• OHBA Excess Soils Regulation Webinar

  • calFriday, May 22, 2020
  • clocck 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • location Zoom Meeting



This event is for BILD and OHBA members only.

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In December, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a final excess soils regulation under the Environmental Protection Act as well as an amendment to the Record of Site Condition (brownfields) regulation 153/04. The MECP has finalized a package of regulatory amendments that will impact the residential construction industry as the province transitions to the new way of managing and transporting excess soil.

OHBA will be hosting a one hour webinar on Friday, May 22nd – 9:30 AM. The webinar will inform OHBA members about the new regulations, how the regulations apply to their business activities, and changes required to business practices as a result, with solutions to transition and examples of best practices.

Key Items for Members in the New Regulatory Regime:
1. Reuse of Soil - The On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation will clarify requirements for the reuse and management of excess soil, including risk-based standards for safe reuse. These provisions will come into effect on July 1st, 2020.
2. Excess Soil Planning Actions - Subject to exceptions, project leaders of certain projects generating or receiving excess soil will be required, starting January 1st, 2022, to conduct excess soil management actions before any excess soil leaves the project area, including in some cases characterizing the soil to determine the concentrations of contaminants in the soil. Key information would be required to be registered on a public registry.
3. Landfilling of Excess Soil - The On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation will restrict the deposit of clean soil at landfill sites unless the soil is needed for cover or functions beneficial to its operation, as of January 1st, 2025.
Webinar Speakers:
• Jeff Goldman, The Durham Group, OHBA Representative to MECP Excess Soils Engagement Group
• Laura Blease, Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Policy Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
• Meghan Coyle, Qualified Person, McIntosh Perry Engineers
• Kevin Goldberg, President, SoilFLO In