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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2018 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment

OCTOBER 2, 2018 – The 2018 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment were tabled today in the House of Commons. These reports specifically examines the following issues: Toxic Substances This audit focused on whether Environment and Climate Change Canada enforced regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to control the risks of […]

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