EnviroTech is Evolving
EnviroTech is now the ESAA Environmental Summit
April 12-14, 2023
The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) is pleased to announce that in partnership with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) that RemTech East is returning to the Fallsview Casino – Niagara Falls: May 30th – June 1st, 2023.
A number of sponsorship opportunities are now available for RemTech East, including:
For additional details, and pricing contact Lorrine Hamdon, email@example.com or Joe Chowaniec, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full event details can be found online at: www.esaa.org/remtecheast
ESAA and ONEIA look forward to seeing you at the Falls!
Alberta: Guilty Plea for Environmental Charges
On Jan. 23, the company pleaded guilty to contravening Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
On May 26 and 27, 2021, an Orkin employee was observed applying the pesticide Rozol RTU directly into gopher holes or burrows. The employee was not a registered pesticide applicator for the class of pesticide into which Rozol RTU falls.
The application of the pesticide occurred directly adjacent to an off-leash park in the city of Calgary. Orkin was sentenced to a $27,500 penalty consisting of:
- $27,000 towards a creative sentencing project for the board of governors of Lakeland College. The college will develop a national pesticide application certification manual and exam as well as structural and fumigation pesticide application certification examinations.
- $500 fine inclusive of the victim surcharge.
- More than 7,000 pesticide products containing more than 600 active ingredients are registered for use in Canada.
- Pesticide legislation is in place to ensure pesticide application in Alberta is conducted in a safe and effective manner that does not affect other people or the environment.
- Alberta Environment and Protected Areas conducts routine inspections and responds to complaints about improper pesticide management.
- Pesticide legislation in Alberta requires specific certification and registration to ensure that pesticide service providers are trained and knowledgeable in the safe and lawful application of pesticides.
- If you have information about a spill, release or emergency that could damage the environment, call 1-800-222-6514, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
35 tons of styrofoam diverted from Edmonton landfill in 2022
Styrofoam is a brand name for expanded polystyrene (EPS), and before 2021, this highly recyclable material went into Edmonton’s landfill, where it takes around 500 years to break down.
“It sits there for eternity, essentially,” said Tony Colangelo, acting director of collection services at the city of Edmonton.
After seeing early success, Colangelo said the EPS recycling pilot was expanded in 2022, and now the City of Edmonton accepts large styrofoam pieces, like blocks, packaging and coolers, at all four city eco-stations for free.
The EPS is collected by a local recycling company, Styro Re Cycle, which compresses the plastic and sells it to other companies that further process it for other uses.
Leighton Larson, president and co-founder of Styro Re Cycle, said polystyrene is a highly recyclable material with many uses in manufacturing and can be recycled effectively up to four times.
Because it breaks apart easily, EPS can also contaminate other recycling and should not be put in blue bags. It’s a quality that makes it an environmental nuisance, Larson said.
“Styrofoam is problematic because it breaks into the little beads,” he added. “That gets into our natural environment, birds like to eat it, it gets into waterways, it basically becomes a plastic pollution.”
Styro Re Cycle picks up EPS waste from Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Strathcona Country and Devon. Since 2022, the company has processed around 35 tons of EPS.
St. Albert also accepts EPS at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot, which another recycling company processes.
Food containers and cups made of EPS cannot be recycled, and they are included in a list of single-use items to be banned in Edmonton under the Single-use Item Reduction Bylaw, which goes into effect in July.
The Government of Canada has also legislated the phasing out of EPS single-use items, with the sale of those items prohibited starting Dec. 20, 2023.
Alberta failed to stop environment issues at Edmonton composter for 7 years: ombudsman
(Source: CBC News) Alberta’s ombudsman has found that the province’s environment ministry did not follow legislation and policy after issuing an enforcement order against a northwest Edmonton composting facility.
Cleanit Greenit Composting Systems stopped producing compost last year after losing its provincial registration.
Residents had complained for years about an intermittent stench near the business and Alberta’s environment ministry — then called Alberta Environment and Parks and now named Environment and Protected Areas — had found “ongoing and persistent issues related to air, land and water.”
In accordance with a provincial order, the company can no longer accept waste and must remediate its location by August 2024.
Trumpeter neighbourhood resident Sarah Hunter, who started a petition and helps run a Facebook group about odour near the facility, complained to the ombudsman about how the province responded to her concerns.
She complained that the ministry had failed to address environmental and odour issues linked to Cleanit Greenit, refused to give her information about actions following her complaint and that the Environmental and Dangerous Goods Emergencies hotline had told her to report problems to the company.
In a letter sent to Hunter last week, Ombudsman Kevin Brezinski said his office investigated her complaint and found that the environment ministry “did not act in accordance with legislation and policy” regarding its 2011 enforcement order against the company.
The letter said the government failed to stop environmentally harmful activities at Cleanit Greenit for more than seven years and failed to implement progressive enforcement actions. It also said the government did not ensure its enforcement was “timely, consistent, firm and fair.”
“By allowing a lapse in active, formal enforcement for over seven years, the department effectively failed to meet your expectations, and in fact the expectations of all Albertans, that it would protect the environment,” the letter said.
Brezinski said the government provided an incorrect reason for delaying enforcement proceedings and that the practice of having complainants contact the company directly was not typical and therefore “administratively unfair.”
On Aug. 22 of last year, Peter Sherstan, the acting ombudsman, shared three recommendations with the deputy minister, Bev Yee.
Sherstan recommended establishing a robust oversight mechanism to ensure enforcement actions and compliance activities follow legislated requirements.
He also said the ministry should provide accurate reasons for its decisions.
The letter said Kasha Piquette, the new deputy minister of Environment and Protected Areas, told the ombudsman’s office on Dec. 22 that the ministry had accepted the recommendations.
Press secretary Miguel Racin said in an emailed statement that the ministry “is applying these recommendations in its approach to incidents and issues like those with Cleanit Greenit.” He also said the ministry is closely monitoring the Cleanit Greenit’s remediation.
Hunter told CBC News in an email that the ombudsman’s letter has brought closure to residents who felt the system had failed them.
“We are hopeful that with these new recommendations, this situation can be avoided in the future,” she said.
Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms
(Source: Canadian Press) ‘We can see the warning signs, and we are being ignored’
CALGARY — Once bitten, twice shy.
It’s an old adage that explains why Jason Schneider, the elected reeve of Vulcan County, Alta., is jittery about the renewable energy boom under way in his province.
Like many in rural Alberta, Schneider is still smarting over the way municipalities were left holding the bag when an oil price crash nearly a decade ago resulted in billions of dollars of unfunded liabilities left behind by bankrupt fossil fuel companies.
In Vulcan County alone, the landscape is littered with hundreds of wells with no owners that need to be cleaned up, and the municipality itself is owed more than $9 million in back taxes left unpaid by insolvent oil and gas firms.
So Schneider has a hard time looking at acre upon acre of massive wind turbines or solar panels without fearing a repeat of Alberta’s orphan well crisis, or wondering who’s going to fix everything if something goes wrong.
“These are large industrial developments, and the reclamation costs are going to be substantial,” he said.
“We can see the warning signs, and we are being ignored.”
Across rural Alberta, concerns are growing about the long-term implications of the province’s renewable energy boom — the speed and scale of which has been nothing short of stunning.
A province that not that long ago was largely reliant on coal for electricity, Alberta is now home to more than 3,800 MW of wind and solar capacity, 1,350 of which came online in just the last 12 months. An additional 1,800 MW of capacity is currently under construction, putting the province on track to meet or exceed the target it set in 2016 to generate 30 per cent of its total electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
In Schneider’s Vulcan County, which is home to both the country’s largest solar farm and one of Western Canada’s largest wind farms, renewable energy developments now account for more than 40 per cent of the local tax base, displacing oil and gas as the number one source of revenue for the local municipal government.
But while many in rural Alberta welcome the economic activity, and farmers and ranchers enjoy the extra income that playing host to solar panels or wind turbines can bring, others are sounding the alarm.
For example, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta recently passed a resolution calling on the provincial government to protect taxpayers from incurring costs associated with the potential decommissioning of renewable energy infrastructure.
Specifically, the association wants to see the government mandate the collection of securities for reclamation from developers before a project goes ahead. That way, municipalities won’t be footing the bill if a developer becomes insolvent and walks away.
“What we’ve learned, and what Albertans have learned, is that the cheapest way to get out of reclamation is going bankrupt,” said Paul McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta.
“Some of these solar installations are being installed by one company, sold to another company … I talked to a gentleman who’s on his fifth owner, and his solar installation has been there maybe two years. So we’re seeing small companies owning these, and whether they have the wherewithal for reclamation, that’s really what’s driving this conversation.”
In Alberta, the Orphan Well Association is an industry-funded organization tasked with decommissioning old oil and gas infrastructure and returning the land to its prior state. (It’s currently backlogged, in spite of a $1 billion funding injection from the federal government in 2020, as well as $335 million in loans from the province.)
But there’s no equivalent for the renewable energy industry, though renewable energy companies are required to provide an overview of how they plan to cover decommissioning and reclamation costs before they can receive the go-ahead for their project.
However, for a landowner, entering into a wind or solar lease is entirely voluntary. That’s very different from oil and gas, where under Alberta law, property owners are not allowed to refuse companies seeking to develop the fossil fuels that lie under the surface of their land.
Evan Wilson, director of policy and government affairs for the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, said that because solar and wind leases remain private civil contracts between the developer and the landowner, the onus is on the landowner to ensure the inclusion of some kind of provision to mitigate risks associated with the project’s end-of-life.
But he added many companies do offer landowners some form of reclamation commitment, either in the form of a letter of credit or bond.
“Landowners do have the ability to veto these projects being built on their land,” Wilson said.
“So that puts a lot of pressure on our members to ensure that landowners do feel comfortable with the terms.”
Sara Hastings-Simon, an expert in energy, innovation and climate policy at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, said it’s understandable that municipalities have concerns.
However, she said it’s odd that there’s a push to enforce new regulations for the renewable sector, when the scope of the orphan well problem shows the oil and gas regulatory system could also use an overhaul.
According to the Alberta Energy Regulator, there are more than 83,000 inactive oil and gas wells in the province currently, and close to 90,000 more that have been sealed and taken out of service, but not yet fully remediated.
A report released last year by the Parliamentary Budget Officer estimated that the cost of orphan well clean-up in Canada will reach $1.1 billion by 2025.
“Obviously we need to make sure that all of our industrial development is done in a way that doesn’t offload costs to the public,” Hastings-Simon said.
“But it would make a lot of sense for the province to look at energy development holistically, rather than just picking the one that right now perhaps has more growth.”
Third fine issued for Coastal GasLink project
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued an administrative penalty to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. (CGL) for non-compliance with requirements of its environmental assessment certificate.
The $213,600 fine was issued for continued deficiencies with erosion and sediment control measures identified by compliance and enforcement officers during inspections of pipeline construction in February 2022.
CGL’s 2014 environmental assessment certificate requires implementation of an environmental management plan, including measures to protect sensitive wetlands and waterways from sediment caused by erosion, which can negatively impact water quality and fish habitat.
Recurring issues with erosion and sediment control over the past year have resulted in ongoing compliance and enforcement action, though more recent inspections are showing improvements on the ground following implementation of a compliance agreement in July 2022. The latest financial penalty was for non-compliance in Section 8 near Kitimat prior to the signing of the compliance agreement.
The EAO takes matters of compliance with the conditions of all environmental assessment certificates seriously. More than 50 inspections have been carried out along the pipeline construction route since the project started in 2019, with 37 warnings, 17 orders and two prior financial penalties: $72,500 in February 2022; and $170,100 in May 2022.
The EAO and CGL entered into the July 2022 compliance agreement to address ongoing non-compliance with erosion and sediment-control requirements. The agreement requires CGL to follow more proactive measures to control erosion and sedimentation over approximately 100 kilometres of the 670-kilometre pipeline where ground had yet to be broken. Existing requirements under the environmental assessment certificate for erosion and sediment control continue to apply to the entire pipeline route.
Compliance and enforcement officers have recommended additional financial penalties from other inspections in 2022, which are under consideration.
The Environmental Assessment Office continues to actively monitor construction of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project to ensure it is meeting all requirements, which are in place to mitigate potential impacts to the environment and wildlife.
The Coastal GasLink pipeline will connect natural gas facilities west of Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada liquid natural gas export facility near Kitimat, which is also under construction. For additional information on the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, search “Coastal GasLink” here: https://projects.eao.gov.bc.ca/projects-list
When a project goes through the environmental assessment process and receives an environmental assessment certificate, the certificate contains legally binding requirements that must be followed for the life of the project. The requirements help mitigate potential negative environmental, social, cultural, health or economic effects of a project. Ongoing compliance oversight – including inspections and, where required, enforcement actions – are designed to ensure that projects are built, operated and decommissioned or reclaimed in compliance with these requirements.
To view the documents related to the administrative penalty, visit: https://www.projects.eao.gov.bc.ca/p/588511c4aaecd9001b825604/documents?keywords=%22CGLAP3%22&sortBy=-score¤tPage=1
For more information on the environmental assessment process, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/natural-resource-stewardship/environmental-assessments/the-environmental-assessment-process
EPA stops the Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay with rarely used power
The decision caps a decades-long battle over a region that is not only home to one of the world’s largest deposits of copper and gold, but also the world’s largest wild salmon run.
The EPA says the mine would cause too much damage to the salmon habitat, and it’s banning certain mining activities at the Pebble deposit.
United Tribes of Bristol Bay Executive Director Alannah Hurley called EPA’s decision historic. It’s a move some Bristol Bay tribes have pushed the EPA to take for 13 years.
“Many of those who began this battle are no longer with us. New generations of our people have been born and raised with the cloud of Pebble hanging overhead,” she said at an EPA press conference on Monday. “But our ancestral responsibility to safeguard our watershed and fishery has united all of us in our work to defend the world’s last great wild salmon fishery.”
The EPA is exercising its rarely-used “veto authority” under section 404-c of the Clean Water Act to prohibit mining the Pebble deposit. This is the 14th time in the history of the Clean Water Act and just the third time in the past 30 years that the federal agency has done so.
Hurley thanked the Biden administration multiple times; she pointed to its nation-to-nation discussions with the region’s tribes and said the federal government consulted with tribes when the state would not. She also said tribes will continue their efforts to protect the region.
“Our work will not be done until every inch of our traditional homelands are protected,” she said. “And EPA’s action today helps us build that future where our people can remain Yup’ik, Dena’ina and Alutiiq for generations to come.”
Before this determination, the proposed Pebble mine already faced serious headwinds. The Pebble company had proposed building an open-pit copper and gold mine about 17 miles from Iliamna Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Pebble a federal permit two years ago, but the mining company is appealing that decision.
In a written statement responding to Tuesday’s announcement, Pebble CEO John Shively said the EPA’s use of its Clean Water Act authority while the appeal process is ongoing is “unlawful and unprecedented,” and that doing so will likely result in legal action.
“For well over a decade, we have argued that fair treatment under the rules and regulations of the U.S should be followed for Pebble or any other development project,” said the statement. “Unfortunately, the Biden EPA continues to ignore fair and due process in favor of politics. This preemptive action against Pebble is not supported legally, technically, or environmentally.”
Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a statement Tuesday along with leaders of several state departments blasting the EPA’s veto. He said the veto “sets a dangerous precedent.”
“Alarmingly, it lays the foundation to stop any development project, mining or non-mining, in any area of Alaska with wetlands and fish-bearing streams,” he said. “My Administration will stand up for the rights of Alaskans, Alaska property owners, and Alaska’s future.”
Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor called the EPA’s decision “legally indefensible.”
The EPA said Tuesday that the mine’s harm to salmon habitat would be “unacceptable.” It said it would damage or destroy 100 miles of streams that support spawning and breeding and approximately 2,100 acres of surrounding wetlands.
Read the EPA’s final determination here
The EPA’s action goes beyond banning Pebble’s proposed project. It also bars future projects that would cause a similar loss of aquatic resources and it restricts the discharge of mining materials in the South- and North Fork Koktuli Rivers and in the Upper Talarik Creek. But EPA Administrator Michael Regan said this determination is focused on the Pebble deposit.
“We know that this particular project would have adverse impacts, that would significantly impact not only the industry, but also impact the ecosystem and have a significant impact from a cultural standpoint as well,” he said.
The EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Radhika Fox said the agency’s decision means that the Army Corps cannot grant Pebble’s appeal as proposed. But she said it does not ban every future project.
“It provides a roadmap for those types of projects that would create these adverse impacts, but does not at all apply to other projects that could potentially be considered,” she said. “And it does not apply to any resource development beyond this one in the state of Alaska.”
The EPA said the habitat around the Pebble deposit supports the diversity of Bristol Bay’s salmon and many other species, which in turn sustain the region’s Alaska Native communities and support its sport and commercial fisheries.
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Remediation Technology News and Resource
(The following are selected items from the US EPA’s Tech Direct – http://clu-in.org/techdirect/)
Upcoming Live Internet Seminars
ITRC Optimizing Injection Strategies and In situ Remediation Performance – February 7, 2023, 1:00PM-3:15PM EST (18:00-20:15 GMT). ITRC developed the guidance: Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance (OIS-ISRP-1) and this associated training course to identify challenges that may impede or limit remedy effectiveness and discuss the potential optimization strategies, and specific actions that can be pursued, to improve the performance of in situ remediation by: refining and evaluating remedial design site characterization data; selecting the correct amendment; choosing delivery methods for site-specific conditions; creating design specifications; conducting performance evaluations, and optimizing under-performing in situ remedies. The target audience for this guidance and training course is: environmental consultants, responsible parties, federal and state regulators, as well as community and tribal stakeholders. This training will support users in efficiently and confidently applying the guidance at their remediation sites. An optimization case study is shared to illustrate the use of the associated guidance document. For more information and to register, see https://www.itrcweb.org or https://clu-in.org/live.
PNNL’s RemPlex Environmental Behavior and Remediation of Contaminated Sites with Cationic Radionuclides: The Cases of Cs and Sr – February 14, 2023, 1:00PM-2:00PM PST (21:00-22:00 GMT). Radioactive cesium (137Cs) and strontium (90Sr) are common contaminants in many environments around the world. This webinar by the Center for the Remediation of Complex Sites (RemPlex) features experts from around the world discussing the current understanding of Cs and Sr behavior in complex contaminated sites, including experimental, modeling, and monitoring data on the deposition, distribution, fate, and transport of these radionuclides; the role of permeable reactive barriers; and emerging remediation strategies for cationic radionuclides under different environmental conditions. For more information and to register, see https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/
ITRC Vapor Intrusion Mitigation (VIM-1): A Two Part Series – February 14 and 21, 2023. When certain contaminants or hazardous substances are released into the soil or groundwater, they may volatilize into soil gas. Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when these vapors migrate up into overlying buildings and contaminate indoor air. ITRC has previously released guidance documents focused on VI, including the “Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guidance” (VI-1, 2007) and “Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management” (PVI, 2014). However, ITRC has received multiple requests for additional details and training on mitigation strategies for addressing this exposure pathway. The ITRC Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Team (VIMT) created ten fact sheets, 16 technology information sheets, and 4 checklists with the goal of assisting regulators during review of vapor intrusion mitigation systems, and helping contractors understand the essential elements of planning, design, implementation, and operation, maintenance and monitoring (OM&M) of mitigation systems. The Vapor Intrusion Mitigation training is a series of eight (8) modules, presented over two sessions. For more information and to register, see https://www.itrcweb.org or https://clu-in.org/live.
ITRC Strategies for Preventing and Managing Harmful Cyanobacteria Blooms (Two Part Series) – Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council – March 2 and 9, 2023. Cyanobacteria are microscopic, photosynthetic organisms that occur naturally in all aquatic systems but most often in freshwater systems. Under certain conditions, cyanobacteria can multiply and become very abundant, discoloring the water throughout a water body or accumulating at the surface. These occurrences are known as blooms. Cyanobacteria may produce potent toxins (cyanotoxins) that pose a threat to human health. They can also harm wildlife and domestic animals, aquatic ecosystems, and local economies by disrupting drinking water systems and source waters, recreational uses, commercial and recreational fishing, and property values. It is likely that continued population growth, land use change, increases in nutrient inputs to our waterways, and the warming climate will favor proliferation of these problematic species. Providing a range of practical approaches to minimize these blooms and their likely societal and wildlife effects is critical to our future vitality, health, and economic prosperity. For more information and to register, see https://www.itrcweb.org or https://clu-in.org/live.
New Documents and Web Resources
New ITRC Hydrocarbons Resources Now Available. ITRC’s Hydrocarbons Training Team (Effective Application of Guidance Documents for Hydrocarbons Sites) has developed new tools and training to address data gaps that occur from reviewing multiple source files on this topic. This training builds upon information presented in three popular ITRC Guidance Documents: Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL), Petroleum Vapor Intrusion (PVI), and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) Risk Evaluation. View guidance documents at https://hyd-1.itrcweb.org/
Technology Innovation News Survey Corner. The Technology Innovation News Survey contains market/commercialization information; reports on demonstrations, feasibility studies and research; and other news relevant to the hazardous waste community interested in technology development. Recent issues, complete archives, and subscription information is available at https://clu-in.org/products/tins/. The following resources were included in recent issues:
- BNSF Railway Skykomish Cleanup
- Sampling Device Harnesses Powerful Molecular Interactions, Overcomes Barriers in Detecting Volatile Contaminants
- New EM Groundwater Monitoring, Remediation Initiatives to Advance Cleanup
Upcoming Industry Events
BEST 2023 – Call for Abstracts Now Open!
May 10-12, 2023 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC
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The British Columbia Environment Industry Association invites submissions of papers and technical presentations for its eighth annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference (BEST 2023) to be held in beautiful Whistler, BC, May 10 – 12, 2023.
Abstracts must include a presenter biography, with the combined length of both the abstract and bio not exceeding 500 words. Submissions that do not include a speaker biography will not be considered. Abstracts must be received by February 6th, 2023. Please send submissions via e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration for the Methane Leadership Summit is now open!
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada is pleased to announce that registration for the Methane Leadership Summit being held on April 26 and 27 at the Fairmont Banff Springs is now open.
This captivating 2-day event will continue the momentum generated from our annual methane forum launched in 2018, and bring together a multitude of stakeholder groups operating within the oil and gas industry, including government organizations, regulatory bodies, oil and gas producing companies, service and supply companies, research centres, and academic institutions, and will focus on the significant challenges facing the global oil and gas industry related to methane emissions reductions targets.
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We hope to see you next year at the Methane Leadership Summit in April, as we drive innovation, promote progress, and break boundaries within the methane emissions reduction space!
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