Environment

Landfill O&M/ Transforming Your Solid Waste workshops

rom April 8-10, 2014 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be delivering a two-part workshop focusing on First Nations Landfill Operation & Maintenance and Transforming Your Community’s Solid Waste Management Program.   

The workshops will be taking place on Rama First Nation at the Days Inn located directly across from Casino Rama.  Accommodations will also be available for participants at the Days Inn.  Accommodations will be covered for participants for three nights; April 7, 8, and 9.

Lands Environmental Action Fund (LEAF)

Call packages for LEAF funding are now available for the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year. While all projects which fit the eligibility criteria will be considered, INAC Ontario region will be targeting projects which promote best practices in fuel storage tank management and projects that promote awareness and compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act's new Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations.

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

REMINDER:  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.

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