Mark Hugdahl of ALS Recognized with A&WMA Lab Coat Award

BCEIA Member recognized for scientific leadership NOVEMBER 16, 2018 – Mark Hugdahl, ALS National Technical Director of Canada, has been recently recognized for his exceptional and professional work with the Lab Coat Award, presented to him at the 58’h Annual Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association Conference in November 2018. […]

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Metro Vancouver: Changes to the Diesel Engine Bylaw

Meeting materials now available online NOVEMBER 13, 2018 – An online meeting took place on October 24, 2018 to explain changes to the MVRD Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1161, including requirements for registration of low-use engines. The recording of the online meeting and presentation slides are now available for review. In March 2018, the Metro […]

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BCEIA Student Scholarships Program – Applications Now Being Accepted

Application deadline is March 15, 2019 The BCEIA Student Scholarship Program will award scholarships to one secondary student and one post-secondary student pursuing Environmental Studies. In 2018 the post secondary scholarship was renamed to the Mike Macfarlane Memorial Scholarship in recognition of his important contributions and lifetime of dedication to the field of environmental studies […]

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BEST 2019 Early Bird Registration & Call for Abstracts

Early Bird Registration Now Open! Join us for the sixth annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) Conference! The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition. Register now! You don’t want to miss out on the “BEST” opportunity […]

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Public comment now open for LNG facility on Vancouver Island

Comments invited on the Kwispaa LNG Project OCTOBER 29, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is determining whether an environmental assessment is required for the designated project. To help inform this decision, the Agency is inviting public comments until November 18, 2018 on the project and its potential for causing adverse environmental effects. About the Proposal Kwispaa […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Amendments/Revisions to the British Columbia Field Sampling Manual

OCTOBER 10, 2018 – Please be advised that the Province of British Columbia has posted new materials proposed for inclusion to the BC Field Sampling Manual on the following website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/research-monitoring-reporting/monitoring/laboratory-standards-quality-assurance/bc-field-sampling-manual. Three more sections will be posted in the very near future. The additional sections are: Part D1 Soil Sampling and Investigations (new), Part D3 […]

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The Government of Canada takes measures to ban asbestos and asbestos‑containing products

October 18, 2018 – Recognizing that asbestos can cause life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, today announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products in Canada. These new regulations are part of the government-wide strategy announced in 2016 to protect Canadians […]

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Metro Vancouver: Changes to the Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw 1161

Online meeting to take place on October 24, 2018 OCTOBER 17, 2018 – Metro Vancouver introduced Metro Vancouver Regional District Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1161 in 2012 to manage older, higher polluting non-road diesel engines as one of the prioritized initiatives in an overall program to improve air quality in the region. Fine particles […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Proposed Update to the Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation

OCTOBER 17, 2018 – The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, after extensive study and consultation, is considering revisions to update the Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation (EDQAR). The proposed changes are captured in an Intention Paper (IP) entitled “Assuring Data Quality for Environmental Regulation in B.C.” and can be accessed at the […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Proposed Amendment/Addition to the B.C. Field Sampling Manual

OCTOBER 15, 2018 – The province has developed an additional ‘Part’ for the British Columbia Field Sampling Manual (the ‘BCFSM’) entitled “Part B1 – Ambient Air Monitoring”. Guidance and instruction on this aspect of environmental sampling has not been provided in the past although permit holders and stakeholders have been conducting this type of sampling […]

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