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Sept 9 ONEIA Excess Soil Session

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

Sept 9 ONEIA Excess Soil Session – Register now!

Dealing with excess soil is a significant challenge for Ontario. Millions of dollars in development – and the quality of life in our communities – hang in the balance. Where is Ontario going on this issue – and what do industry practitioners and regulators think? How can our relationships be more productive for all concerned?

Since the release of guidance on Best Management Practices for the management of excess soils by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change earlier in 2014, industry has been grappling with questions about how best to comply with them. To address this issue – and to share information among soil and Brownfields practitioners – the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) is convening a special morning dialogue session.

Take the opportunity to hear from the experts in the most comprehensive event about Excess Soils Management in Ontario organized by the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) in partnership with the and the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN).

Don’t miss the chance to ask questions and gain a full understanding about how excess soils management is being undertaken from provincial government, legal community, contractors, and municipal officials.

Please CLICK HERE for a preliminary agenda.

We have the following speakers line up:

Lisa Prime of Waterfront Toronto will be presenting details on how the Waterfront revitalization activities can fit within the BMPs for excess soils within the City of Toronto.

Janet Bobechko of Blaney McMurty LLP and co-chair of the ONEIA Brownfields Subcomittee will be moderating a panel of industry professionals dealing with soil movements on a daily basis.  Discussions will include the time and costs associated with complying with the Excess Soil Management Best Management Practices (BMPs) and the uncertainty that is still present with the BMP guidance. Confirmed participants for the industry panel include:
  • J.P. Marini of Pinnacle Environmental and co-chair of the Excess Soils Working Group of the ONEIA Brownfields Subcommittee will share his working knowledge of soil movement in the contracting industry and how the new BMPs are being perceived within the industry.
  • Ashley Herman of Green Soils Inc. will provide a unique insight into how a soil remediation firm has adopted the guidance provided with the BMPs and limitations that are present within the BMP guidance.
Kathleen Anderson – Assistant Director/Program Services Manager - Central Region, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Kathleen will provide a detailed review of the Best Management Practices document and the expectations of the Ministry, offering an opportunity for participants to clarify a number of issues.
Chris Lompart – Acting Manager – Land Use Policy - Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Chris is leading the policy review currently underway at the MOECC and will provide us with a detailed update on this process to date and the expected progress over the next few months.
Naz Ritchie, P.Eng. – Environmental Engineer, Waste Management Regional Municipality of Waterloo
The Region of Waterloo has been undertaking a full review of their process in dealing with excess soils within the Regional boundaries. Naz will provide us with a glimpse into what issues may still lie ahead for the Region of Waterloo in Excess Soil Management.
Alan Durand – Representing RCCAO and Soiil
The RCCAO has been instrumental in promoting the use of the Best Management Practices for excess soil management in construction and civil projects in Ontario. Al will update us on their efforts in this area, discuss the success of “Soiil” and excess soil supply and demand web-site.
DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
TIME:  8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast, program begins at 8:30
LOCATION: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
ADDRESS: 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
COST:  $79 for ONEIA members / $99 for non-members

TO REGISTER please visit:

CBN members are invited to contact the office by email to register under the ONEIA member rate.

In-kind partner:

Please register early as we expect this session to fill up quickly!


Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2

Tel: 416-531-7884 Email: info[at]

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