Time to Dish the Dirt about Ontario’s New Excess Soil Laws
In December 2019, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) filed the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation and complementary amendments to Ontario’s brownfield and waste management regulations. These regulations and amendments come into force in phases, with the next phase beginning January 1, 2021. As this new regime will apply to all construction projects where excess soil is generated, these changes will affect the construction industry as a whole, with new risks and legal requirements. Hear perspectives from Matthew Gardner, an environmental lawyer, and Gerry Parrott, an environmental consultant, about this new regime and what steps you need to take to ensure that you are up to date on Ontario’s new excess soil laws.
Please note the information obtained from or through this course does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.
Wed. 10am – 11am
Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental
Gerry Parrott, BlueFrog Environmental
Matthew Gardner, B.Sc. (Hons.), LL.B.
A Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Matthew practices environmental law and environmental litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants involved in environmental civil disputes. He also assists clients under inspection or investigation by federal, provincial and municipal environmental regulators, and defends clients against environmental regulatory prosecutions. Matthew is called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta.
Gerry Parrott, P.Geo., QP ESA
Founder and President of BlueFrog Environmental Consulting, his expertise is in evaluating site investigations and providing guidance to senior staff and clients. Gerry is qualified as an environmental contaminant expert in matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, participates in the development and execution of practical risk management plans, and provides timely and critical advice during and after spills. In addition, Gerry has extensive experience undertaking work in support of filing Records of Site Condition (RSCs) in Ontario.