OMNIBUS STANDARDS REVIEW: REAL DATA – REAL RESULTS
The webinar on March.16 covered the results of an initial review of the Omnibus standards and how they may change the number of exceedances found when compared to actual data. The Omnibus updates included more than 8,500 environmental quality standards that will come into effect November 1. CSAP practitioners and their clients are keenly interested in how commonly analyzed substances will be flagged under the revised standards vs. the current CSR standards. This webinar will assist APs and their teams in evaluating how the Omnibus standards may affect their projects and client sites after October.
Participants in the webinar included Bob Symington as the moderator, and APs Michael Sloan, Colin Dunwoody, Peter Reid, Chuck Jochems, Dan Walker and Dr.Glyn Fox from the MoE.
SLRA and GROUNDWATER MODELS
The webinar on Nov.10th, 2016 covered the main components of this site assessment tool, integration with detailed risk assessment, a worked example (case study) and a review of frequently asked questions. MoE representatives were in attendance to discuss the use of SLRA and answered questions on emerging issues.
- Overview of SLRA use in recent years.
- Review of precluding factors, exposure pathways and integration with detailed risk assessment.
- Groundwater transport pathway and readily available models, with a work example.
Participants in the webinar included Bob Symington as the moderator, and APs Mark Adamson, Christine Thomas & Stephen Munzar and George Szefer & Remi Odense from the MoE.
Preparing a CSAP Submission
The webinar on Oct.6th, 2016 covered the basics of a submission including:
- Lessons learned from the Detailed Screenings (DS).
- The elimination of Drinking Water (DW) under P21 and also touched on the pertinent sections of related technical documents TG6, TG8 and Groundwater Investigation in Site Assessment, Technical Guidance for Contamination Sites.
- SoSC when DW is indicated not to apply. The appropriate presentation of data in the SoSC for Submissions for Regulatory Instruments.
Participants in the webinar included Bob Symington as the moderator, and APs Duncan Macdonald, Paul Webb & Tara Kennedy and Amy Sloma & Annette Mortensen of from the MoE.
PA and Detailed Screening Lessons Learned
The webinar on Sept 29th, 2015 addressed lessons learned from the Detailed Screenings (DSs) conducted to date and changes to the DS process. Members have been made aware that the MOE has indicated that additional responsibilities in the DS process will be devolved to CSAP including the responsibility to determine if DW use exclusions have been adequately addressed in the SoSC. The DS will also be required to ensure that, other than issues requiring MOE discretion, unresolved issues will no longer be forwarded to MOE and will instead be forwarded to the PAC if no resolution of these issues can be reached. This may in some cases involve the opening of the reports by representatives of the PAC. A complete review of the process was provided at this webinar.
Participants in the webinar included Bob Symington as the moderator, and APs Colin Dunwoody and Reidar Zapf-Gilje.
CSAP PD Webinar – April 22nd, 2015
Detailed Administrative Screening
The CSAP Society conducted the 5th webinar in our series on the topic of “Detailed Administrative Screening” on April 22nd, 2015.
Participants in the webinar included Bob Symington as the moderator, and APs Colin Dunwoody, Eva Gerencher and Paul Webb.
The webinar covered the screening flowchart, preliminary administrative screening, detailed administrative screening, the summary of site condition in relation to the detailed administrative screening and lessons learned in the last 3 months.
*Questions and answers were held before the lessons learned section (starting at the 30:30 point in the video).
CSAP PD Webinar – November 18th, 2014
Preparing a CSAP Submission
The CSAP Society conducted the 4th Webinar in our series on Nov 18th, 2014 on the topic of “Preparing a CSAP Submission.”
Participants in the Webinar included Dave Mitchell of Active Earth, Duncan MacDonald of Pottinger Gaherty, Paul Webb of Hemmera and it was hosted by Bob Symington of Gandalf.
The Webinar covered the basics of a submission including:
- What should be in the submissions package
- Correct filling out of the CSS Application Form, Summary of Site Condition, Site Risk Classification and the basics of the instrument templates focusing on Certificates of Compliance and Determinations
- The screening tools used by CSAP when a submission is received and a review of the most common errors.
The topic of this Webinar was suggested by members in our recent survey and was aimed at APs who may not have made a submission yet, or those who would like to update their knowledge base.
CSAP PD Webinar – June 12th, 2014
Contaminated Site and Local Government (The Site Profile System)
The CSAP Society conducted a 3rd Webinar in our series on June 12th, 2014 on the topic of the Site Profile System with respect to the Contaminated Sites Regulation and the Local Government Act. The moderator of the Webinar was Bob Symington, Approved Professional of Gandalf Consulting and the presenters included Vince Hanemayer from MOE, Pat Johnstone from the City of Richmond and Paul Webb, Approved Professional of Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
The Site Profile System is a triggering mechanism for entry into the Contaminated Sites process and one which most AP’s and all municipal development officers (MDOs) will be exposed to. The purpose of the webinar was to review:
1. How Local Government Gets Involved in Contaminated Site Issues
2. Application Documents Associated with Contaminated Sites
3. Municipal Processing of Site Profiles
The Webinar reviewed existing guidance and legislation and will introduce pending changes to the legislation which will be issued as draft documents this summer. The Webinar provided useful information for Municipalities choosing to comment on the draft documents and a refresher for Approved Professionals.
CSAP PD Webinar – January 31st, 2014
TG4 and Trench Worker Attenuation Factors
The CSAP Society conducted a 2nd Webinar in our series on January 31st, 2014 on the topic of Technical Guidance 4 (TG4) and the Proposed Trench Worker Attenuation Factors. The moderator of the Webinar was Bob Symington, Approved professional of Gandalf Consulting and the presenters included Peter Kickham of MOE, Dave Williams of Millennium Consulting and Tara Siemens-Kennedy of SNC-Lavalin.
The MOE is proposing to add the Trench Worker Attenuation Factors to TG4. This will have the effect of requiring that Trench Workers be evaluated at the site investigation stage (i.e., in the Stage 2 PSI, DSI), while currently trench workers are only considered in a human health risk assessment. The implications of this include:
• consideration of the investigation methodology to appropriately characterize trench vapour contamination
• the correct application of attenuation factors based on the configuration of potential future trenches or excavations
• inclusion of potential trench scenarios in your Site Conceptual Model
The Webinar included a presentation of the derivation of the trench worker attenuation factors, the incorporation of these factors into TG4, as well as a case study demonstrating the implications of this revision to TG4 to vapour characterization at a former service station.