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SPEAKER SERIES: Gerard Chisholm from Environment Canada

Presenter: Gerard Chisholm, Environment Canada

Title: Amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations & Recent Changes to Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergencies Program

Date: January 14th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: The Green Room, NEIA’s Board Room at 90 O’Leary Ave
Cost: FREE!

Amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations

In fall 2013 and winter 2014, Environment Canada will conduct preliminary public consultations on proposed amendments to the Environmental Emergency Regulations. The purpose of the amendments is to better protect Canadians and their environment from environmental emergencies, and to provide the regulated community with clarity on existing regulatory requirements. The presentation will provide an overview of the proposed amendments and explain how stakeholders can become involved in the consultation process.

Abstract: Recent Changes to Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergencies Program

In 2012, Environment Canada changed its delivery model for the Environmental Emergencies Program. The program has been consolidated in two locations, Gatineau (National Capital Region) and Montreal (Québec Region). In addition to these two offices, every other EC region (Atlantic, Ontario, Prairies and Northern, and Pacific and Yukon) has one position to maintain good prevention and preparedness relationships with regional agencies and to work with industry stakeholders regulated by the Environmental Emergency Regulations. The presentation will provide an overview of Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergencies Program.

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