Articles for the ‘Document Library’ Category

EBR Application July 2013

July 12 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

  This document details the formal application under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) by the Concerned Citizens, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Canadian Environmental Law Association to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to change the provincial legislation governing the siting of landfills. The proposed amendments would prohibit the establishment or expansion of waste disposal sites on inherently unsuitable  fractured bedrock locations. The... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal Hearing April 12, 2013 – Agreements

April 14 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library, News

There were three agreements presented to the Tribunal on April 12. 1. Interim Minutes of Settlement – Agreed to by all parties - Semi Annual Monitoring Report - Odour Survey Protocol - Public Notification Plan WM CCCTE COUNTERPART EXECUTED INTERIM MINUTES OF SETTLEMENT MARCH 11 2013 2. Further Interim Minutes of Settlement – Agreed to by all parties - agrees that there is evidence of leachate migrating... Read more

Amendment to Provisional Certificate of Approval – Waste Disposal Site Number A371203 (Richmond Dump) Sept. 30, 2010

June 16 | Posted by Heather | Document Library

This document (pdf) was issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and delivered to various people, including the Richmond Dump Site Manager Randy Harris. The document amends “Condition 35″ of the certificate issued to Waste Management granting them permission to operate the Richmond Dump (site number A371203 ). The amendment adds a condition which effectively orders Waste management to close the... Read more

Ontario’s Clean Water Act

June 14 | Posted by Heather | Document Library

Ontario’s Clean Water Act helps protect drinking water from source to tap with a multi-barrier approach that stops contaminants from entering sources of drinking water – lakes, rivers and aquifers. Ontario’s Clean Water Act: requires that local communities – through local Source Protection Committees – assess existing and potential threats to their water, and that they set out and implement the actions needed... Read more

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal Leave to Appeal – Document March 30, 2012

March 30 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

This 26 page document gives details of the decision taken by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) to grant leave to appeal certain terms of Waste Management’s Environmental Monitoring Plan for the closed Richmond Landfill.  ERT Leave to Appeal March 30, 2012 (from the document) “The landfill is located approximately 1 km north of Highway 401, northeast of the intersection of County Road 10 and... Read more

Ontario Landfill Standards: A Guideline on Requirements for New or Expanding Landfills – January 2012

January 31 | Posted by Heather | Document Library

This 100 page document is a guideline intended to help interested parties understand the regulatory requirements along with supporting approval guidelines for getting an Environmental Compliance Approval under the Environmental Protection Act.  Ontario Landfill Standards, January 2012 (From the document preface) “This Guideline describes the regulatory and approval requirements for the design, operation, closure and post-closure care of new or expanding municipal (i.e. nonhazardous)... Read more

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario / Annual Report 2008/2009: Time for Closure

June 10 | Posted by Heather | Document Library

In this report the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario tells the Ontario Ministry of the Environment that they were wrong to let the Richmond Dump stay open. It says that it is a bad location and that since the dump is barely used anymore, it would be best to close it and cover it. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario / Annual Report 2008/2009 ECO... Read more