canada CETCO Liquid Boot Enviro-Stewards IndEco Strategic Jacques Whitford OCETA Seneca College Weston Solutions

TANKS (PLASTIC) Tank-Life Cradles

TRADESHOWS/CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS Aqua Terre Americana 2007 Battery Council WH Brady Cdn Brownfields Network Cdn Pollution Prevent Falcon Ridge Group

Coast Waste ECOLOG Info Resources Education Safety EnviroExpo – May 2-3, 2006 GLOBE 2008 Media Planning Munich Trade Fairs Pollutec - Promosalons

TRAINING Achieve Technologies BSI Management Systems CAES EcoBec LEHDER Environmental Management Horizons

TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION Aqua Terre Academy Savant ALARA AESAC Bowie Environmental Cdn Pollution Prevent Falcon Ridge Group Danatec Educational DangerousGoods.com ECO Canada ECOLOG Info Resources Electrolab Emergency Film EnviroExpo - May 2-3, 2006 Hazard Alert Hazmasters ICC Incinerator Consultants Interra Hazmat Emergency Jacques Whitford Kostecky Lambton College Media Planning OCETA Waterloo Hydrogeologic SEIMA Seneca College Solocks.com Spill Mgmt Stabilis TDG WHMIS

TRANSPORTATION & TDG PRODUCTS/SERVICES 3E Company Achieve Technologies WH Brady Danatec Educational DangerousGoods.com Fanchem Harold Marcus Lambton College Regscan Stabilis TDG WHMIS Yow Canada

VACUUM TANK PRODUCTS & SERVICES Gardner Denver, Inc. Guzzler Mfg

Nilfisk Provincial Svcs Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Specialty Vacuum Leybold Cda Wastequip Westeel

WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS AC Carbone ACG Tech Acme Engineering Prod Aeon Egmond Aeromix Air & Water Solutions, ALTECH Tech Analytical Measurements Century Environmental Services Chlorinators Inc Cole-Parmer Canada CompreVac Davis Controls EMRP Environmental Marine & Response Products ENV Treatment Fabco Wholesale Filter Innovations Freije Treatment General Carbon H2Flow Hatch Mott HT Indumark Insitu Contractors JP Specialties KPR Adcor VCI Environmental Cleaning Systems Lakeview Eng’d Madison Man-Tech Associates Parkson Performance Fluid Equipment Premier Tech Purifics ES Quantum Murray LP RGF EcoWerks Sanexen Environmental Services StonCor Group TIGG Corp Water Maze Water Treatment Systems Waterloo Biofilter

WEAPONS DEMILITARIZATION/ DESTRUCTION (CHEMICAL/ BIOLOGICAL) 308 Systems CDS Analytical Comm-Applied Decommission Svc Restoration Env Contractors

WHMIS/ONLINE OHS TRAINING Achieve Technologies Cdn Centre for OH&S Yow Canada

WILDLIFE SURVEYS Jacques Whitford


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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide 2cg Inc. 451 Ferndale Ave London ON N6C 2Z2 519 645-7733 Pres Paul Van Der Verf

308 Systems Inc. 2637 Wapiti Rd Fort Collins CO 80525 970 282-7006 Fax: 970 282-7015. Dir Mark Lueker

3E Company 1905 Aston Ave Carlsbad CA 92008 760 602-8700 Fax: 760 602-8852. Toll-Free: 800 360-3220

3R Environmental International Inc. 8105 boul Parkway Anjou QC H1J 1M8 514 354-1556 Fax: 514 354-2865. Toll-Free: 877 954-1556 Pres Charles Moreau

A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall 5122 N State Rd 39 La Porte IN 46350 219 326-7890 Fax: 219 324-3780. Toll-Free: 888 326-7890 Toll-Free Fax: 888 324-3780 Sls Mgr Randall G Veatch

Toll-Free: 888 596-3960 Sls Mgr Mike McCall

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 Fax: 604 677-5190. 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.

ACR Systems Inc. 210-12960 84 Ave Surrey BC V3W 1K7 604 591-1128 Fax: 604 591-2252. Toll-Free: 800 663-7845 Mktg Coord Tove Schulz

Actio Corporation 30 Internation Dr, Suite 201 Portsmouth NH 03801 603 433-2300 Fax: 603 433-2302. Pres Russell McCann

Activation Laboratories Ltd.

A.C. Carbone Canada Inc. 300 rue Brosseau St-Jean-Richelieu QC J3B 2E9 450 348-1807 Fax: 450 348-3311. Gen Mgr Karl Mertn Jr We offer many types of standard impregnated, specialized media and low cost carbon canisters for emissions control, odor abatement, product purification and solvent recovery for both liquid and vapor phase applications. A.C. CARBONE CANADA INC remains Canada’s only manufacturer of Activated carbon. Our R & D department ensures that our products remain among the highest in quality and consisting available. Our experience and commitment guaranties a state-of-the-art product to our clients as well as an excellent service. We can offer the best solution in pollution control simply because we know our product and it’s efficiency..

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

aboutREMEDIATION.com 2070 Hadwen Rd, Unit 201A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Project Mgr Wayne Coutinho

1336 Sandhill Dr Ancaster ON L9G 4V5 905 648-9611 Fax: 905 648-9613. Toll-Free: 888 288-5227 Gen Mgr Eric Hoffman

Aeon Egmond Ltd. 27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 5Y7 416 657-2367 Toll-Free: 800 267-4797 Toll-Free Fax: 866 267-4797 Principal John VanEgmond

Aeromix Systems Inc. 7135 Madison Ave W Minneapolis MN 55427 763 746-8400 Fax: 763 746-8408. Pres Peter Gross

Accurate Industrial Waste Limited 100 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Unit 38 Concord ON L4K 5X1 905 738-5053 Fax: 905 660-9944.

Aim Environmental Group

Aevitas Inc. 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

416 863-1500 Fax: 416 863-1515. Lawyer Adam Chamberlain

AirScience Technologies Inc. 1751 rue Richardson, bureau 3525 Montréal QC H3K 1G6 514 937-4614 Fax: 514 937-4820.

ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Limited 103 Parkview Hill Cres Toronto ON M4B 1R5 416 759-9579 Fax: 416 759-0372. Pres Charles Pilger

Alaron Instruments 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

Allu Group 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.

400 Jones Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 5P4 905 560-0090 Fax: 905 560-0099. Sales Jim Skeoch

12 Banigan Dr Toronto ON M4H 1E9 416 467-5555 Fax: 416 467-9824. Toll-Free: 800 323-4937 Pres Brian Bobbie

AiMS Environmental

ALTECH Technology Systems Inc.

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.

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

Region Main Office 3104 Beta Ave Burnaby BC V5G 4K4 778 328-8787 Fax: 778 328-8795 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 Fax: 514 333-3046 AGAT Laboratories Ltd – Nova Scotia Region Main Office 11 Morris Dr, Unit 122 Dartmouth NS B3B 1M2 888 468-8718 Fax: 902 468-8924 AGAT Laboratories is a full service analytical laboratory and science company with operations worldwide. AGAT is comprised of eleven divisions: (1) Rock Properties, (2) Oil Sands, (3) Geology and Petrology (4) Oil and Gas Chemistry, (5) Agricultural, (6) Tribology, (7) Air Quality Monitoring. (8) Reservoir Engineering, (9) Environmental (10) Mining (11) Food Testing Services. AGAT's Environmental Division provides comprehensive services to environmental consultants, industry and governments including contaminated site testing, detailed soil and water analysis as well as compound identification, research and development.

PO Box 627 Nutley NJ 07110 973 661-5192 Fax: 973 661-3713. Toll-Free: 877 661-5192 Pres Sam Sofer

Air Earth & Water Environmental Consultants Ltd.

12 Banigan Dr Toronto ON M4H 1E9 416 467-5555 Fax: 416 467-9824. Toll-Free: 877ALTECH5 Pres/CEO Alex Keen

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.

423 Ireland Rd Simcoe ON N3Y 5J1 519 426-7019 Fax: 519 426-5035. Pres Robert Lovegrove

PO Box 1303 Mansfield OH 44901 419 522-9550 Fax: 419 522-1807. CEO David Shook

Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC

Americana 2009 – International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference

PO Box 310 Plumsteadville PA 18949 Location: 6141 Easton Rd 215 766-8860 Fax: 215 766-2476. Toll-Free: 800 217-2688 Chairman/CEO J Frederick Merz

Air Liquide Canada Inc. 1250 boul René-Lévesque O, bureau 1700 Montréal QC H3B 5E6 514 933-0303 Fax: 514 846-7700. Toll-Free: 800 817-7697 Pres/COO Luc Doyon

Aird & Berlis LLP PO Box 754 Brookfield Place Toronto ON M5J 2T9 Location: BCE Place 181 Bay St, Suite 1800

911 rue Jean-Talon E,bureau 220 Montréal QC H2R 1V5 514 270-7110 Fax: 514 270-7154. Event Coord Andrea Morales

AMKO Systems Inc. 250 West Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 6 Richmond Hill ON L4B 1C7 905 771-1444 Fax: 905 771-1616. Toll-Free: 800 267-2656 Pres Doris Kosch

Analytical Measurements 100 Hoffman Pl Hillside NJ 07205 973 399-1444 Fax: 973 399-1446. Toll-Free: 800 635-5580 Pres W Richard Adey

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Analytical Technology, Inc. 6 Iron Bridge Dr Collegeville PA 19426 610 917-0991 Fax: 610 917-0992. Toll-Free: 800 959-0299 Natl Sls Mgr Bill Popp

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

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

Arch Industries PO Box 1225 Stn B North York ON M9L 2R9 Location: 200 Bartor Rd North York ON M9M 2W6 416 741-7247 Fax: 416 741-7400. Toll-Free: 877 257-7247 Pres Arthur Falkenstein

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

Argus-Hazco

Pres Justin Lewis

Avensys Inc. 1131 Derry Rd E Mississauga ON L5T 1P3 905 564-4700 Fax: 905 564-6776. Toll-Free: 888 965-4700 Toll-Free Fax: 800 268-8022 Sls Engineer Peter Seto

B & B Abatement & Insulation – Div. of 930340 Ontario Inc. PO Box 746, Gormley ON L0H 1G0 Location: 10 Stalwast Industrial Dr, Unit 5 416 631-2038 Fax: 905 888-0071. Project Mgr Christine Kepic-Murray; Don Bremner

Barenco Inc. PO Box 295 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 Location: 2561 Stouffville Rd, Suite 202 905 887-6661 Fax: 905 887-1999. Pres Jim Phimister

Battery Broker Environmental Services Inc. 11 Tupper Ave Toronto ON M8Z 5H5 416 255-3321 Fax: 416 255-7707. Pres Ron Bebee

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)

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

BSI Management Systems

2840 2 Ave SE Calgary AB T2A 7X9 403 248-9226 Fax: 403 273-3708. Toll-Free: 800 663-4164 Inside Sls Mgr Richard Cote

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 253 rue Michaud Coaticook QC J1A 1A9 819 849-6381 Fax: 819 849-6120. Pres Michael Everett 4495 Wilfrid-Hamel Blvd Québec QC G1P 2J7 418 653-4422 Fax: 418 653-3583. Toll-Free: 800 267-4422 Gen Mgr Francois Gagnon

BlazeTech Corporation 24 Thorndike St Cambridge MA 02141-1882 617 661-0700 Fax: 617 661-9242. Pres Albert Moussa

Boart Longyear PO Box 355 Little Falls MN 56345 320 632-6552 Fax: 320 632-2915. Gen Mgr Tom Oothoudt

Bodycote Testing Group 2395 Speakman Dr Mississauga ON L5K 1B3 866 263-9268 Fax: 905 823-1446. Cust Serv Mgr Liz Summerfield

BOMA Environmental & Safety Inc.

AVAR Environmental Inc.

Bowie Environmental Edge Management & Assessment Ltd.

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11001 Hampshire Ave S Minneapolis MN 55438 952 995-2000 Fax: 952 995-2020.

BW Technologies by Honeywell

PO Box 490 Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0 Fax: 705 887-2213. Toll-Free: 877 512-3722 Pres Bruno Luzak 12 Baldwin St Dundas ON L9H 1A6 289 238-9098

Braun Intertec Corporation

6790 Kitimat Rd, Unit 4 Mississauga ON L5N 5L9 905 826-3080 Fax: 905 826-4151. Mgr Steven Simpson

Biogenie S.R.D.C. Inc.

Ashtead Technology Rentals

Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2)

355 Apple Creek Blvd Markham ON L3R 9X7 905 764-4226 Fax: 905 764-3670. Toll-Free: 800 263-6179 Toll-Free Fax: 800 387-4935 Mktg Comm Melanie Toulmin

Becquerel Laboratories Inc.

Armstrong Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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

Brady Canada

401 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60611-4267 312 644-6610 Fax: 312 527-6640. Exec VP Maurice A Desmarais

Best Glove Manufacturing Limited

Armstrong Monitoring Corp.

Toll-Free: 800 668-4284 Commun Mgr Eleanor Westwood

6205 Airport Rd Suite 102 Mississauga ON L4V 1E6 416 620-9991 Fax: 416 620-9911. Toll-Free: 800 862-6752 Marketing Carine Delorme

Battery Council International (BCI)

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 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

613 345-4337 Fax: 613 345-0358. Pres James S Bowie

203-2621 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB R3J 0P7 204 889-5275 Fax: 204 889-2348. P Eng/Dir Dinko Tuhtar

PO Box 592 Brockville ON K6V 5V7

C Tech Development Corporation 45-001 Lilipuna Rd, Unit A Kaneohe HI 96744 808 447-9751 Fax: 714 844-9255. Toll-Free: 800 669-4387 Pres Reed D Copsey Sr

C V Environmental Services 23 East 27th St Hamilton ON L8V 3E6 905 389-2624 Fax: 905 389-2624. Pres Stephen Toplack

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-Am Instruments Ltd. 2851 Brighton Rd Oakville ON L6H 6C9 905 829-0030 Fax: 905 829-4701. Toll-Free: 800 215-4469 Pres Mark Reeves

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 Brownfields Network (CBN) 2070 Hadwen Rd, Unit 201A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Exec Dir Tammy Lomas-Jylha

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.

100 Charlotte St Sarnia ON N7T 4R2 519 337-3423 Fax: 519 337-3486. Toll-Free: 800 667-9790 Exec Dir Chris Wolnik

Canadian Household Battery Association 885 Don Mills Rd, Suite 301 Don Mills ON M3C 1V9 416 485-2142 Fax: 416 510-8043. Chm Tom McCubbin

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

Cancoppas Limited 2595 Dunwin Dr, Unit 2 Mississauga ON L5L 3N9 905 569-6246 Fax: 905 569-6244. Toll-Free: 800 595-0514 Pres Jake Alaica

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. 16 Chestnut St Emerson NJ 07630 201 967-5660 Fax: 201 967-8450. Toll-Free: 888 893-9640 VP-Sls/Mktg Steven Adelman

CEDA Emergency Response Team PO Box 3009 Stn Main Sherwood Park AB T8H 2T1 Location: 2130 121 Ave NE Edmonton AB T6S 1B1 780 472-6766 Fax: 780 472-6958. Toll-Free: 888 793-2378 Mgr Emerg Response Patrick Knight

CEM Specialties Inc. 1100 Dearness Dr London ON N6E 1N9 519 681-9595 Fax: 519 681-8799. Toll-Free: 866 236-7732 Dir-Tech/Mktg Ken Kightley

Cement Association of Canada 350 Sparks St Suite 502 Ottawa ON K1R 7S8 613 236-9471 Fax: 613 563-4498. Dir-Commun Sylvie Moncim


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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide CEMS Chemical Emission Management Services 5211 Preservation Cir Mississauga ON L5M 7T3 905 820-6126 Fax: 905 820-1245. VP Tahir Khan

847 991-3300 Fax: 847 934-8260. Toll-Free: 800 553-5511 VP-Mktg Steve Rees

Century Environmental Services 1-3006 Cleveland Ave Saskatoon SK S7K 8B5 306 934-4549 Fax: 306 244-1715. Toll-Free: 800 268-5111 Gen Mgr Gen Cotton; Sls Rep/Cust Serv Rep Tyler Klath

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 Pres/CEO-Railroad Prod Div Jon Russ Vincent

CETCO Liquid Boot Company 1001 S Linwood Ave Santa Ana CA 92705 714 384-0111 Natl Sls Mgr Nathan Shamosh

Chem Solv PO Box 608 Sutton West ON L0E 1R0 Location: 20848 Dalton Rd 905 722-6035 Fax: 905 722-5195. Chemist Peter Robertson

Chemical Safety Software 5901 Christie Ave Suite 502 Emeryville CA 94608 510 594-1000 Fax: 510 594-1100. Sls/Mktg Mgr Robert Dunn

Chemir Analytical Services 2672 Metro Blvd Maryland Heights MO 63043 314 291-6620 Fax: 314 291-6630. Toll-Free: 800 659-7659 Dir-Tech Serv Kevin Trankler

Chlorinators Incorporated 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

CIAL Group 119 Concession 6 Rd Fisherville ON N0A 1G0 416 410-0432 Fax: 416 362-5231. Pres Colin Isaacs

Circul-Aire Inc. 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

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.

Clements Assoc. Inc. 1992 Hunter Ave Newton IA 50208 641 792-8285 Fax: 641 792-1361. Toll-Free: 800 247-6630 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: 206 682-5658. Toll-Free: 800 488-8291 Ext. 133 Product Mgr Jim McGregor

Cole-Parmer 625 E Bunker Crt Vernon Hills IL 60061-1844 847 549-7600 Fax: 847 247-2929. Toll-Free: 800 323-4340 Pres Andy Greenawalt

Cole-Parmer Canada Inc. 5101 rue Buchan, bureau 210 Montréal QC H4P 2R9 514 355-6100 Fax: 514 355-7119. Toll-Free: 800 363-5900

Communications-Applied Technology 11250 14 Roger Bacon Dr Reston VA 20190 Fax: 703 471-4428. Toll-Free: 800 229-3925 Pres Seth G Leyman

CompreVac Inc. 3067 Jarrow Ave Mississauga ON L4X 2C6 905 624-4096 Fax: 905 624-4099. Toll-Free: 888 603-6172 Gen Mgr Jonathan Snook

Con-Space Communications Ltd. 505-5600 Parkwood Way Richmond BC V6V 2M2 604 244-9323 Fax: 604 270-2138. Toll-Free: 800 546-3405 Toll-Free Fax: 800 546-3410 VP Intl Sales Alan Jakobsen

Clean Air Engineering 500 W Wood St Palatine IL 60067-4975 847 991-3300 Fax: 847 991-3385. Toll-Free: 800 627-0033 Sls Mgr Jim Pollack

Clean Air Instrument Rental 500 W Wood St Palatine IL 60067

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: 10551 Shellbridge Way, Suite 121

Richmond BC V6X 2W9 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 651 Colby Dr Waterloo ON N2V 1C2 4610 de la Cote-Vertu Blvd Montréal QC H4S 1C7 514 336-0510 Fax: 514 336-9434 31 Gloster Crt Dartmouth NS B3B 1X9 902 468-1248 Fax: 902 468-2207 CRA provides comprehensive engineering, environmental consulting, construction, and information technology (IT) services. CRA employs more than 2,900 people in over 90 offices across North America, Argentina, Brazil and England. For over 30 years 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.

Conformance Check Inc. 52 Harrop Ave Etobicoke ON M9B 2G9 416 620-0846 Fax: 866 306-5084. COO Robert Kolanko

Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. PO Box 2043 Charlo NB E8E 2W8 Location: 11 Reid St 506 684-5821 Fax: 506 684-1915. Dredging Mgr Eugene Rousselle

Containment Corporation 10887 Portal Dr Los Alamitos CA 90720 714 821-6570 Fax: 714 821-9949. Toll-Free: 800 235-7421 VP-Sls/Mktg John Beaver

ConVault, Inc. 4109 E Zeering Rd Denair CA 95316 209 632-7571 Fax: 209 632-4711. VP-Mktg David P Harris

Corolon Coatings & Corrsion Control Technologies Inc. 2 Haas Rd Toronto ON M9W 3A2 416 401-8855 Fax: 416 401-8878. Pres Stan Buchowski

CPG-Franz Environmental Inc. 250 Shields Crt, Unit 15 Markham ON L3R 9W7 905 470-6570 Fax: 905 470-0958. Pres Harry Kim

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

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. 201-11450 29 St SE Calgary AB T2V 3V5 403 232-6950 Fax: 403 232-6952. Toll-Free: 800 465-3366 Pres Ronald Martin

DangerousGoods.com Inc. PO Box 60543 AMF

Houston TX 77205-0543 281 821-0859 Fax: 281 821-6558. Pres/Owner Carolyn Seter

Davis Controls Ltd. 2200 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 5R3 905 829-2000 Fax: 905 829-2630. Exec Asst Barbara Smith

Decommissioning Consulting Services Limited 121 Granton Dr, Unit 11 Richmond Hill ON L4B 3N4 905 882-5984 Fax: 905 882-8962. Pres Richard B German Branches: 901 Bank St Ottawa ON K1S 3W5 DCS is an environmental engineering consulting company that provides a wide range of services to public and private sector clients across Canada and internationally. Services include: Phase I & II ESAs; site remediation design and implementation; soil and groundwater cleanup; risk assessment and management; hazardous materials, asbestos, mould, PCBs, and moisture and infection control, management and abatement; decommissioning and demolition; industrial hygiene; health and safety; unexploded ordnance management; and geotechnical and hydrogeologic engineering.

DEG Environmental Ltd. PO Box 3024 Brighton ON K0K 1H0 613 475-1996 Fax: 613 475-5249. Site Mgr John Crowe

Demesa, Inc. 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

Devcon 3421 Fairview Crt Westbank BC V4T 1C1 250 768-4851 Fax: 250 768-5969. Gen Bus Mgr Ian Goodland

Dillon Consulting Limited 235 Yorkland Blvd Suite 800 Toronto ON M2J 4Y8 416 229-4646 Fax: 416 229-4692.

Diverse Plastic Tanks Inc. 8485 Parkhill Dr Milton ON L9T 5E9 905 864-1746 Fax: 905 864-4895. Toll-Free: 800 685-3174 Pres Mike Auber

Donley Technology PO Box 152 Colonial Beach VA 22443 Location: 220 Garfield Ave 804 224-9427 Pres Elizabeth Donley

The Dow Chemical Company PO Box 1206, Midland MI 48642 989 832-1560 Fax: 989 832-1465. Toll-Free: 800 447-4369

DQE, Inc. 8112 Woodland Dr Indianapolis IN 46278 317 295-9770 Fax: 317 295-9822. Toll-Free: 800 355-4628 Pres Howard Levitin

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide 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.I. du Pont Canada Company PO Box 2200 Mississauga ON L5M 2H3 519 753-9306 Fax: 519 752-2161. Toll-Free: 800 387-9326

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 John Mitchell

Earthguard Environmental Group Inc. 178 Main St Unionville ON L3R 2G9 905 415-1200 Fax: 905 477-4745. Chairman/CEO Joseph Pilarski

ECO Canada 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

EcoBec 2000 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 includesHazMat Management and Solid Waste & Recycling magazines as well as 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.

EcoLog ERIS 12 Concorde Pl, Suite 800 North York ON M3C 4J2 416 510-5204 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Acct Mgr Joan Hagerman

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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-Corp Servs Tracy Byng

Electrolab Limited PO Box 320 Stn Main Belleville ON K8N 5A5 613 962-9577 Fax: 613 962-0284. Toll-Free: 800 267-7482

Ellicott Dredges, LLC 1425 Wicomico St Baltimore MD 21230 410 545-0232 Fax: 410 545-0293. Dir-Sls Paul P Quinn

Emergency Film Group PO Box 1928 Edgartown MA 02539 508 627-8844 Fax: 508 627-8863. Pres Gordon Massingham

EmerGeo Solutions Inc. 1001-1166 Alberni St Vancouver BC V6E 3Z3 604 681-0989 Toll-Free: 888 577-0911 Pres Timothy Webb

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

EnerWaste, Inc. 1185 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 20 New York NY 10036 646 723-4000 Fax: 646 723-4001. Pres/CEO Doug Pitts

Natick MA 01760 Location: Seaport World Trade Center Boston MA 617 489-2302 Fax: 617 489-5534. Show Mgr Russ Ryan

905 832-0600 Fax: 905 832-0992. Toll-Free: 800 565-6189 Toll-Free Fax: 800 668-8415 Sls Mgr Mike Fallis

Environmental Accident Protection Inc.

2175 Teston Rd Maple ON L6A 1T3 905 832-8161 Fax: 905 832-2111. VP-Sls G Landry

PO Box 929 Petrolia ON N0N 1R0 Location: 4156 Petrolia Line 519 882-3542 Fax: 519 882-3562. Pres Mark S Braet

Environmental Business Consultants

Fabricated Plastics Limited

Fanchem Ltd. 3228 South Service Rd, Suite 207 Burlington ON L7N 3H8 905 637-7034 Fax: 905 637-7037. Sls Mgr Brian Malcolm

94 Riverwood Pky Toronto ON M8Y 4E9 416 234-5120 Pres James Sbrolla

Environmental Products Inc. 5350 Evergreen Pky Sheffield Village OH 44054 440 934-2180 Fax: 440 934-4052. Sls Mgr Laurie Benko

Environmental Remediation Equipment Inc. 8605 rue Champ d’Eau Saint-Léonard QC H1P 3B8 514 326-8852 Fax: 514 326-8961. Toll-Free: 888 287-3732 Pres Angelo Diadelfo

Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) 1710-10303 Jasper Ave NW Edmonton AB T5J 3N6 780 429-6363 Fax: 780 429-4249. Toll-Free: 800 661-9278 Dir Membership Serv & Admin Marina Davison; Dir-Industry & Govt Relations Joe Baraclough

EnviroSan Products / SOLUTION 2000 International 170 Alexandra Blvd Toronto ON M4R 1M4 416 483-5580 Fax: 416 483-5539. Pres Paul Marks

Envision Compliance Ltd.

Entech – Div. of Agri-Service Laboratory Inc.

124 Connie Cres, Unit 1-2 Concord ON L4K 1L7 905 760-1638 Fax: 905 760-1642. Toll-Free: 800 318-7090 Toll-Free Fax: 800 267-1337

6820 Kitimat Rd, Unit 4 Mississauga ON L5N 5M3 905 821-1112 Fax: 905 821-2095.

EQ-The Environmental Quality Company

FCM’s Green Municipal Fund 24 Clarence St Ottawa ON K1N 5P3 613 214-5221 Fax: 613 244-1515. Commun Mgr Raymond Sullivan 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. 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

Fire Protection Inc. 151 Kalmus Dr Suite A202 Costa Mesa CA 92626-5999 714 513-2100 Fax: 714 513-2111. Pres Stephen VanValkenburgh

Fisher Environmental 400 Esna Park Dr, Unit 15 Markham ON L3R 3K2 905 475-7755 Fax: 905 475-7718. Pres Dave Fisher

Fisher Safety

70 High St Toronto ON M8Y 3N9 416 503-7639 Fax: 416 503-8925. Water Mgr Robert Rainford

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

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

Envir-Eau – Div. de WESA

ERM Canada Corp.

Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

160 boul de l’Hôpital bureau 204 Gatineau QC J8T 8J1 819 243-7555 Fax: 819 243-0167. Pres Andre D’Astous

5353 Dundas St W, Suite 500 Toronto ON M9B 6H8 416 646-3608 Fax: 416 642-1269. Principal Louise Pearce

Enviro-Stewards Inc. 1 Union St Elmira ON N3B 3J9 519 578-5100 Fax: 519 669-5002. Pres Bruce Taylor

1620 W Fountainhead Pkwy, Suite 100 Tempe AZ 85282 480 346-5500 Fax: 480 346-5599. Toll-Free: 877 742-5050 Man Dir ESS-Cda Brad Blaisdell

PO Box 8397 Jackson MS 39284-8397 Location: 205 W Rankin St Jackson MS 39201-6126 601 354-3565 Fax: 601 292-0165. Toll-Free: 800 360-7788 VP-Mktg Ken Peacock

Envirochem Services Inc.

Etcos Environmental

310 Esplanade E North Vancouver BC V7L 1A4 604 986-0233 Fax: 604 986-8583. Toll-Free: 866 321-3311 Pres/Partner Thomas Finnbogason

96 Terrosa Rd Markham ON L3S 2N1 905 471-9890 Fax: 905 471-6439. Project Mgr Ravi Sharma

ENV Treatment Systems Inc.

ESS

EnviroExpo – May 2-3, 2006

Fabco Plastics Wholesale (Ontario) Limited

Zweig White One Apple Hill Dr

2175A Teston Rd Maple ON L6A 1T3

Freije Treatment Systems, Inc. 7435 E 86th St Indianapolis IN 46256 317 594-4660 Fax: 317 594-4665. Pres/CEO William F Freije III

Fuller Austin Insulation Inc. 11540 184 St NW Edmonton AB T5S 2W7 780 452-1701 Fax: 780 452-4129. Pres/COO Ron Martineau

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Quincy IL 62305 217 222-5400 Fax: 217 228-8243. Toll-Free: 800 682-9868 Mktg Specialist Susie Wray

Gartner Lee Limited 300 Town Centre Blvd, Suite 300 Markham ON L3R 5Z6 905 477-8400 Fax: 905 477-1456. Sr Mktg Coord Suzanne Schofield

Gator Canada 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

Geneq Inc. 8047 rue Jarry E Anjou QC H1J 1H6 514 354-2511 Fax: 514 354-6948. Toll-Free: 800 463-4363 Pres Maurice Parise

General Carbon Corp.

Grayling Industries, Inc.

Guzzler Manufacturing

1008 Branch Dr Alpharetta GA 30004 770 751-9095 Fax: 770 751-3710. Toll-Free: 800 635-1551 Dir-Sls/Mktg Ben Greene

1621 S Illinois St Streator IL 61364 815 672-3171 Fax: 815 672-2779.

GrayWolf Sensing Solutions LLC 12 Cambridge Dr Trumbull CT 06611 203 416-0005 Fax: 203 416-0002. Toll-Free: 800 218-7997 Mktg Admin Laura Lee

Green-Port Environmental Services 4 Melanie Dr, Unit 23 Brampton ON L6T 4L1 905 799-2777 Fax: 905 458-1702. Toll-Free: 866 252-8645 VP-Ops Marc Mittleman

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 Eng Thomas W Davis P Eng

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

GlobalTox 367 Woodlawn Rd W, Unit 6 Guelph ON N1H 7K9 519 766-1000 Fax: 519 766-1100. Principal Mark Goldberg

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.

GLOBE 2008 578-999 Canada Pl Vancouver BC V6C 3E1 604 775-7300 Fax: 604 666-8123. Toll-Free: 800 274-6097 Sls Mgr Pat Row

Glos Associates Ltd. 3535 North Service Rd E Windsor ON N8W 5R7 519 966-6750 Ext. 232 Fax: 519 966-6753. Pres/Chief Eng Carl M Glos

Golder Associates Ltd. 2390 Argentia Rd Mississauga ON L5N 5Z7 905 567-4444 Fax: 905 567-6561. Toll-Free: 800 414-8314 Dir-Environmental Servs James Hartshorn

Gorman – Rupp of Canada Limited 70 Burwell Rd St Thomas ON N5P 3R7 519 631-2870 Fax: 519 631-4624. Mktg Mgr Mark Neal

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.

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 Sls Mgr Dave Guilzon

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 15 Allstate Pky, Suite 300 Marham ON L3R 5B4 905 943-9600 Ext. 5840 Fax: 905 940-5848. Pres Don Cane

Geonics Limited

Geostat Systems International Inc.

470 North Rivermede Rd, Unit 7 Concord ON L4K 3R8 905 660-9775 Fax: 905 660-9774. Pres Michael Albanese

Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd.

744 Gordon Baker Rd North York ON M2H 3B4 Fax: 416 490-0974. Toll-Free: 800 269-3445 Pres Robert Muller 1745 Meyerside Dr, Unit 8 Mississauga ON L5T 1C6 905 670-9580 Fax: 905 670-9204. Tech Sls Rep Mike Catalano

H2Flow Equipment Inc.

Hazard Alert Training (HATSCAN) 4940 87 St NW Edmonton AB T6E 5W3 780 466-6960 Fax: 780 466-6048. Toll-Free: 800 561-2319 Mktg Mgr Carmela Centrella

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission 427 Laurier Ave W, Floor 7 Ottawa ON K1A 1M3 613 993-9167 Fax: 613 993-5016. Mgr Marie-Josee Leury

HAZCO Environmental Services 10501 Barlow Trail SE Calgary AB T2C 4M5 403 297-0444 Fax: 403 253-3188. Toll-Free: 800 667-0444 Pres David Mattinson

Hazmasters GroundTech Solutions PO Box 1271 Stn K Toronto ON M4P 3E5 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.

Groupe DHB Inc. 651 boul Bégin Saint-Anselme QC G0R 2N0 418 885-9885 Fax: 418 885-4957. Pres Richard Denis

Guelph Chemical Laboratories 24 Corporate Crt Guelph ON N1G 5G5 519 836-2313 Fax: 519 836-3273. Mgr Rupesh Pandey

1915 Clements Rd, Unit 1-2 Pickering ON L1W 3V1 905 427-0220 Fax: 905 427-9901. Toll-Free: 800 434-7065 Pres Randy Myers; Sls/Mktg Coord Jan Beattie

Heron Instruments Inc. 2031 James St Burlington ON L7R 1H2 905 634-4449 Fax: 905 634-9657. Toll-Free: 800 331-2032 Sls/Mktg Mgr Victoria Toon

Highland Tank One Highland Rd Stoystown PA 15501-0338 814 893-5701 Fax: 814 893-6126. Mgr Inside Sls Larry J Tomkowski

Hotz Environmental Services Inc. 239 Lottridge St Hamilton ON L8L 6W1 905 545-2665 Fax: 905 545-7822. Toll-Free: 888 333-4680 VP-Bus Dev Pamela McAuley

HQN Industrial Fabrics Inc. 760 Chester St Sarnia ON N7S 5N1 519 344-9050 Fax: 519 344-5511.

Toll-Free: 800 361-7068 VP Mike Nottley

Hyde Marine, Inc. 28045 Ranney Pky, Unit G Cleveland OH 44145 440 871-8000 Fax: 440 871-8104. VP James P Mackey

Hydroclave Systems Corp. 662 Norris Crt Kingston ON K7P 2R9 613 389-8373 Fax: 613 389-8554. Pres/CEO Richard Vanderwal

ICC The Compliance Center Inc. 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

ImageWave Corporation PO Box 4504 Lago Vista TX 78645 512 267-9705 Fax: 512 267-9703.

Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Inc. 8 Hiscott St, Unit 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

IndEco Strategic Consulting Inc. 77 Mowat Ave, Suite 412 Toronto ON M6K 3E3 416 532-4333 Toll-Free: 866 463-3261 VP Judy Simon

Indumark 16 N Franklin St, Suite 201A Doylestown PA 18901 215 348-5105 Owner Clifford Lebowitz

Industrial Scientific Corporation 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

INFICON Two Technology Pl East Syracuse NY 13057-9714 315 434-1100 Fax: 315 437-3803.

Insitu Contractors Inc. 150 Stevenson St S Guelph ON N1E 5N7 519 763-0700 Fax: 519 763-6684. CEO Harry Oussoren

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

Intelex Technologies Inc. 366 Adelaide St W, Suite 100 Toronto ON M5V 1R9 416 599-6009 Fax: 416 599-6867. Toll-Free: 3747 CEO Ted Grunau

International Products Corp. 201 Connecticut Dr Burlington NJ 08016 609 386-8770 Fax: 609 386-8438. Mktg Dir Ray Feuerhammer

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Interra Hazmat Emergency Response – Div. of Interra Environmental Inc. 2180 Pegasus Way NE, Bay 12 Calgary AB T2E 8M5 403 236-4901 Fax: 403 236-1759. Toll-Free: 866 249-7583 Pres Barry Lesiuk

604 888-4336 Fax: 604 888-6623. Pres Aline Ferchichi

Kapejo Inc. PO Box 649 New Castle DE 19720-0649 302 322-4222 Fax: 302 322-6062. Pres Peter Martinez

Katch Kan 5606 103A St NW Edmonton AB T6H 2J5 780 414-6083 Fax: 780 414-6084. Toll-Free: 800 840-2877

Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. 6605 Hurontario St, Suite 500 Mississauga ON L5T 0A3 905 364-7800 Fax: 905 364-7816. 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.

KBU Environmental Technologies Inc. 5 Canary Crt Hamilton ON L9A 2M3 905 690-2835 Fax: 905 383-0600. Pres Ken Unkerskov 633 Colboorne St, Suite 250 London ON N6B 2V3 519 433-0077 Toll-Free: 800 342-1335 Mktg Mgr Suzanne Kim

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.

1050 Cooke Blvd, Unit 2 Burlington ON L7T 4A8 905 634-4200 Fax: 905 634-1966. Principal James Ford

InVitro International

Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund L.P.

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. Commun Mgr Raymond Simond

Jacques Whitford Limited 7271 Warden Ave Markham ON L3R 5X5 905 474-7700 Fax: 905 479-9326. VP/Principal Bill Stiebel

Jagger Hims Limited

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

Knorr Associates Inc. PO Box 400 Butler NJ 07405-0400 Location: 10 Park Pl 973 492-8500 Fax: 973 492-0453. Pres Norman Dotti

Kodiak Environmental Limited 871 Equestrian Crt, Unit 1A Oakville ON L6L 6L7 905 825-2943 Fax: 905 825-8743. Env Geologist Doug Ritcey

1091 Gorham St Suite 301 Newmarket ON L3Y 8X7 905 853-3303 Fax: 905 853-1759. Toll-Free: 800 263-7419

Kostecky Environmental Ltd.

JLM Systems Ltd.

KPR Adcor VCI Inc.

23091 Westminster Hwy Richmond BC V6V 1B9 604 521-3248 Fax: 604 521-1244. Toll-Free: 888 736-8645 Pres Dick Gangnon

Jordan David 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

Kam Biotechnology Ltd. 101-9710 187th St Surrey BC V4N 3N6

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Lambton College Fire & Emergency Response Training Centre 1457 London Rd Sarnia ON N7S 6K4 519 336-4552 Ext. 22 Fax: 519 336-4537. Toll-Free: 800 791-7887 Ext. 22 Mgr School of Fire Sciences Dale Wales

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 Mgr Andrew Mills

Keigan Systems 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 Derek Roy

Investigative Science Incorporated

Fort Wayne IN 46802 260 432-3479 Fax: 260 432-6239. Ops Mgr Jim Woolf

PO Box 7 Site 7 RR 2 Cochrane AB T4C 1A2 403 932-3243 Fax: 403 932-7374. Principal Morley M Kostecky PO Box 57130 RPO Jackson Square Hamilton ON L8P 4W9 Location: 2 King St W 905 628-3232 Fax: 905 628-2529. Toll-Free: 866 577-2326 Pres Rick G Kozuch

Kyoto Containment Systems Inc 1080 Clay Ave, Unit 2 Burlington ON L7L 0A1 905 335-5628 Ext. 223 Fax: 905 3356543. Toll-Free: 877 528-4637 Ext. 223

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

Lakeview Engineered Products Inc. 2500 W Jefferson Blvd

LEHDER Environmental Services Limited

Loraday Environmental Products 40 Bell Farm Rd, Unit 2 Barrie ON L4M 5G6 705 733-3342 Fax: 705 733-3352. Toll-Free: 888 853-6600 Pres Peter Lorimer

Lord & Partners Ltd. 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

MacSema, Inc. 62971 Plateau Dr, Suite 400 Bend OR 97701 541 389-1122 Fax: 541 389-1888. Sls/Cust Supp Rose Sellew

Madison Filter 16779 boul Hymus Kirkland QC H9H 3L4 514 694-1132 Fax: 514 694-3828. Toll-Free: 800 363-6612 Office Mgr Debbie Gale

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. Branch Office: The Head Office for LEHDER is located in Point Edward, Ontario and our Western division is based in Edmonton, Alberta. LEHDER Environmental Services 9954-67th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 0P5.

Malroz Engineering Inc.

Levitt-Safety Limited

Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd.

2872 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 5T5 905 829-3299 Fax: 905 829-2919. Toll-Free: 888 453-8488 Inside Sls/Ops Mgr Lynn Peca-Chmara

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

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

Liquid Waste Technology, LLC 1750 Madison Ave New Richmond WI 54017 715 246-2888 Fax: 715 246-2573. Sls Mgr Donald Mueller

Logical Data Solutions, Inc. 31 Windward Isle Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418 561 694-9229 Fax: 561 694-9131. VP William J King

308 Wellington St, Floor 2 Kingston ON K7K 7A8 613 548-3446 Fax: 613 548-7975. Pres David Malcolm

Man-Tech Associates Inc. 2 Admiral Pl Guelph ON N1G 4N4 519 763-4245 Fax: 519 763-9995. Toll-Free: 800 396-8240 CEO E G Godman; Purch Mgr L Coleman

Management Horizons 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

MAPA Professional 100 Spontex Dr Columbia TN 38401 Toll-Free: 800 537-2897 Toll-Free Fax: 800 537-3299 Mktg Mgr Carmen A Castro 48 Shaft Rd Toronto ON M9W 4M2 416 244-4980 Fax: 416 244-2287.

Marsh-McBirney, Inc. – A Hach Company Brand 4539 Metropolitan Crt Frederick MD 21704 301 874-5599 Fax: 240 358-0243.

Maxxam Analytics Inc. 6740 Campobello Rd Mississauga ON L5N 2L8 905 817-5700 Fax: 905 817-5777. Toll-Free: 800 563-6266 VP/Gen Mgr Petroleum Servs Don Schatzke

McGill AirClean LLC 1777 Refugee Rd Columbus OH 43207 614 829-1200 Fax: 614 445-8759. Natl Sls Mgr Jerry Childress

MEGTEC Systems 830 Prosper Rd De Pere WI 54115-5030 920 337-1579 Fax: 920 339-2793. Mgr Mktg Servs Mary Van Vonderen

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Fremont CA 94538 510 656-2001 Fax: 510 656-2004. Pres Carlos B Ramirez

905 672-5453 Fax: 905 672-5949. Toll-Free: 800 361-6388 Tech Exec Abhinav Dhingra

Millennium Enterprises, Inc.

Network Environmental Services Inc.

PO Box 769 Lawrenceville GA 30046 Fax: 770 962-4738. Toll-Free: 800 382-6940 Mgr-Spill Containment Prods Bob Blaskovic

31 Golden Gate Crt Scarborough ON M1P 3A4 416 299-0116 Fax: 416 299-9649. Toll-Free: 800 272-6118 Pres Mike Aston

Miller Environmental Corporation 1803 Hekla Ave Winnipeg MB R2R 0K3 204 925-9600 Fax: 204 925-9601. Sls/Mktg Mgr Joel Carlson

1100 Burloak Dr, Floor 5 Burlington ON L7L 6B2 Fax: 905 315-2209. Toll-Free: 800 263-8602 Sls/Mktg Mgr Larry Brenner

Miller Thomson LLP

NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc.

40 King St W Suite 5800 PO Box 1011 Toronto ON M5H 3S1 416 595-8500 Fax: 416 595-8695. Dir-Mktg Kelli Wight

143 Cortland St Lindenhurst NY 11757 631 226-2930 Fax: 631 236-3125. Toll-Free: 800 842-1630 Pres Michael N Robbins

Minuteman International, Inc.

Nilfisk – Advance Canada Company

111 S Rohlwing Rd Addison IL 60101 630 627-6900 Fax: 630 627-1130. Dir-Hazmat Div Ed Hribar

MMM Group Limited 100 Commerce Valley Dr W Thornhill ON L3T 0A1 905 882-1100 Fax: 905 882-0055. Mgr/Env Mgmt Bob Doney

ModuTank Inc. 41-04 35th Ave Long Island City NY 11101 718 392-1112 Fax: 718 786-1008. Pres Reed Margulis

Monalt Environmental Inc. 73 Railside Rd, Unit 4 North York ON M3A 1B2 416 391-3241 Fax: 416 391-3815. Pres Cornel Monaru

MountainValley Geophysics Corp. 15 Hunting Ridge Etobicoke ON M9R 1B6 416 249-6664 Fax: 416 249-6965. Toll-Free: 866 452-3804 Principal Michael Vumbaca

MPSI – Marketing & Product Services Inc. 4223 Rundlehorn Dr NE Calgary AB T1Y 2K3 403 285-9809 Fax: 403 280-0384. Consultant Jack M Qually

MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Environmental Management Inc. 650 Riverbend Dr Kitchener ON N2K 3S2 519 743-6500 Fax: 519 743-6513. VP-Environmental/Sr Hydrogeologist Peter Gray

Munich Trade Fairs Canada IFAT 2842 Bloor St W Toronto ON M8X 1B1 416 237-9939 Fax: 416 237-9920. Pres Brigitte Mertens

Newalta Industrial Service Inc.

396 Watline Ave Mississauga ON L4Z 1X2 905 712-3260 Fax: 905 712-3255. Toll-Free: 800 668-8400 Toll-Free Fax: 800 263-5111 Mktg Mgr Chris Obermair

Norditrade Inc. 132 Banff Rd Toronto ON M4P 2P5 416 469-8438 Fax: 416 489-4168. Pres Lars Henriksson

NorthWest Occupational Health & Safety 1174 Chamberlain Dr North Vancouver BC V7K 1P3 604 980-8512 Fax: 604 980-8512. Consulting Ind Hygienist Neil McManus

NovaLynx Corporation PO Box 240 Grass Valley CA 95945 530 823-7185 Fax: 530 823-8997. Toll-Free: 800 321-3577 Pres Joseph R Andre

Nulife Industries Inc. 1-3347 262 St Aldergrove BC V4W 3V9 604 857-5588 Fax: 604 857-5775. Pres/CEO Tom Harris

Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) 6519B Mississauga Rd Mississauga ON L5N 1A6 905 567-7196 Fax: 905 567-7191. Exec Mgr Peter Fletcher

2070 Hadwen Rd, Unit 201A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558.

OilSkimmers Inc.

159 Ridout St S London ON N6C 3X7 519 645-7733 Fax: 519 317-7733.

Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd.

Ontario Environment Industry Association

52520A Range Rd 271 Spruce Grove AB T7X 3M8 780 960-3660 Fax: 780 962-6885. Toll-Free: 888 960-8222 Pres Darryl Nelson

2395 Speakman Dr Mississauga ON L5K 1B3 416 531-7884 Fax: 905 855-0406.

Nett Technologies Inc. 6707 Goreway Dr, Unit 2 Mississauga ON L4V 1P7

Phase Separation Solutions

407 Parkside Dr E Waterdown ON L0R 2H0 905 689-6661 Fax: 905 689-3989. VP-Quality & Envr Donald K Shaw

450-1100 8 Ave SW Calgary AB T2P 3T9 306 698-2027 Fax: 306 698-2008. Toll-Free: 866 900-0014 VP-Bus Dev Stephen Clarke

Orbeco-Hellige, Inc. 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

Opsis Inc. 1165 Linda Vista Dr, Suite 112 San Marcos CA 92078 760 752-3005 Fax: 760 752-3007. Pres Paul Stenberg

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

PO Box 50 Toronto ON M5X 1B8 Location: 1 First Canadian Pl 416 362-2111 Fax: 416 862-6666. Partner Daniel Kirby

Photovac, Inc.

Pacesetter Sales and Associates

Pilot Performance Resources Management Inc.

20 Arthur Hall Dr Sharon ON L0G 1V0 905 478-8042 Fax: 905 478-8010. Pres Craig Lindsay

PAP Engineering Services 34 Jasmine Rd Toronto ON M9M 2P9 416 743-9601 Fax: 416 747-9058. Design Eng Pat Priorello

Paracel Laboratories Ltd. 2319 St. Laurent Blvd Suite 300 Ottawa ON K1G 4J8 613 731-9577 Toll-Free: 800 749-1947 Contact Dan Barton

Parkson Corporation 1000 boul Saint-Jean bureau 205 Pointe-Claire QC H9R 5P1 514 636-8712 Fax: 514 636-9718. Reg Mgr Jean Grenier

PCB Disposal Inc. 72 Lake Driveway W Ajax ON L1S 3X1 905 428-6480 Fax: 905 428-6481. Toll-Free: 800 563-7227 Pres Eric A H Smith

Pentek, Inc. 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

OCETA – Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement

PO Box 33092 Cleveland OH 44133-0092 Location: 12800 York Rd, Suite D 440 237-4600 Fax: 440 582-2759. Toll-Free: 800 200-4603 Pres Bill Townsend

My green workplace

Opta Minerals Inc.

300 Second Ave Waltham MA 02451 781 290-0777 Fax: 781 290-4884. VP-Sls/Mktg Lon Loken

PO Box 68584 RPO Great Lakes Brampton ON L6S 6A1 905 792-3130 Fax: 905 792-3047. Pres Jayne Pilot

Pinchin Environmental 2470 Milltower Crt Mississauga ON L5N 7W5 905 363-0678 Fax: 905 363-0681. Toll-Free: 888 767-3330 Mktg Mgr Robin Connelly

Pol-E-Mar Inc. 11 Frazee Ave Dartmouth NS B3B 0A5 902 466-2151 Fax: 902 466-2264. Toll-Free: 800 250-9224 Sls Dir John McKim

Pollutec – Promosalons 20 Queen St W, Suite 2004 Toronto ON M5H 3R3 416 929-2562 Fax: 416 929-2564. Toll-Free: 800 565-5443 Admn Mgr Joceline Trottier

Premier Tech Environnement 1 av Premier Rivière-du-Loup QC G5R 6C1 418 867-8883 Fax: 418 862-6642. Toll-Free: 800 632-6356 Commun Coord Emelie Dionne

Procyon Consulting Inc. 238 Hickling Tr Barrie ON L4M 5W5 705 739-9738 Fax: 705 739-8448. Mgr Doreen Chamberlin

Proeco Corporation 7722 9 St NW Edmonton AB T6P 1L6 780 440-1825 Fax: 780 440-2428. Toll-Free: 800 661-5792 VP-Mktg/Bus Dev Gerry Gerke

Provincial Environmental Services Inc PFE Roto 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 Branches: 15 boul Don-Quichotte, bureau 265 lÎle-Perrot QC J7V 7X4 PFE ROTO INC. is your single source supplier for PROGRESSIVE CAVITY PUMPS and SPARE PARTS. PFE Roto also provides a complete line of Roto Parts available for Moyno, seepex, Netzsch, Mono, Allweiler and others. We also offer In-House REPAIR for all MANUFACTURERER’S Pumps. PFE has in-house engineering to design & build customized systems & packages. PFE ROTO – Quality Pumps and Parts that will SAVE YOU MONEY.

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

PS International, Inc. 5309 E Ryan Pl Sioux Falls SD 57110 605 332-1885 Fax: 605 332-1293. Pres Gale Paulson

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

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Purifics ES Inc. 340 Sovereign Rd London ON N6M 1A8 519 473-5788 Fax: 519 473-0934. Pres Brian Butters

Quantum Murray LP 15 Fitzgerald Rd Suite 200 Ottawa ON K2H 9G1 613 820-9622 Fax: 613 820-9623. Contact 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

Lead Paint, Lead and Heavy Metal Dust, Industrial Plant Decommissioning, PCBøs and Infectious Disease Control. Since 1989, our staff has had over 980,000 hours on-site experience and completed over 9,000 projects from emergency service and maintenance calls to multimillion dollar projects. REC Staff has CPIC Security Clearance. 1-800-894-4924 Canada/USA.

RGF Environmental Group Inc. 3875 Fiscal Crt West Palm Beach FL 33404 561 848-1826 Fax: 561 848-9454. VP Walter Ellis

Rivercourt Engineering Inc. 250 Merton St, Suite 502 Toronto ON M4S 1B1 416 481-5474 Pres Andrew Hellebust

RLE Technologies

15 Townline Orangeville ON L9W 3R4 519 941-5331 Fax: 519 941-8120.

104 Racquette Dr Fort Collins CO 80524 970 484-6510 Fax: 970 484-6650. Toll-Free: 800 518-1519 Pres Michael Orlich

RAE Systems Inc.

Rochester Midland Limited

R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited

3775 N 1st St San Jose CA 95134 408 952-8200 Fax: 408 952-8400. Toll-Free Fax: 877 723-2878

Ram Lining Systems Inc. RR 1, Bayfield ON N0M 1G0 519 524-1904 Fax: 519 524-6721. Pres Frank Kunc

RayMac Environmental Services Inc. PO Box 719 Nanaimo BC V9R 5M2 Location: 6374 Metral Dr Nanaimo BC V9T 2L8 Fax: 250 390-1051. Toll-Free: 866 753-6696 Pres Robert McIntyre

Rayplex Ltd 341 Durham Crt Oshawa ON L1J 1W8 905 579-1433 Fax: 905 579-1431. Toll-Free: 866 579-3286 CEO Ray Bilsky

RegScan, Inc. 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

Restoration Environmental Contractors – REC Demolition-REC Disaster Recovery PO Box 746 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 10 Stalwart Industrial Dr, Unit 5 905 888-0066 Fax: 905 888-0071. Toll-Free: 800 894-4924 VP/CEO Don Bremner 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,

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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 Man Safety Lucy Shepelev

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 Shore of Vancouver 604 947-7677 Fax: 604 947-9500. Pres Andrew Thompson

Ronco 267 North Rivermede Rd Concord ON L4K 3N7 905 660-6700 Fax: 905 660-6903. Toll-Free: 877 663-7735 Dir-Sls/Mktg Ron Pecchioli

RPR Environmental Inc. 164 South Service Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 3H6 905 662-0062 Fax: 905 662-3828. Toll-Free: 800 667-5217 Sls Mgr Patrick Whitty

Rubb Inc. 1 Rubb Lane Sanford ME 04073 207 324-2877 Fax: 207 324-2347. Toll-Free: 800 289-7822 Dir-Mktg Gordon Collins

Rusmar Incorporated 216 Garfield Ave West Chester PA 19380 610 436-4314 Fax: 610 436-8436. Sls/Mktg Mgr Rebekah Gormish

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. 4190B 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; Contact Frank Summers Young

Safety Supply Illinois 1040 Kingsland Dr Batavia IL 60510 630 406-9666 Fax: 630 406-6195. Toll-Free: 800 877-1390 Pres John J Spinoso

Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. 1471 boul Lionel-Boulet, suite 32 Varennes QC J3X 1P7 450 652-9990 Fax: 450 652-2290. Toll-Free: 800 263-7870 Dir Richard Phaneuf

Sara Glove Company, Inc. PO Box 350 Woodbury CT 06798 203 263-8933 Fax: 203 263-8918. Pres William Pategas

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. Asst VP/Div Mgr SAIC Canada Monique Puntk

Seaman Corporation

SENES Consultants Limited 121 Granton Dr, Unit 12 Richmond Hill ON L4B 3N4 905 764-9380 Fax: 905 764-9386. Pres Don Gorber

Separmatic Fluid Systems W146 N 5800 Enterprise Ave Menomonee Falls WI 53051 414 466-5200 Fax: 414 466-5258. Pres Robert Schmitt

Servomex Company Inc. 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 Osamu Ando

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. 2601 North Front St Harrisburg PA 17110-1185 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

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

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

SEI Industries Ltd.

12 Concorde Pl, Suite 800 Toronto ON M3C 4J2 416 510-6798 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Editor Guy Crittenden

7400 Wilson Ave Delta BC V4G 1E5 604 946-3131 Fax: 604 940-9566. Div Mgr Paul Reichard

SEIMA

2200 Lake Shore Blvd W Toronto ON M8V 1A4 416 252-5311 Fax: 416 231-5356. VP-Environment Douglas B Hodgins

Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine

Solmax International Inc.

113-2505 11th Ave Regina SK S4P 0K6 306 543-1567 Fax: 306 543-1568. COO Kathleen Livingston

2801 boul Marie-Victorin Varennes QC J3X 1P7 450 929-1234 Fax: 450 929-2547. Toll-Free: 800 571-3904 NA Sales Mgr Paul Payeur

Sendex Environmental Corp.

Solocks.com Training Inc.

417 Exeter Rd London ON N6E 2Z3 519 680-3868 Fax: 519 680-3870. Pres Marc B Trudell

Seneca College 1750 Finch Ave E Toronto ON M2J 2X5 416 491-5050 Fax: 416 494-9178. Coord Wendy Meininger-Dyk

PO Box 44502 Westside RPO Vancouver BC V6S 2N5 Location: 3456 Dunbar St Vancouver BC V6S 2C2 604 221-8339 Fax: 604 224-4237. Toll-Free: 877 977-8339 Pres John French

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide TDG – WHMIS Compliance Centre Inc.

Location: 2350 Skead Rd Garson ON P3L 1V6 905 407-9114 Fax: 519 763-9887. Dir-Bus Dev Neil Ryan

9320 49 St NW Edmonton AB T6B 2L7 Fax: 780 469-0485. Toll-Free: 888 860-2068 Mgr Michael Burke

Sonic Soil Sampling Inc. 668 Millway Ave, Unit 15-16 Concord ON L4K 3V2 905 660-0501 Fax: 905 660-7143. Toll-Free: 877 897-6642

SPC, A Brady Business 645 Howard Ave Somerset NJ 08873 732 302-0080 Fax: 732 302-0969. Dir-Mktg Todd Truedson

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

Specialty Vacuum, Inc. 4533 Green Park Rd St Louis MO 63123 314 487-5600 Fax: 314 487-1200. Toll-Free: 800 448-2801 Gen Mgr Noel Prudent

Spill Management Inc. 45 Upper Mount Albion Rd Stoney Creek ON L8J 2R9 905 578-9666 Fax: 905 578-6644. Pres/Owner Cliff Holland

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.

Superior Glove 36 Vimy St Acton ON L7J 1S1 519 853-1920 Fax: 519 853-4496. Toll-Free: 800 265-7617 Cust Serv Coord Lisa Donald

Swan Hills Treatment Centre PO Box 1500 Swan Hills AB T0G 2C0 780 333-4197 Fax: 780 333-4196. Dir-Sls/Mktg Ken Fossey

Sprung Instant Structures Ltd. PO Box 62 Aldersyde AB T0L 0A0 Location: Maple Leaf Rd 403 245-3371 Fax: 403 229-1980. Toll-Free: 800 661-1163 VP Jim Avery

Stabilis Environment Inc. 3333 ch Queen Mary, suite 580 Montréal QC H3V 1A2 514 940-1230 Fax: 514 940-3435. VP Jacques Dion

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

Staplex Air Sampler Division 777 Fifth Ave Brooklyn NY 11232-1626 718 768-3333 Fax: 718 965-0750. Sls Mgr Doug Butler

Steel Tank Institute 570 Oakwood Rd Lake Zurich IL 60047 847 438-8265 Fax: 847 438-8766. Exec VP Wayne Geyer

StonCor Group 95 Sunray St Whitby ON L1N 9C9 905 430-3333 Fax: 905 430-3056. Toll-Free: 800 263-3112 Toll-Free Fax: 800 848-4645 Engrg Mgr Tim McCulloch

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.

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 Branches: Vancouver BC; Calgary AB; Hamilton ON; Kitchener ON; Pickering ON; Halifax NS Providing Emergency Response North America Wide. True multiple response locations. Highly trained and outfitted crews and response units. Most dedicated response agency in Canada. Low level or high hazard, TEAM HAZCO can mitigate all issues. CERCA verified. All classes of dangerous goods. Marine, Road and Rail. 17 Response units and 11 HazMat equipment Trailers. 2 mobile Decontamination Trailers. 1 mobile Lab. Numerous Response sites (owned) all across Canada and into the US. Only company that operates a CBRNE Response Truck and system.

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

Tanknology Canada Inc. 3295 Mainway, Unit 6 Burlington ON L7M 1A6 Fax: 905 681-6473. Toll-Free: 800 465-1577 Pres Peter Sutherland

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

49 Coldwater Rd North York ON M3B 1Y8 416 245-0011 Fax: 416 245-0012. VP Jennifer O’Grady Branches: Burlington ON 905 632-5939 Location: Ottawa ON 613 745-6471 Location: Sioux Lookout ON 807 737-7132 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.

Terratechnik Environmental 2355 Royal Windsor Dr Mississauga ON L5J 4S8 905 855-4943 Fax: 905 855-4936. Pres Barry Harris; Bus Dev Mgr Bryan Maskell

Thermo Fisher Scientific 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 Ext. 220 Fax: 905 791-0282. Toll-Free: 800 651-5850 Gen Mgr John Gowland

Tegrant Corporation – ThermoSafe Brands Packaging Division 3930 Ventura Dr, Suite 450 Arlington Heights IL 60004 Fax: 847 3980653. Toll-Free: 800 323-7442 Dir-Mktg/Bus Dev Rich Ellinger

Templegate Information Services Inc. 131 Bloor St W Suite 200-206 Toronto ON M5S 1R8 416 920-0768 Fax: 416 920-0620. Pres Lawrence Earl

Tank-Life Cradles Ltd. 2032 Crocus Rd NW Calgary AB T2L 0Z8 403 269-5525 Fax: 403 269-5526. Pres Bob Northcott

Terrapex Environmental Ltd.

Terrafix Environmental Technology Inc. 178 Bethridge Rd Toronto ON M9W 1N3 416 674-0363 Fax: 416 674-7346. Gen Mgr John Mooney 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, Asphalticrubber, Poly-urea and Polyurethane; – Fusion welding of PE pipe; – Supply and installation of Geotextiles, Geonets, Geocomposites and Geogrids, as well as many other Geosynthetics.

TIGG Corporation 800 Old Pond Rd, Suite 706 Bridgeville PA 15017 412 257-9580 Fax: 412 257-8520. Toll-Free: 800 925-0011 VP-Sls Anthony Mazzoni Branches: Herber Springs AR; Houston TX 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.

Torys LLP 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

Totten Sims Hubicki Associates 300 Water St, Unit 1 Whitby ON L1N 9J2 905 668-9363 Fax: 905 668-0221. Mgr Environ Mgmt Grp Kelly Dechert

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2009 Annual Buyers’ Guide Trans-Cycle Industries Ltd. – Subsy of Bennett Environmental Inc. PO Box 518 Kirkland Lake ON P2N 2P9 Location: 455 Archer Dr Kirkland Lake ON P2N 3J5 705 567-9997 Fax: 705 567-9979. Sr Sls Dir Peter Demeter

Trans Environmental Systems, Inc. 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

Tri-Phase Environmental Inc. 446 Hazelhurst Rd Mississauga ON L5J 2Z7 905 823-7965 Fax: 905 823-7932. Gen Mgr Camille Atrache TPEI is an Environmental services company specializing in PCBs, Asbestos & Mold, Demolition, Decommissioning, site & Soil Remediation, on site water treatment, concrete crushing and Recycling.

Trow Global Inc. 56 Queen St E Brampton ON L6V 4M8 905 796-3200 Fax: 905 793-5533. Contact Janet Atkins-Dauphinais

TSL Response Technologies 15724 Hurontario St Caledon ON L7C 2C4 905 838-3156 Fax: 905 838-2039. Pres Wes Armstrong

TurboSonic Inc. 550 Parkside Dr, Unit A-14 Waterloo ON N2L 5V4 519 885-5513 Fax: 519 885-6992. Pres Egbert vanEverdingen

Universal Fabric Structures, Inc. 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

Vertek – Div. of Applied Research Associates 250 Beanville Rd Randolph VT 05060 802 728-4588 Fax: 802 728-9871. Toll-Free: 800 639-6315 Div Mgr David A Timian

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Vici Metronics, Inc.

Wells Cargo Inc.

X-treme Energy Group

26295 Twelve Trees Lane Poulsbo WA 98370 360 697-9199 Fax: 360 697-6682. Toll-Free: 877 737-1887 Mktg Mgr Beau Franke

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

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

Visions of Utopia 16 Northumberland St Toronto ON M6H 1P7 416 535-6710 Fax: 416 536-9892. Pres Susan Antler

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

Voghel Enviroquip Inc 5250 Satellite Dr, Unit 8 Mississauga ON L4W 5G5 416 444-1358 Fax: 905 209-1142 Contact Munish Sood

Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Inc. 27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 0A4 Toll-Free: 800 267-4797 Toll-Free Fax: 866 267-4797 Pres John Van Egmond

Walther Quick Coupling Systems 2144 Burbank Dr Mississauga ON L5L 2T8 905 828-5579 Fax: 905 828-8189. Sls/Tech Mgr Lou Speziale

Wastequip Cusco 305 Enford Rd Richmond Hill ON L4C 3E9 905 883-1214 Fax: 905 883-4473. Toll-Free: 800 490-3541 VP-Sls/Mktg Stan Jones

Water and Earth Science Associates Ltd. 4 Kern Rd, Suite 1 Toronto ON M3B 1T1 416 383-0957 Fax: 416 383-0956. Principal David Hopper

Wessuc Inc. 973 Alberton Rd S Jerseyville ON L0R 1R0 519 752-0837 Fax: 519 752-0840. Toll-Free: 866 493-7782 VP Hank Van Veen

XCG Consultants Ltd.

PO Box 683 Morris MN 56267-0683 Location: 3 Development Dr 320 589-2100 Fax: 320 589-2206. Toll-Free: 800 992-8981 Eng Design/Sls Bill Bigalke

2620 Bristol Cir Suite 300 Oakville ON L6H 6Z7 905 829-8880 Fax: 905 829-8890. XCG Consultants Ltd. Is a unique Environmental Engineering Firm that has earned a reputation for excellence, offering specialised technical expertise and custom tailored solutions, which are both practical and innovative. XCG offers comprehensive services in water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, wastewater and storm water collection and treatment, watershed and ecosystem management, site assessment, remediation and risk assessment, industrial services and hydrogeological services. For more information call: Kingston 613.542.5888, Toronto 905.829.8880, Kitchener 519.741.5774, and Cincinnati 513.841.9246.

Weston Solutions, Inc.

York Fluid Controls Ltd.

1400 Weston Way West Chester PA 19380 610 701-3000 Fax: 610 701-5104. Pres/COO Patrick McCann

2 Westwyn Crt Brampton ON L6T 4T5 905 454-4013 Fax: 905 454-8423. Toll-Free: 877 454-6066

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 5812 48th Ave Olds AB T4H 1V1 403 556-9497 Fax: 403 556-9487. Toll-Free: 800 665-2099

WestMor Industries, LLC.

Wilks Enterprise, Inc. 140 Water St South Norwalk CT 06854 203 855-9136 Fax: 203 838-9868. Pres Paul Wilks

Willer Engineering Ltd. 422 Consumers Rd Toronto ON M2J 1P8 416 499-4421 Fax: 416 499-0816. Toll-Free: 877 935-3644 Pres Ed Allen

YOW Canada Inc.

PO Box 385 Rockwood ON N0B 2K0 519 856-1352 Fax: 519 856-0759. Mgr Robin Jowett

400 Pilot Crt Waukesha WI 53188 262 548-8910 Fax: 262 548-8915. Toll-Free: 800 628-8628 Mktg/Comm Mgr Mary Cohodes

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BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

MAKING THE CONNECTION

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he Ontario Ministry of the Environment has recently released a set of proposed regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 153/04, known as the brownfields regulation. These reforms are an attempt to comprehensively address some of the identified barriers to realize the opportun-

“The Record of Site Condition (RSC) is the closure document for brownfield remediation in Ontario’s regulatory system.” Marcia Wallace

ity brownfields represent for communities across Ontario, urban and rural. (See article, page 20-24.) Is this reform package the panacea for brownfield redevelopment in Ontario? You’d hardly believe me if I said it is so, especially in these challenging economic times. What the reforms do signal however, is a “stepping up” on behalf of the province to address identified challenges to brownfield redevelopment through the timely implementation of the reforms passed in the spring of 2007.

The reforms cover four basic areas: Enhanced RSC Integrity: The Record of Site Condition (RSC) is the closure document for brownfield remediation in Ontario’s regulatory system. Greater clarity is proposed on the requirements for environmental site assessment used in RSCs. The reforms also propose process changes so that an administrative check is done on all RSCs prior to filing. A smaller number will also undergo a more detailed technical

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Uniboard Canada Inc. 1107 Lakeshore Road South Temiskaming Shores, Ontario. 55 (+/acreage) with 1953’ of waterfront. Site Area Exclude Landfill site, pending potential severance. Building Area 130,000 sq ft Clay loam mix generally sloping toward Topography Lake Temiskaming. Hydro, Telephone, Fire & Police Services $48,882.62 Taxes “RH” Rural and Hazard Land Zoning Pierrre-Andre Gignac Director Uniboard Canada Inc Email: pierre-andre.gignac@uniboard.com 450-781-2276 WINTER 2009 HazMat Management 41

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BROWNFIELDS review prior to the RSC being filed to the Registry. The goal of these reforms is to make the process transparent, predictable and allow all parties to comfortably rely on the RSC as the closure document. Strengthened Standards: Out for another round of consultation is a strengthened set of environmental standards. These represent the â&#x20AC;&#x153;genericâ&#x20AC;? standards or baseline that must be met when filing an RSC, and in many instances are proposed to match up with current science. This will push more projects towards the development of property specific standards through a risk assessment. This shift will put pressure on those active in redevelopment to explain that property specific standards and generic standards are equally protective. It could also become a driver for innovation in remediation technologies to reduce toxins in soil and groundwater. Streamlined Risk Assessment: While not a direct trade off for strengthened standards, a way to achieve timely approval for property specific standards is an important change that must occur along side any change in the generic standards. Whether you use property specific or generic standards you have an equally protective outcome for human health and environmental protection. This proposed change would create an online tool to provide faster acceptance from the Ministry of the Environment, similar to what has been found to work successfully in other jurisdictions like Atlantic Canada.

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Off-site Liability Protection: Last but not least, the reforms are intended to clarify the conditions under which a property owner would become subject to environmental orders from the environment ministry. This is meant to provide comfort to those most risk adverse in this sector by removing what they saw as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;reopenerâ&#x20AC;? in the regulatory closure the current system offers. This is intended to have no affect on the way sites are remediated or the regulatory process that governs that work. Finding ways to unlock unproductive brownfield lands is key to the revitalization of our communities. Yet while environmental remediation/ risk management decisions and land use planning decisions should be made with consideration of one another, all too often they are made in parallel. We must not fail to make these connections and engage as a sector in the regulatory framework that will influence intensification and redevelopment projects. Note: Readers are encouraged to get involved and provide feedback to the ministry on the proposed regulatory amendments. EBR posting closes February 3, 2009. For more information visit www.ontario.ca/brownfields

Marcia Wallace is Brownfield Coordinator with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, currently seconded to the Ministry of the Environment. Contact Marcia at marcia.wallace@ontario.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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fter years of wrangling and negotiation, cleanup is underway for the Sydney tar ponds in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ultimately, the 97 hectare site in the heart of the island’s commercial centre will be transformed into a useful piece of real estate. The adjoining former steel plant property is being developed into a commercial park that’s drawing new businesses and jobs. After numerous attempts to start rehabilitation of the site failed, a federal-Nova Scotia partnership agreed in 2004 to a cost-share arrangement for the $400 million cleanup. After completing an EA and setting up an independent panel review, the project was cleared to start by January 2007. Soon after, the provincial government created the

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“The $50-million contract will treat about 600,000 cubic metres of sediment in situ using the stabilization technology.”

Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (STPA) to focus efforts on the cleanup until completion in 2014. Public Works and Government Services Canada is the federal lead for the project and Nova Scotia Transportation and Public Works is the provincial lead. The federal department has led a successful negotiation to include Aboriginal companies in the reclamation work, signing an agreement with the Mi’Kmaq First Nations of Cape Breton in the fall of 2008.

Technology Over 600,000 cubic metres of impacted sediment collected in two settling ponds will be stabilized and solidified using cement. This technology has been used successfully for more than 50 years. Cement will be mixed into the contaminated material to bind and immobilize the contaminants and protect the surrounding environment. The STPA estimates at least 55,000 tonnes of cement will be needed over the three-year cleanup. AECOM is the company with overall responsibility for the project. Their engineers conducted benchscale testing of the material in both the north and south tar ponds and identified several mix recipes with varying percentages of cement that can successfully treat sediment from both ponds. The mix ingredients tested are all locally available — Portland cement, slag from the former steel mill, quicklime and flyash, a byproduct of coal-fired thermal power generation. WINTER 2009 HazMat Management 43

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Before full-scale solidification and stabilization could begin, 12 selected mix recipes (six for each pond) were further tested in the field. Those tests were scrutinized by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment to determine if they meet the criteria set out in the mandate: permeability of 10-6 (how long it will take the water to filter to the bottom), unconfined compressive strength (50psi 0.34 mpa), HMMsept08gm1310 Oshawa.qxd 9/17/08 Once 1:42 the PM permit Page 1 and leachability (SPLP, a U.S. EPA protocol).

is approved, the successful contractor may use his own recipe as long as it meets the criteria governing the project.

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TEMAGAMI, ONTARIO Two sites available for redevelopment. PART 4 Size - 4.53 Acres (partially lakefront) • PART 5 Size - 4.11 Acres Both sites have pine bark piles - zoned (MH) Heavy Industrial Contact for more information: Karen Beauchamp, Planning & Community Development Coordinator Municipality of Temagami, Box 220, Temagami ON, P0H 2H0, Canada Email: karen@temegami.ca • Phone: 705-569-3421 ext. 210 • Fax: 705-569-2834

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temperatures and high winds. Ice often formed in layers a foot thick on the pond and winds made it difficult to meet rigorous dust emissions criteria. Stormwater, decontamination runoff and icemelt all had to be contained and treated. Contaminated water had to be pumped half a mile from the cooling pond to the treatment system, which proved difficult as pumps easily froze. The six-month project was awarded, under a set-aside

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Increasingly, municipalities are interested in brownfield remediation and GMF is committed to providing them support through direct financing and by sharing knowledge. However, as GMF discovered, redeveloping brownfields can be challenging and a single “cookie cutter” approach seldom fits. After meeting with experts and practitioners, in July, 2008 the GMF launched a redesigned package for low-interest loans supporting brownfield remediation. It’s hoped that the redesigned package will help municipalities take action. Led by Edmonton councilor and GMF Council Chair Karen Leibovici, GMF is adopting a more client-centered approach. With this principle in mind, GMF consulted brownfields experts and leading practitioners in January 2008 asking them how to make the brownfields funding package more attractive. “We listened to experts and agreed with their priorities,” says GMF Council Chair Karen Leibovici. “We’ve made significant changes to get them funding quicker and with fewer hurdles.” Participants said the market-driven nature of brownfield redevelopment requires faster turnaround times than GMF had provided in the past. They said there needed to be fewer conditions and more flexibility, and that the greatest need for capital is at the remediation stage. 3:57 PM

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The new GMF call for applications is a result of those consultations and introduces greater flexibility than previous GMF funding opportunities. GMF is committed to making the fund work for municipal governments, and may even provide customized funding packages tailored to the need of each applicant. One of the most important changes is that the funding is available all year long, with no set deadlines. Applications are received and processed continually and each application is assessed individually on its own merits. Importantly, low-interest GMF financing will be made available to successful applicants during site remediation, when it’s often hardest to secure from private lenders. Many private lenders are unwilling to assume the risks associated with brownfield remediation, although some are beginning to make headway. (See article, page 24.) Municipalities have also identified land

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values as another significant barrier to brownfield redevelopment. In some cases, the market value of brownfield lands is significantly lower then the projected remediation costs. This makes it difficult to justify the remediation of brownfields compared to the development of greenfield sites. Low-interest loans from GMF can make brownfield redevelopment more attractive by significantly reducing the cost of borrowing to remediate the site. For municipal governments, GMF interest rates are between 1.5 to 2 per cent lower than the Government of Canada benchmark bond yields for a similar term. That means the Green Municipal Fund is now offering municipal governments 2.1 per cent interest on disbursements of 10-year GMF loans. For exceptional projects, GMF can offer interest rates well below 2 per cent. Although the initial upfront costs may be higher for a brownfield site when compared to a similar greenfield development, the economic, environmental and social benefits are demonstrably higher over the long term. The National Round Table on Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) 2003 National Brownfields Strategy indicated the Return on Investment for brownfi eld redevelopment CBN new version 9/3/08 9:22 AM Pagewas 1 $3.80 for every $1 invested (direct and indirect benefits). These bene-

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fits stem from the revitalization of urban areas, increased property values, and savings on infrastructure development. (See editorial, page 18.) In addition to low-interest loans for brownfields remediation, GMF offers grants for field tests of remediation technologies, site assessments, and for sustainable neighborhood development plans. GMF grants and loans are also available in other sectors of municipal activity as are a variety of capacity building tools and resources, including a webinar series and GMF case studies. Visit sustainnablecommunities. fcm.ca

Marguerite Ceschi-Smith, MSc. is a Councilor in the City of Brantford, Ontario. Contact Marguerite at mceschismith@brantford.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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THE NEW B.C. BROWNFIELD RENEWAL STRATEGY by Scott Bailey

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t first it may seem questionable to promote brownfield redevelopment in British Columbia; we are only 150 years old, have a very large land mass and a relatively small population. Further, most of our population is centred in a handful of metropolitan areas, with the balance of our 160 local governments spread across the province. Compare this to the much older, more densely populated industrial heartlands of the United States and Canada and there is little question we are different here. However, digging a little deeper, we see that in British Columbia land development is physically constrained by mountains and water, resulting in only about six per cent of the province being available for human occupation. Continued population pressures, rising long-term real estate values and public calls for sustainability all point to opportunities for re-using the estimated 4,000 to 6,000 old industrial and commercial lands. While leaders in communities large and small are increasingly aware of the opportunities to use brownfields to revitalize their neighbourhoods, downtowns and employment lands, they may find that current policy, regulatory, tax and funding environments do not fully encourage redevelopment. British Columbia has one of the most progressive contaminated sites regulatory environments and one of the most flexible local governance regimes in Canada, but brownfield redevelopment still has a number of impediments. In order to address these impediments, and as part of a broader vision to encourage liveable communities across B.C., the province has developed the new B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy, which focuses on both

“Crown lands make up over 94 per cent of the province.” Scott Bailey

• 92,418,600 ha — BC’s total land mass • Provincial Crown Land and water comprises approximately 94 per cent of BC • Population density of 4.7/km2 • Population of 4.4 mil (2006 est) • Approximately 5 per cent of BC’s land is privately owned • 160 local governments in BC • Estimated 4,000-6,000 brownfield sites Crown and privately owned lands. For our own Crown lands, which make up over 94 per cent of the province, we’re leading by example by identifying, investigating, remediating, seeking partnerships and offering opportunities for redevelopment on key sites. For privately owned lands, we’re developing a suite of tools to facilitate brownfield redevelopment and thereby giving communities the opportunity to achieve their own triple bottom line outcomes for land use. We’re creating an environment that reduces risk and uncertainty in brownfield redevelopment and are reaching out to communities and brownfield stakeholders to build knowledge and the capacity to capitalize on opportunities. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we’re seeking ways to reduce the number of contaminated sites in the future. As the number of greenfields diminishes, brownfield redevelopment will increasingly become a priority. The B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy will contribute to the development of sustainable communities by reducing the risk and uncertainty in redeveloping these “diamonds in the rough.” As the strategy develops, B.C. is seeking input and feedback. Visit our website at www.brownfieldrenewal. gov.bc.ca and watch for updates on the evolution of the B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy in the Brownfields Marketplace and HazMat Management magazine.

Scott Bailey is Manager, Brownfields and Program Development, Crown Land Restoration Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, in Victoria, B.C. Contact Scott at scott.bailey@gov.bc.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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WATERLOO REGION, ONTARIO

RE-URBANIZATION

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n June of 2005, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) co-sponsored a major conference on “Re-urbanization: Seizing Opportunity in Urban Development.” Since then, work has accelerated to take advantage of shifts in housing demand, demographics, and government planning frameworks. Redevelopment of brownfield sites in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and elsewhere has been a major focus for the development industry, especially in light of new provincial requirements to provide 40 per cent of all new development within existing built boundaries by 2015. Exciting, innovative projects have been developer-initiated and market-driven. They’ve benefited from positive public policies and financial support to overcome barriers to address the high costs of site cleanup. A key reference document in pursuing new opportunities is a “Reurbanization Market Analysis” undertaken in 2005, based on a two-part, statistically significant survey. One part covered residents of “re-urbanization” projects already built in the downtown areas of the region. In brief, high satisfaction levels were found. Most of those surveyed were as satisfied as residents of conventional homes with their dwelling unit. They were only slightly less satisfied than residents of other areas of the region when asked about their surrounding neighbourhood. Overall, satisfaction levels were at greater than 90 per cent for all neighbourhoods and all types of dwelling. As just one example, there are comments recorded in Grand Magazine (September 2006) by the occupants of the Bauer Lofts, a 26-year-old software developer and his girlfriend, a 26-year-old pharmacist. What do these new loft residents have besides an appreciation for modern design? In a word, they want lifestyle. “We don’t want to worry about mowing the lawn, shoveling snow or fixing house stuff,” the new owner said. He and his girl friend often work 12-hour days, which

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“I believe the future is likely to see action on more complicated sites, with a risk assessment approach frequently becoming the only viable solution.”

leaves little time to tend house. The article goes on to say that young IT professionals aren’t the only ones lured to loft living. The recent Seagram, Kaufman, Eaton, Mansion and Bauer Loft development projects in Kitchener and Waterloo, to name a few, are also attracting new singles in their 40s and empty-nesters. Turning to the population currently living outside of re-urbanization neighbourhoods, the 2005 survey indicated that some 70 per cent population would consider moving to a re-urbanization area. A similar proportion also indicated an interest in moving to a unit other than a singledetached home. Additional redevelopment projects undertaken over the past five years in the region include: The Barrel Yards; Bridgeport Lofts; Wellington Square Townhouses; Arrow Factory; and Waterscape. Most involved some form of brownfields cleanup. Our own company is undertaking redevelopment of the former Kanmet Foundry site, and seeking to push the envelope of “green” community development in the process. The new subdivision is to be called “Preston Meadows.” While we’ve been able to take advantage of a variety of available municipal support programs in developing this project, it has certainly not been without significant challenges. For example, there were inaccuracies in the initial environmental investigation. There was a dispute about the location of an emergency access. We tussled with having to provide a justification report to validate removal of employments lands during the application to change the industrial designation, even though the city and region were adamant that the project must be residential. There were also rail noise and berm-creation issues, as well as heritage impact assessment issues to be resolved. Of course, extensive resident consultations about density and traffic impacts also created delays. Some of these challenges are inevitable with most infill developments, regardless of soil contamination issues. But the need for cleanup certainly adds complexity to the development process.

Lessons What have we learned as a result of our experience with Preston Meadows and other brownfields redevelopment projects? First, the market is clearly changing and becoming more welcoming. However, regulations and government policy tools need to change, too. In terms of housing form, it’s clear to us that a range of opportunities exists — it doesn’t have be high-rise buildings. We’ve learned that the public sector authorities need to provide support early to break down barriers to development if they really want this type of development. WINTER 2009 HazMat Management 49

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Municipal initiatives are needed to re-designate and rezone properties identified for redevelopment, eliminating the huge perceived “risk” associated with public and political uncertainty for the ultimate developer of a site. Density bonusing and zoning-relief policies can positively assist brownfield development. In more specific and practical terms, authorities should allow transport and tipping of Table II qualified soil at landfill sites for free or at least at a significantly reduced rate. Municipalities should accept risk assessment-qualified property as parkland. Municipal councilors should be prepared to attend informal neighbourhood meetings to help the public to understand political commit-

MARKETPLACE ment to redevelop brownfield sites. Where are we heading? I believe the future is likely to see action on more complicated sites, with a risk assessment approach frequently becoming the only viable solution. I’m hopeful that public authorities can reduce industry uncertainty associated with changing standards and modeling requirements. At present, development approval processes are behind market needs — too slow and too much uncertainty. Significant progress has been made over the past few years, but brownfields need to be made into a true policy priority, with significant improvements to liability solutions. Policy and financial initiatives need to be applied city-wide. While developers must be prepared to increase the amount of public consultation, politicians need to “walk the talk” when it comes time to making decisions in favor of infill projects. Municipal departments need to work together to support alternate standards required by infill projects. The number and variety of successful developments in our region shows that the market is ready to roll… we just need the full scope of public-private cooperation arrangements to make further progress!

Brian Blackmere is Director of Development Planning and Land Acquisition, Reid’s Heritage Group in Cambridge, Ontario and WRHBA Representative on the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Urban Council. Contact Brian at bblackmere@heritagehomes.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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hile the remediation of the three-quarter acre site turned out to be more complex than first anticipated, it didn’t take long to fill 42 single-bedroom units at Victoria Place, an affordable rental property built on a former brownfield site, in Cambridge, Ontario. With a shortage of affordable housing in Waterloo Region, the demand was high for the 32 rent-geared-to-income and 10 market-priced units in the midst of an established residential neighbourhood. However few of the new tenants know all the details of the remarkable transformation the site has undergone, bringing it from an unused, industrial property to a desirable residential area. Through the partnership of all levels of government and a non-profit housing developer, Victoria Place is providing safe and affordable housing to a community in need.

The brownfield solution The site, which was formerly operated as a commercial property, is surrounded by various residential properties, including townhouses and low-rise apartments, and by a commercial gas station. Historically, the site was utilized for coal storage prior to the late 1940s, and therefore, potential environmental impacts associated with the site included polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metals. As such, environmental investigations were conducted to address the potential impacts resulting from the historical use of the site. The results of the initial investigations indicated the presence of metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons in soil at concentrations in excess of the applicable Ministry of the Environment Guidelines. As part of the re-development of the site to a residential property, environmental cleanup activities were

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“The remediation efforts and associated work cost about $200,000 and added nearly two years to the timeline for the project.”

conducted at the site to remove the chemical impacts in soil. Property developer Victoria Park Community Homes (VPCH) planned to change the land use from commercial to residential, so a Record of Site Condition (RSC) was required for the site. Groundwater monitoring wells were installed across the site to assess groundwater quality in order to obtain the RSC and to satisfy the Ontario Regulation 153/04 conditions, The results of the environmental investigations identified total petroleum hydrocarbons concentrations in groundwater in excess of the applicable criteria. The results of the groundwater monitoring also indicated that the shallow groundwater layer is situated within the fractured bedrock, which is located approximately 2.4 to 3.4 metres below grade. Additionally, to ensure that no residents of adjacent properties drank water from contaminated wells, VPCH surveyed the surrounding area: no active wells were found. Based on the historical information available for the site, the total petroleum hydrocarbon impacts in groundwater were not likely attributable to any onsite activities. Due to the nature and complexities associated with the site impacts, the most practical and cost efficient manner for VPCH to obtain a RSC was through the completion of a site specific risk assessment (SSRA). As an alternative to more costly site cleanup activities, the risk assessment approach can be applied to determine the level of exposure for an individual site and establish risk-based cleanup criteria. (See articles, pages 20-24.)

Cleanup Trow Associates Inc. (Trow) was retained by VPCH to initiate the risk assessment (RA) process. The purpose of the RA was to demonstrate whether the environmental impacts at the site would pose a human health or ecological risk. In order to assess the potential risks, extensive technical modeling work and liaison with Ontario’s environment ministry was conducted. Based on the future use of the site as a residential building, the potential risks associated with the building occupants were evaluated to ensure safety. The results of the human health risk assessment indicated potentially unacceptable levels of risk to the future building residents via the inhalation of indoor air (resulting from the volatilization of the subsurface impacts in groundwater). This indoor air exposure pathway was modeled using very conservative and extreme conditions. As a result, risk management measures were designed, in co-ordination with the ministry, to ensure the safety of WINTER 2009 HazMat Management 51

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all future building occupants. The goal of the management measures was to effectively eliminate/block the subsurface vapours from entering into the building. These measures consisted of the installation and operation of a passive vapor collection system beneath the building, which consisted of perforated horizontal collection pipes installed within trenches filled with clear stone that discharged through vertical risers. As a further protection measure, an impermeable vapour barrier (Liquid Boot) was installed above the passive vapor collection system, beneath the concrete floor slab. These risk management measures, once implemented, effectively prevents any potential migration of subsurface vapors into the indoor building environment. As part of the RA process, VPCH has agreed to implement a five-year program to monitor the indoor air and groundwater quality at the site. To date, the indoor air quality meets the applicable criteria. In all, the remediation efforts and associated work cost

about $200,000 and added nearly two years to the timeline for the project. The developer also had to design around the fact that a main municipal sewer line runs three metres below the site, right down the middle. They addressed this concern by adapting plans and building a parking lot over the sewer line.

Affordable housing With $1,218,000 Federal and Provincial funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement (pilot program), along with financial assistance from the Region of Waterloo, the City of Cambridge and Victoria Park Community Homes Inc., the site in Cambridge was identified for an affordable housing project. With over 34 years of experience, Victoria Park Homes Community

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Homes Inc., has built and managed more than 2,000 affordable housing units in Southern Ontario. However the site in Cambridge, in the former town of Preston, was different than any other the company had ever worked on. The former brownfield site was unused yet desirable because of its location in the midst of an urban area, complete with all the services and amenities one would expect: transportation, shopping, medical services and schools. Of the 42 one-bedroom units, 32 are set aside as affordable housing, while 10 have been identified as market rent units, leased for $688 per month, plus utilities. Each of the 42 units has its own balcony or privacy area. The site has been occupied since March 2008.

Lessons learned Despite the challenges they faced, Colin Gage, Executive Director of Victoria Park Community Homes Inc., says he and his company are “very proud” of Victoria Place and the fact that the site has turned out so well. “We learned a lot of lessons,” he says, which include: • Know what you are up against by completing a comprehensive environmental assessment of the site you plan to remediate; • Ensure you have a Record of Site Condition that would allow for the proposed future use of the site; • Make sure adequate contingency is available to address any unforeseen cost overruns; • Have the full support of the service managers (municipalities and funders); • Finally, make sure that you have adequate financing. When Victoria Place was built, the project received funding for brownfield remediation through the City of Cambridge. There are currently more opportunities to fund brownfield remediation through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Brownfields Initiative. The story of Victoria Place has drawn the interest of planners, developers and various levels of government. Gage says he’s been booked for a number of speaking engagements to talk about the project. “It’s turned out to be a good case study in remediating brownfields, especially for affordable housing developers.”

Robert Helik, P. Eng., is Group Leader — Risk Assessment Services, Environmental Division, Trow Associates Inc. in Brampton, Ontario. Contact Robert at rob.helik@trow.com With contribution from Arlene Etchen, Senior Consultant, Research and Technology, Ontario Research and Information Transfer in Toronto, Ontario. Contact Arlene at aetchen@cmhc-schl.gc.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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program, to three Unama’ki contractors, under AECOM Technology supervision: Norman Morris Joint Venture (Parsons) of Eskasoni, MB2 Excavating and Construction of Membertou and Membertou-HAZCO Remediation Group. AECOM provided technical expertise in managing coal tar and similar contaminants and acted as construction manager. The Unama’ki contractors provided labour, equipment and materials and performed the remediation, which involved treating the water in the cooling pond, removal of the original timber crib lining the pond, and in-situ stabilization of sediment. Wind force and direction determined daily work locations and schedules, including delivery of slag and other material. Ice was managed by breaking, then melting it using quicklime and portable heaters. Contaminated water was collected and treated at an on-site water treatment facility, once part of the SYSCO Steel plant and upgraded by the project team to achieve specified water discharge criteria. The pumping system operated 24 hours, not allowing water to stand long enough to freeze. Once treated, the water was discharged into Sydney Harbour, with a permit issued by the environment ministry. The top metre of the original timber crib structure that lined the pond interior was removed, decontaminated, and shipped off-site for disposal. The approximately two-metre-deep impacted sediment was stabilized using a tested formula of slag and cement powder. Quicklime was occasionally added to combat ice. The stabilized area was then backfilled and capped using a semi-impermeable cap. To protect Coke Ovens Brook from treatment activities, silt fencing and oil booms were strategically placed and maintained throughout the project. The team stabilized over 28,000 cubic metres of sediment and treated nearly 30 million litres of water on schedule and on budget. AECOM has nearly finalized its design for completing the project.

What’s to come In the meantime, remediation of the coke ovens and tar ponds sites is now underway as facilitators work with the community to develop a long-term vision. Over the short term, the site will be landscaped, trees planted and roads built to accommodate a multitude of uses. The STPA has prepared a pre-notification of tender for potential contractors in anticipation of a winter 2008-2009 call for the solidification and stabilization (SS) of the north and south ponds. The north pond opens to Sydney harbour, and has higher concentrations of PCBs mixed in sediments with a sandy consistency. The south pond is fed by two brooks that meander through the city. It has a higher concentration of PAHs in a silty consistency. Both ponds have elevated levels of oily contaminants. The $50+ million contract to be awarded in the spring will treat about 600,000 cubic metres of sediment in situ using the SS technology. In preparation, Coke Ovens Brook and Wash Brook will be diverted to a new clean channel in three stages from Prince Street, a main thoroughfare, to the Battery Point barrier where Muggah Creek enters the harbour. Steel panels will be used to block harbour tides entering the creek and to manage other water sources.

Mobilization will ramp up by summer 2009, with work to be completed in 2013. Among other project elements to come, the channel of the Coke Ovens Brook Connector will be reconstructed and impacted sediments removed. The Connector discharges into the South Tar Ponds and includes the lower portion of Coke Ovens Brook closest to the tar ponds. This brook was the primary pathway for contaminant migration from the coke ovens site into the tar ponds. As a result, the stream sediments are affected by organic and inorganic contaminants. Now under construction, a new material processing facility, combined with a contractor’s compound, will serve as the central access point for all construction activities at the site. The facility will manage debris generated from other construction activities. It’s expected that almost all elements of the project will generate debris. Material will be crushed, sent for solidification/stabilization treatment, decontaminated and recycled, or decontaminated and sent to landfill. All sediments in the Tar Ponds site, including PCB material, will undergo solidification/stabilization treatment as a means of creating a structurally enhanced, low-permeability mass that immobilizes contaminants. This will be done in place, using appropriate additives to reach performance requirements for permeability, leachability, and strength. To prevent pollutants from spreading while the work is done, controls will be used to redirect surface water flows and outfalls away from construction areas. Temporary pumping stations will redirect the flow until permanent channels are constructed through the solidified tar ponds. Further containment and protection will be provided by capping the treated sediments. A layered cap will be constructed using geotextiles, clay and granular fill for permanent placement. About 25,000 tonnes of PAH-contaminated soil in an in-ground tar cell consisting of coal tar and soils will be solidified and stabilized to a maximum depth of two metres using standard equipment. The coke ovens site is located in a valley within the Muggah Creek Watershed and the groundwater flow is generally west-northwest down the valley and off site to the west. The flow can bring off-site groundwater in contact with contaminated material and groundwater. A system of inground vertical barrier walls is now being installed in trenches around the site to manage these conditions. Once excavation activities are complete or nearly complete, a surface soil cover will be applied. This is essentially an earthworks job, with clean soil being placed over the site. The cap will be used to grade the site and limit surface water infiltration. A system of underground piping will collect groundwater from the coke ovens site, then pump it to a new water treatment plant before it is discharged into the newly lined Coke Ovens Brook. A permanent water treatment facility will operate indefinitely on the coke ovens site to treat contaminated groundwater.

Wes Stewart is a freelance reporter in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Contact Wes at wes.stewart@ns.sympatico.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:803;

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Think Big RMS for small site emergencies

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irtually every industrial manager in Canada is aware of the Response Management System (RMS). Managers at most large industrial sites receive training and subsequently participate in the RMS process for their sites. However, managers at smaller industrial sites, while still aware of RMS, are often not as well prepared. What should smaller industrial sites do to prepare for emergencies? And when does an incident become big enough to warrant a full-blown RMS response? The answer to both questions is that no organization is too small and no incident is too insignificant to warrant a comprehensive response. The RMS model is not just for large catastrophic events. RMS provides a template for every emergency that makes responder safety paramount, saves valuable time and efficiently directs resources. It helps organizations mount an organized response under which the responsible parties and local agencies all speak the same language and operate within a familiar framework. Following RMS for small incidents offers two major benefits. By responding immediately with the proper resources, a minor incident will be effectively managed from the beginning, which may result in faster mitigation and the avoidance of a larger emergency. As a side benefit, responding to small events also provides valuable experience to help your organization respond to larger incidents.

emergency response situation: Management, Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration. RMS finds its roots in the U.S. Incident Command System (ICS) and operates under the theory that it’s not enough to simply react to a disaster as it develops since a reactive approach leaves too much to chance and doesn’t fully address all aspects of the event. RMS demands that each of the five disciplines be engaged from the outset in order to safely respond to the immediate condition, anticipate changes and quickly marshal required resources. Although a detailed RMS plan is developed for each industrial site, the plan must also fit into a larger framework that includes local, provincial and national authorities, as well as safety and mitigation specialists, so that everyone works from a common playbook using a common set of terms, working towards a common goal. This supports one of RMS’ fundamental functions: to efficiently add resources within the command structure as they are required. The various responding organizations, such as the industrial fire suppression team and the local fire department, may have similar expertise and responsibilities in their day-to-day functions. However, under the RMS command structure, they must collaborate with or defer to the other organizations during the incident. The response manager must work with each of these individual operational structures and create a command structure that manages information, delegates RMS SHARPENS RESPONSE responsibilities and coordinates the actions of all of the RMS is a process that defines and brings together responders. The reverse is true as well. RMS provides five basic functions in order to effectively address any a framework for scaling back the response as the incident comes to conclusion by orchestrating the orderly decommissioning of operational groups as their specialized skills are no longer necessary.

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Operations management at every industrial site, regardless of size, should receive RMS training. Site-specific procedures should also be developed and communicated to middle management and staff. Staff should know who to contact in the event of an emergency, and all of the players should know precisely what their roles are as the incident unfolds. ((See article, page 57.) Rehearsals enable all participants to understand their responsibilities, become familiar with RMS terminology, operate within the command structure and experience how added resources affect their roles and the overall response. Whether the safety function is part

“Taking an RMS approach to even a small mock event provides a roadmap to ensure that an incident of this nature is adequately addressed.”

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of the Operations or Planning teams, or reports directly to the incident commander, it should be considered separately and be part of pre-operations planning. Consequently, it’s necessary to stage mock emergency drills that involve all of the potential onsite responders, as well as likely outside specialists and auth­orities. A simulation of a relatively minor incident (e.g., a leaking barrel of Acetone) would provide an excellent hazardous event for a “dry run.” In this scenario, the problem is reported to the plant manager who is also the prime RMS manager. He immediately notifies managers for each functional response area (Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance) who are charged with concentrating on their areas of responsibility according to the previously-developed manual. Operations performs the tactical functions of marshalling an appropriate, safe

initial response and evaluates the situation; Logistics immediately begins evaluating the need to call in pre-qualified specialists and perhaps putting those additional resources on standby; Planning anticipates future actions based on previously examined scenarios; and Finance tracks and reports all costs for proper booking, insurance claims, etc. The plant manager retains overall command responsibility and is charged with documenting the response. As additional resources are added, the task teams adjust to merge the new skills and technologies of additional responders and, in some cases, defer to the new resources or act in a support role. For instance, in the case of this drill, the RMStrained local fire department and perhaps provincial or federal safety regulators, as well as chemical response HazMat specialist teams, will operate within a common, expanded RMS command structure, while

functioning as coherent units within their areas of expertise. As the mock cleanup is completed, the specialist teams will wrap up, and site management will return to normal. A postmortem, as well as follow-on reporting and administrative/financial/insurance reviews will continue. Taking an RMS approach to even this small mock event provides a roadmap to ensure that an incident of this nature is adequately addressed by top and operational management, that prescribed procedures are followed, that the appropriate resources are called in as necessary and that the response and expenditures have been HMM properly recorded. Scott Metzger is Vice President of Site Services with Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. in Norwell, Massachusetts . Contact Scott at metzgers@cleanharbors.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:815;

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The IDLH Threshold A hybrid approach to HazMat response

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he last 20 years have seen a dramatic change in the capacity of organizations to develop and maintain high levels of hazardous materials emergency response capability. These abilities have been fundamentally degraded by factors such as reduced staffing levels, budget restrictions, weakened mutual aid and certainly a move of “heavy manufacturing” operations out of Canada. On top of this there has been a general trend of smaller and better packaging, use of less hazardous alternative materials and a definite downward trend of major releases in all industrial sectors; a good thing, which is surely directly linked to the many initiatives of industry in the area of prevention. While all this has happened it has occurred against a back drop of heightened public awareness of the issues and a definite move toward the need to address societal risk, rather than just individual risk in assessing the needs of response. In other words, while the risk of high hazard releases is reduced, it has not disappeared and, furthermore, society has become more aware and less tolerant of poor/inadequate handling of such incidents. In a nutshell, facility operators are faced with an increasing burden, from regulators and the public, at the very time when it’s difficult to justify and maintain the required level of response.

Most incidents that occur in industry today involve smaller volumes of materials and/or materials that present a much lower threat to human health than those used previously. However, there is still the possibility of high hazard and/or large volume releases occurring, that may be beyond the capabilities of a facility’s personnel.

GROWTH OF THE CONTRACTOR INDUSTRY While traditional industry itself has struggled to maintain the right capability, a new “industry” of competent, well equipped “HazMat contractors” has emerged to fill the gap. These contractors are able to provide specialized services that require the use of high levels of personal protective equipment (PPE), large containment and recovery equipment, additional personnel and a range of specialized skills. In other words, they are able to “fill the gap” for those organizations faced with very infrequent high hazard/large volume releases. Over the last few years this group has rapidly consolidated by merger and acquisition. While there are still a few smaller, localized providers, three major response companies have emerged: Newalta, Quantum Murray and Hazco. These companies have a national presence and are fully capitalized to provide expanded contract ER services. (See the Summer 2008 edition for details on

by John Hosty

Some Sample IDLHs Material

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Current 50 300 10 3 300 (10%LEL) 2 000 2 6 000 25 1 000 5 15

“A good way to ‘draw the line in the sand’ is to use the concept of Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health.”

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these companies, and refer to the Buyers Guide in this edition for contact information.) In developing a fiscally viable response capability, organizations need to evaluate all potential, credible release situations and then analyze those that can readily be handled using relatively low levels of PPE and response equipment versus those that need higher levels of response. A good way to “draw the line in the sand” for these situations is to utilize the concept of Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH). While there are several definitions of this value, it’s often interpreted as the level at which air supplying respiratory protective equipment is required. This is a very pertinent factor as it’s also the point at which budget requirements increase significantly. On-site personnel can be trained and equipped to deal with low volume, non-IDLH releases and then a contract can be put in place with an outside company to respond to any large volume and IDLH releases. An important facet of this approach though is to ensure that on-site personnel are trained in the steps necessary to “hold the fort” while waiting for the arrival of a pre-designated contractor. In developing your plan, consult with experts to determine your needs, and how to identify the IDLH threshold. John Hosty is president of the Warsash Group in Burlington, Ontario. Contact John at jhosty2@cogeco.ca @ARTICLECATEGORY:815; 813

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Lafarge loses legal battle to stop hearing tire

Lafarge has lost its legal battle at the Ontario Court of Appeal to stop an independent hearing from scrutinizing a controversial incineration proposal at its plant west of Kingston, Ontario. A spokesperson for Lafarge said the defeat means that the cement producer will scrap its plans to burn tires as fuel. A coalition of concerned citizens and environmental advocates applauded the decision that will have implications for environmental decision-making across the province. The ruling rejected the company’s attempt to shut down public hearings into the cement manufacturer’s proposal to burn millions of kilograms of tires, plastics, bone meal and other waste in its kiln in Bath, Ontario. The Court of Appeal rejected, without reasons, Lafarge’s attempt to appeal the Divisional Court’s decision of last June, which had dismissed last-ditch efforts by Lafarge to shut down an Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) hearing over the controversial proposal. Visit www.ecojustice.ca

Ontario EA process “broken” commissioner

Gord Miller, the Environmental Com­mis­ sioner of Ontario, has strongly criticized the province’s environmental assessment (EA) process and its monitoring of urban air quality. In his annual report for 20072008, the Commissioner says the province’s EA process is “broken,” that Ontario has lost sight of the original purpose of environmental assessments, and a new vision is “urgently needed.” A central criticism of the report is that the public consultation on undertakings with environmental impacts provided for by the legislation and enshrined in the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 is seldom able to change any of the decisions. Also, over the years, Miller says, the Environmental Assessment Act has undergone “so many truncations and add-ons that it no longer bears much resemblance to its original, idealistic self.” The Commissioner’s complete 2007-2008

annual report, titled “Getting to K(no)w” is available for downloading at www.eco. on.ca A more detailed analysis of the report is available from our affiliate newsletter EHScompliance. Visit EHScompliance.ca

coal to liquids project

Alter NRG Corp. has announces the filing of a public disclosure document outlining project details on a proposed development of the company’s coal reserves in the Fox Creek area of Alberta into diesel fuel and naphtha. The company is excited to be advancing Canada’s first coal to liquids (CTL) with carbon dioxide capture project that will provide a clean energy solution for alternative oil production and will use proven processes that have been in commercial operation worldwide for more than 30 years. The company has initiated the regulatory process and strategic partner selection; the project is expected to be operational as early as 2014. Visit www.alterNRG.ca

first to recycle C&D waste

Alberta is drafting plans to start recycling construction and demolition (C&D) waste — refuse that fills up nearly a quarter of the province’s landfills. The Alberta Construction Association and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Alberta have partnered with the government and expect the program to be up and running by 2010. Although Alberta Environment hasn’t decided exactly how the system will work, one option might be a deposit-refund program, says Chris Boudreau, a spokesperson with the ministry. Under the program, industry would be reimbursed for a deposit on materials provided it meets whatever criteria the province lays out. The money generated would fund the program, as would any unredeemed funds. There would be no cost to taxpayers or municipalities. In a sense, this would be a product stewardship program for C&D materials. “Only 10 per cent of what we could recycle is actually being recycled right now,” Boudreau says. “We needed to do something about the volume of waste that is being created.”

Despite the economic downturn, a recent report from the Royal Bank of Canada indicates construction in Alberta isn’t likely to slow down. Alberta would be the only Canadian province to make C&D waste recycling mandatory. By diverting 50 per cent of construction and demolitions debris, Alberta Environment estimates the program would reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills by 130 kilograms for each Albertan, every year.

New U.S. EPA rule on hazwaste recycling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator has signed a final rule that will encourage the safe and beneficial recycling of hazardous secondary materials. The new rule streamlines the regulation of these materials while limiting the streamlined requirements to specific, legitimate recycling activities. Visit www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/ dsw/rulemaking.htm

Company fined for HazMat violation

A construction company working in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has been fined $85,000 in relation to the injury of one of its workers and a hazardous materials safety violation. Bondfield Construction in Concord, Ontario was fined $65,000 in relation to a worker’s leg being fractured by a concrete grinder without a proper guard, and also fined $20,000 for a separate incident on September 19, 2006 when a worker mixed a two-part epoxy floor treatment. Ingredients in this treatment are considered hazardous materials and the company was found guilty of failing, as an employer, to obtain or prepare, as may be prescribed, an unexpired material safety data sheet for all hazardous materials present in a workplace, as laid out in clause 37(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In addition to the fines, the company must pay a 25 per cent victim surcharge. For more news like this, visit our affiliate news service www.ecolog.com

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“Justice Barnes followed the lead of several US courts, finding that some aspects of climate change are ‘not justiciable’.”

n Friends of the Earth versus Canada (Minister of the Environment), the Federal Court refused to enforce Canada’s Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), accepting government arguments that the Act established political, not legal, obligations to comply with the Kyoto Protocol. In so doing, Justice Barnes followed the lead of several US courts, finding that some aspects of climate change are “not justiciable.” Undoubtedly, Justice Barnes faced a very difficult decision. On the one hand, the KPIA is part of the law of Canada, and it expressly binds the Crown. No one, and especially not the government, should be allowed to defy the law -- this defiance is the precise opposite of the rule of law, the very basis of our free and democratic society. The KPIA requires the federal government to develop a plan to meet our Kyoto commitments, something our government clearly admits it has no intention of doing. Surely, the rule of law requires some remedy for such defiance. As Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada put it: “Friends of the Earth cannot let the Government of Canada defy its domestic law on climate change. If we cannot enforce the KPIA, it makes a mockery of the democratic process in the current session of Parliament.… How can we debate future commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when we fail to enforce the current law of the land on climate change?... We simply cannot stand by while the government picks and chooses which laws to enforce. All of our laws must be upheld — even the ones the government finds inconvenient.” On the other hand, the question of how to meet our Kyoto commitments is clearly a political one, far beyond the competence and legitimate authority of any judge. Given the enormous economic and political consequences at stake, and the limited legitimacy of the courts to make such changes, it was no surprise that the Justice Barnes refused to make any order that he did not feel compelled to make. In his view, the KPIA was drafted in terms that were often directory, not mandatory. In particular, he ruled that only parts of the Act were meant to be legally enforceable, and that those parts did not contain the central obligation to actually comply with the Kyoto Protocol. “Shall”, he ruled, was mandatory; “to ensure” was not. Friends of the Earth are appealing Justice Barnes’ ruling to the Federal Court of Appeal. They will argue that

the words “to ensure that Canada meets its obligations” are, indeed, clear and mandatory, and that the court should be able to require the government to comply with explicit statutory deadlines. Whatever the ultimate result, it probably doesn’t mean much for the future of climate change litigation and law in Canada. This decision will not be much of a precedent, because it turns on the precise drafting of a particular statute, and not on the larger issues that will dominate cases on environmental assessment and permitting and on the wide range of torts that will be engaged in climate change disasters. As in the US, we can expect climate change litigation on numerous fronts over the next decade, both on mitigation and on adaptation. As for Canada’s action on climate change, Justice Barnes’ decision might allow Canada to keep delaying real action on climate change. But the debate on whether to price carbon is essentially over. Even Gordon Nixon, chief executive officer of the Royal Bank and chairman of Canada’s Council of Chief Executives is now calling for Canada to put a price on carbon. Most Canadian jurisdictions (except Alberta) are not waiting for federal action, and have joined the Western Climate Initiative. WCI members have committed themselves to having a cap and trade system up and running by 2012. Quebec and British Columbia already have provincial carbon taxes. British Columbia, Manitoba and other provinces have also adopted climate change laws. Alberta’s own intensity-based cap and trade system is up and running. Despite this flurry of action, we will have to run to catch up with our American neighbours. They have committed themselves to a national cap and trade system. President elect Obama has promised to eliminate American dependence on oil from the Middle East and Venezuela within 10 years, partly by properly pricing carbon. The election of Harry Waxman as chair of the U.S. Congress House Energy Committee, after 28 years of dominance by the auto industry, also signals resurgence in American leadership on climate change. As in so many other fields, what happens in Washington will be far more important to us than what happens in Ottawa. HMM

Dianne Saxe, Ph.D. is one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers with her own practice in Toronto. Contact Dianne at dsaxe@envirolaw.com @ARTICLECATEGORY:807;

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