The Ministry of Environment, Parks and Conservation estimates that 2.5 million truckloads of excess soil are moved in Ontario every year, and care must be taken when determining where it’s moving to.
The new Excess Soils Regulation (Ontario Regulation 406/19) is aimed at stopping illegal dumping activities and encouraging the re-use of soils on the original site, and/or moving it to a site nearby. The Regulation also aims at ensuring property owners with excess soil, are testing soil for contamination and assessing it to determine if it can remain onsite.
Several areas of the Regulation provide flexibility for soil movements undertaken as part of infrastructure projects. There is also a grandfathering clause for projects/earthmoving contracts already underway before January 2, 2022 with completion before January 1, 2026.
Carol Mitchell, P.Eng.
Please join us for a webinar on the new Regulation presented by Carol Mitchell, P.Eng., QPESA, Senior Environmental Engineer & Technical Director of MTE. She has been closely monitoring the Ministry’s deliberations over the past few years and has been helping our clients move and place soil diligently.
Carol has been involved in the fields of safety and environmental engineering in Ontario and Quebec since 1985. She is the Technical Lead for MTE with respect to the new Regulation and she now informs both her colleagues at MTE and clients about the new Regulation and what it means for their projects as it comes into force. Her other areas of specialization include managing multi-site Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); Records of Site Condition (RSCs), soil and groundwater remediation, property decommissioning, road reconstructions and management of excess subsurface materials.
Carol’s past professional roles include: Division (Environmental) Manager for a geotechnical engineering firm; Corporate Environmental Engineer (operations and decommissioning for a very large chemical manufacturer in Ontario and Quebec C-I-L/ICI); and Corporate Chemical Emergency Responder and Safety Leader. As a national first responder to chemical spills, Carol received extensive training in spill response, communications and public speaking.
This webinar is sponsored by the OPWA Education Committee
Registration: Members $20; Non-Members $20