Building codes, waterless urinals and rooftop solar
Ontario has finally adopted the regulation that it promised last May, to prevent building codes and 23 other types of rules from blocking geothermal and rooftop solar projects.View the post titled Building codes, waterless urinals and rooftop solar
Olympic overhang- transit class action
Governments across the country have already passed laws blocking lawsuits in nuisance against municipalities for sewer and water overflows; it is time to expand those laws to cover the construction of transit.View the post titled Olympic overhang- transit class action
Can Oakville make power plant get municipal air permit?
Can municipalities insist that local industries obtain municipal air permits, in addition to those issued by the province?View the post titled Can Oakville make power plant get municipal air permit?
Feds to regulate municipal wastewater
Environment Canada has released 74 pages of proposed regulations on municipal sewage treatment. Once in force, these regulations will set standards for effluent and reporting from about 4000 municipal wastewater facilities, and will considerably tighten discharge standards for many of these …View the post titled Feds to regulate municipal wastewater
What's happening with BPA?
In the last two years, there has been lots of public concern about consumer exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in soft drinks, baby bottles, etc.). Many vendors and retailers withdrew their BPA products; eco leaders now carry metal water bottles instead of plastic. Environment Canada is now plann…View the post titled What's happening with BPA?
MOE bracing for renewable energy approvals
The Ministry of Environment is bracing for the 500 to 800 renewable energy approval applications that they expect to receive once the Ontario Power Authority issues its Feed In Tariff contract offers, starting in March. An approvals team has been assembled. Amid extensive internal consultati…View the post titled MOE bracing for renewable energy approvals
Toxics Reduction Act rolling out
Ontario's hard-pressed manufacturers and mineral processing operations of must therefore make an important choice when they define their "processes" for the first annual report.View the post titled Toxics Reduction Act rolling out
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