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Response Time is Critical. Who do you call when an environmental emergency occurs onsite?

E nvironmental Specialists for the Construction Industry

GEMS is the ONE CALL Environmental Solutions Provider who manages all the environmental components of your construction project. Whether planned or in the event of an emergency, GEMS oversees the environmental team of specialists required to meet ALL the project components. Providing the client with ONE POINT OF CONTACT, GEMS manages the team to ensure timelines, budgets & environmental legislation are met.

Did you get onsite to find this after a rain event?

Often GEMS gets the emergency call because:  A permit wasn’t obtained  There was a changed condition (i.e. unexpected site

How could you have avoided this?

condition) Project site flooding due to a storm event Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) measures failed Dirty discharge water entered a creek A sewer break occurred next to a watercourse Spills containment, clean-up and remediation is required  A fish rescue is needed  Work is being performed outside the fisheries window     

In the event of an environmental emergency, GEMS:  Is onsite immediately and can assume the role of

Environmental Manager  Performs a site assessment and determines course

Could you have prevented project shutdown?

of action  Becomes liaison with the regulatory agencies  Obtains appropriate permits (many times under

accelerated timelines)  Implements mitigation

Did you need to perform a fish rescue?

and remediation measures  Performs monitoring and inspection to ensure measures are effective

GEMS is called upon in emergency situations because we are set-up to respond quickly, understanding the contractors’ requirements, contractual obligations, permitting requirements and regulations.

Contact GEMS Jill Attwood, General Manager T: 905-907-3077 ext 206 C: 416-717-3226 E:

69 Connie Crescent Concord ON, L4K 1L3

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