Petroleum Mechanic Helper Training

This past year, OFNTSC’s Environment Unit and Fuel Systems Management  Program collaborated to deliver three sessions of Petroleum Mechanic Helper (PMH) Training.

Storage Tank System Identification Number

You must have a storage tank system identification number from Environment Canada by June 13, 2010 at the latest or fuel delivery may be refused. To obtain an identification number, please follow the instructions in the attached poster.

January 15th, 2010 Petroleum Mechanic Helper (PMH) training Registration Deadline


The deadline for registration in OFNTSC’s upcoming PMH training is quickly approaching.  PMH training will be held at the Travelodge Airlane in Thunder Bay on February 4-5th, 2010.  Participants must preregister by January 15th to attend.  Please contact Deneen Brigham at (807) 623-9595 for details and a registration package.

Federal Species at Risk Funding Programs

Applications are now being accepted for the Federal Species at Risk (SAR) Funding Programs for work to be undertaken in 2010-2011. The application deadline is the end of day on November 6th, 2009. 

Contingency Planning

Pursuant to the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations (ss. 30(1)), owners or operators of a storage tank system, under federal jurisdiction must prepare an emergency plan. For storage tank systems that were installed prior to the Regulations coming into force, emergency plans must be ready to be implemented by June 12, 2010 and for any systems that have been installed after June 12, 2008, these plans must be ready to be implemented, prior to the first fill or transfer of petroleum product to the system.

LEAF Aboriginal Environment Stewardship 2009/2010

The call for proposals for the Lands Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) 2009/2010 has been released by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. LEAF funding is available for First Nations to undertake a variety of initiatives related to environmental stewardship and capacity building. Funding will be allocated in a manner that supports First Nations on a regional basis, with priority given to projects designed to benefit more than one First Nation. Funding guidelines and eligibility criteria are outlined in the “Call for Proposal” package. Proposals are due by August 15, 2009.

Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products & Allied Petroleum Products”

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation would like to remind everyone of Environment Canada’s Regulations for “Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products & Allied Petroleum Products”. These Regulations came into effect on June 12, 2008 and apply to tank systems containing petroleum or allied petroleum products under federal jurisdiction with a capacity of greater than 2500 litres.

Provincial Government's proposed Brownfields Reform – Summary of Public Comments

The attached document provided is a summary of public comments which the Ministry of the Environment, gathered from stakeholders during the public consultation process. Proposed reforms will mainly effect municipalities interested in redeveloping Brownfields properties and consultants who undertake the Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Risk Assessments and Record of Site Conditions (ROCs).

Solid Waste Management Training Course

*The registration for the OFNTSC Solid Waste Management Course, May 4-8 in Orillia is now closed. Interest in this training course has been overwhelming and all available spaces are now full. We do have a waiting list for this course.

Please email Stephanie Allen at sallen@ofntsc.org if you are interested in having your name added to the waiting list or if you would like to be contacted directly once the next training dates for the Solid Waste Management course are scheduled.


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