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Understanding Environmental Regulations

19 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Update your knowledge and skills in contracting, integrating health and safety, data management and reporting, inspections and investigations, negotiating approvals and environmental management
  • Review and discuss the latest changes to environmental legislation and how they may impact projects or facilities
  • Gain an understanding of the legislation that directly impacts solid waste, industrial effluents and air emissions
  • Review practical approaches for environmental compliance as applicable to contaminated site and decommissioning projects, hazardous materials, storage tanks and spills
  • Learn to manage environmental issues carrying substantial liabilities which are subject to regulations of mixed jurisdictions as well as regulatory requirements that are uncertain or confusing
  • Benefit from the opportunity to share your specific situation and problems with other participants and specialists

The environmental `command and control' compliance philosophy continues to dominate the government policy agenda and legislative changes continue to reflect current standards and recent court decisions. The only way to avoid liability for non-compliance is to thoroughly understand regulatory requirements. This course enhances your knowledge and skills by increasing your understanding of current environmental compliance issues in a variety of jurisdictions, with environmental management systems, liability and the interrelationships among federal, provincial, and municipal agencies.

Course Outline:

  • The Canadian Environmental Protection Act
  • Issues in Environmental Assessment
  • Provincial regulation and projects
  • Air regulation
  • Water regulation
  • Offshore environment
  • Public and Aboriginal Consultation
  • Standards Development
  • Spills
  • Liability and Legal Defence
  • Property Transfer and Contaminated Sites
  • Dealing with Wastes
  • Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

Who Should Attend
Environmental Managers • Coordinators • Engineers and Scientists •  Personnel from Environmental as well as from Health and Safety and Environmental Departments • Corporate/Project Managers • Directors and Officers • Facility managers • Plant Superintendents In-house Counsel • Consultants • Regulatory Personnel

Course Rating
4.7 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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