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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 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.

Ontario Government Introduces Green Energy Act

On February 23, the Ontario Government tabled for First Reading its omnibus Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which is intended to both ease the birth pangs of renewable energy projects and promote energy conservation among Ontarians.

Petroleum Mechanic Helper Update Workshop

OFNTSC is hosting a workshop in Sudbury on Jan 13 to 16th, for licensed Petroleum Mechanics (PM), Petroleum Mechanic Helpers (PMH) or fuel handlers. The workshop will cover sessions on the new Regulations for Storage Tank Systems, Emergency Planning, the Liquid Fuel Handling Code (LFHC), a Review of the Oil Code Book and an overview of the Oil Burner Activation Technician training certificate (no certificate will be issued).

OFNTSC hosts a Liquid Fuel Handling Code Workshop

OFNTSC hosted a Liquid Fuel Handling Code Update Workshop for Petroleum Mechanics and Petroleum Mechanic Helpers. The workshop was well attended and had participants from Shibogama Technical Services, Windigo First Nations Council, Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing, Anishinabek of Kabaspikotawangag Resource Council and Keewaywin, Pays Plat, Big Grassy, Stanjikoming, Pikangikum, Mishkeegogamang, Rainy River, North Caribou and Wapekeka First Nations. A total of 15 to 17 participants attended both days of the workshop.

SWANA Certification Courses and Joint Landfill Symposium

The OWMA and SWANA are very pleased to announce the details regarding the third annual OWMA/SWANA Joint Training Courses and Landfill Symposium.

Symposium Dates: Monday, October 27th – Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Training Dates: Tuesday, October 28th – Friday, October 31, 2008

The Symposium Location: Holiday Inn, Peterborough, Waterfront 150 George Street, North Peterborough, Ontario (705) 740-6556


Windpower Site Release and Development Review - Crown Land
The revised Policy and Procedure documents are now available on MNR’s Renewable Energy Extranet site along with maps, required forms, documents etc.

The windpower window for new submissions will be open February 20, 2008 and close on December 10, 2008.
It is important to note that all windpower applications must be submitted to the MNR Renewable Energy Section in Peterborough via a courier with tracking capabilities so that arrival time can be verified.

CANWEA Wind and Aboriginal Communities Seminar

CANWEA Wind and Aboriginal Communities Seminar - Ottawa -September 11, 12/2008.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association will be hosting the 'Wind and Aboriginal Communities Seminar in
Ottawa, Ontario on September 11-12, 2008.


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