Week ending May 24th, 2024


Helping Alberta industry reduce emissions

The Alberta government is investing $50 million to help the province’s major industries use new technology to reduce emissions and create jobs.

Many industrial sectors require new technologies to lower emissions while also delivering the goods that Albertans and Canadians count on. These technologies are often still in development or not commercially available, making it hard for Alberta’s world-class industry to keep improving its environmental and economic performance.

Through Emissions Reduction Alberta, the Alberta government is making $50 million available to help industries, big and small, develop and commercialize the innovations needed to reduce emissions, diversify the economy and create high-paying jobs.

“We are helping develop, test and commercialize the technologies that companies need to stay competitive and attract talent while they drive innovation. The last industrial funding challenge led to more than a dozen ground-breaking projects, and I look forward to seeing even more impressive ideas this year.” 

Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Environment and Protected Areas

The Industrial Transformation Challenge focuses on scale-up, pilot, demonstration and first-of-their-kind commercial projects for use in the agriculture, forestry, industrial manufacturing, energy and other natural resource sectors. It will help these industries not only reduce emissions and waste, but also cut costs and stay competitive in global markets.

This is the second round of the Industrial Transformation Challenge. Last year, the government and Emissions Reduction Alberta funded 14 projects with the potential to reduce 700,000 tonnes of emissions by 2030. This included funding to help Calgary District Heating demonstrate new heating and thermal energy storage technologies, and Canadian Pacific Kansas City convert diesel-electric locomotives to hydrogen. It also included funding for ZS2 Technologies to transform how cement is made and used, and for Canadian Forest Products to develop new technologies using geothermal energy in forestry operations, among other projects.

“This annual offering demonstrates there is an ongoing opportunity to support Alberta’s natural resources and industrial sectors through the acceleration of transformative technology. Like several other technologies we have funded before, this $50-million Industrial Transformation Challenge will help accelerate the development and commercialization of some of the most promising innovations the province needs to reduce emissions and maintain competitiveness.”

Justin Riemer, chief executive officer, Emissions Reduction Alberta

This competition is open to a wide range of projects. For example, it could fund initiatives to help eliminate methane emissions, improve thermal energy storage, or reduce emissions in everyday agriculture and forestry operations. It could also include practical projects like fuel switching and electrification, critical minerals extraction and more.

“Government of Alberta funding through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s initial Industrial Transformation Challenge is helping District Energy lower the carbon footprint of Calgary’s thriving Rivers District and downtown core. This ongoing support shows a commitment from the province to enable resilient, reliable and sustainable thermal energy production.”

Jason Grabinsky, director of development and innovation, Calgary District Heating 

“Thanks to funding support from the Government of Alberta through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s first offering of the Industrial Transformation Challenge in 2023, Strathcona is well positioned to advance a post combustion carbon capture pilot. Support for this, and other industrial decarbonization projects, serves as an important example of how innovation and emissions reduction funding advances emerging technology.” 

Rob Morgan, president and chief executive officer, Strathcona Resources Limited 

“The Government of Alberta and Emissions Reduction Alberta continue to work with industry to reduce emissions by investing in the testing and scale-up of new technologies. In the forest industry, Emissions Reduction Alberta has supported several projects that reduce emissions by capturing waste heat and reducing fuel requirements for transporting and processing wood. It is unlikely these projects would have occurred without this leadership and support.” 

Roger Ashfield, managing director, Mercer Peace River 

Successful applicants are eligible for up to $10 million per project, with a minimum request of $500,000. The deadline to apply is June 21. Applicants are invited to visit Emissions Reduction Alberta’s website for more information.

Quick facts
  • Industrial Transformation Challenge applicants and their technologies can originate from anywhere in the world, but projects must be piloted, demonstrated or deployed in Alberta and show significant emissions reduction and economic benefits within the province.  
  • The successful projects will be announced in early 2025.
  • To date, Emissions Reduction Alberta has committed $935 million in provincial funding toward 267 projects worth $8.8 billion. These are estimated to reduce 42.5 million tonnes of emissions by 2030.
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Government of Canada imposes strict benzene pollution controls in the pursuit of environmental justice for Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Sarnia, Ontario

Minister Guilbeault issued an Interim Order to the petrochemical industry in Sarnia, Ontario, responding to the significant danger to human health of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, originating from these facilities.

Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Sarnia have experienced poor air quality conditions that have spiked in recent months, according to monitoring done by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Province of Ontario, and Aamjiwnaang First Nation. The high levels of toxic air pollution led to the closure of the Aamjiwnaang’s Band Office and community services buildings, including their daycare and resource centre. The situation can lead to a variety of serious health issues for local residents and merits an immediate response to protect the community.

This is why Minister Guilbeault has published an Interim Order under existing authorities in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. These efforts are also consistent with Canada’s commitments in relation to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Order requires that petrochemical production facilities in Sarnia with fenceline concentrations of benzene above 29 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) measured in any of the two-week sampling periods beginning on March 1, 2023, and ending on February 29, 2024, at any sampling location established in accordance with Ontario regulations implement vapour-control measures, including fully closed vent systems with vapour control on certain storage tanks that store benzene. The Order will be in effect for 14 days, pending Governor in Council approval, which would extend the Order for up to two years. The Order is complementary to the Government of Ontario’s efforts to reduce benzene pollution in Sarnia. The Aamjiwnaang First Nation community, which is bordered by Sarnia’s refinery and petrochemical district, will directly benefit from this Order, which will reduce benzene emissions and their accompanying health impacts.

The Government of Canada is also releasing a “what we heard” public consultation update on the proposed Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Storage and Loading of Volatile Petroleum Liquids) Regulations that informed the Interim Order. The government thoroughly consulted with Aamjiwnaang First Nation, other Indigenous peoples, industry, provinces and territories, and other stakeholders in drafting these regulations. These proposed Regulations are designed to further reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, from the petroleum and petrochemical industry in Canada. The Government of Canada is now working to finalize the Regulations in the months ahead. Once finalized, the Regulations would apply to terminals, refineries, upgraders, petrochemical facilities, and bulk fuel facilities that store volatile petroleum liquids in tanks that meet or exceed a specified capacity or load and unload volatile petroleum liquids that exceed a specified daily or annual quantity. The Regulations would set a timeline to install abatement equipment and would also further reduce air pollution from hundreds of sources across Canada.

“It is simply unacceptable that the people of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Sarnia face ongoing issues with poor air quality. Indigenous peoples have a right to a healthy environment and too often are impacted by polluting industries. Protecting clean air, clean water, and the health of Canadians should be the priority for every order of government in Canada. I truly appreciate the Government of Ontario’s actions to address this situation to date. Now, based on the air quality data and lack of action by industry to address their pollution, I am using the powers provided by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to advance environmental justice in this community.”

– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“Everyone across Canada deserves safe air quality no matter where they live. This Interim Order will support work to preserve air quality and protect human health, especially for Aamjiwnaang First Nation. We will continue to support the community through benzene level assessments to evaluate potential health risks from exposure, and through strong regulations and safety measures to mitigate harmful air pollution.”

– The Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health

“Aamjiwnaang acknowledges and supports the announcement of the Interim Order issued by the federal government. Our Environment Committee, Environment Department, Council and Chief, and the citizens of Aamjiwnaang, for whom we have been advocating, are appreciative of the collaboration between the federal government and Aamjiwnaang to uphold our treaty and inherent rights. Aamjiwnaang is confident that this Order will not only add to the protection of the air quality in Aamjiwnaang, but also relieve the burden placed upon the air shed in the Sarnia–Lambton area.”

– Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s Chief and Council

“Too often, First Nations unfairly have to deal with the impact of pollution and contamination. When people’s health is on the line, we have a collective responsibility to take action. This responsibility includes all levels of government and the private sector. The federal government is at the First Nation’s side, working in true partnership with its leadership, so that all of the community’s members are safe, healthy, and are treated equally.”

– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services

Quick facts
  • Aamjiwnaang First Nation is exposed to benzene levels above the acceptable level of risk for developing cancer, and the levels of benzene have been steadily trending upwards over previous years. The recent spikes earlier this year have significantly increased the risk to this community, and immediate action must be taken. Some volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, are carcinogenic. They also contribute to air pollution that causes worsening of respiratory symptoms, development of disease, and premature death. Long-term exposure to benzene can cause cancer. Exposure levels are higher in communities near large emission sources, including Indigenous and low-income communities already facing increased health burdens.

  • In the lead up to the Interim Order, various federal departments have responded to requests from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation to address the situation. Health Canada experts visited the site to take air quality samples that were analyzed for benzene, and then shared the results with Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Indigenous Services Canada has engaged their Health Emergency Management team to work directly with the First Nation.

  • The Government of Canada is taking action that is complementary to steps already announced by the Province of Ontario to immediately address benzene emissions impacting the health of the community. We support the Government of Ontario’s efforts to limit harmful air pollutants. Engagement with Aamjiwnaang First Nation and other Indigenous communities helped to inform the development of the proposed regulations and today’s Interim Order. The Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds Regulations (Petroleum Sector) were finalized in 2020 and are in force and helping to reduce volatile organic compounds emissions from petroleum refineries, upgraders, and integrated petrochemical facilities. The Government published proposed strengthened regulations last February. The proposed regulations and the Interim Order build on these existing Regulations by targeting new sources of emissions from the petrochemical facilities.

  • The new requirements in the Interim Order are already in place for similar facilities in the United States and are not expected to hurt Canada’s competitiveness.

  • Benzene is a known human carcinogen (able to cause cancer). Long-term lifetime exposure to benzene can affect the blood and is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer (for example leukemia) and other adverse health effects, including blood diseases and reduced immune functions.

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Government of Canada releases report on national efforts toward Boreal Caribou recovery

The Boreal Caribou is an iconic Canadian species at the heart of boreal forest biodiversity and with cultural importance to Indigenous peoples and other Canadians. However, their population has been declining over the past decades, primarily threatened by habitat loss and degradation. The Government of Canada is committed to conserving wildlife habitat and protecting species at risk like Boreal Caribou.

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released the Report on the Progress of the Recovery Strategy Implementation (Period 2017–2022) and the Action Plan Implementation (Period 2018–2023) for Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Boreal Population, in Canada.

The Report highlights federal, provincial, and territorial progress over the last five years in implementing the federal Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the species. It includes assessments of population and habitat conditions and summarizes key recovery measures taken nationally, as well as in each province and territory. Overall, the report shows that some progress has been made in key areas, but much remains to be done to achieve the goals set out in the Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy.

Over 95 percent of Boreal Caribou habitat is under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Provinces and territories have the primary responsibility for management of land, natural resources, and wildlife where Boreal Caribou live.

Canada has signed nine conservation agreements for Boreal Caribou with provinces, territories, and Indigenous peoples since 2018 and is continuing to work toward the completion of new and renewed conservation agreements. Under these agreements, signatories are committing to taking conservation actions such as range planning, investing resources and funding, and engaging Indigenous peoples and other partners in the recovery of the species.

Other actions taken by the federal government to support the protection and recovery of Boreal Caribou include putting in place an order to protect the species’ critical habitat on federally administered land. The federal government also collaborated with many Indigenous communities and stakeholders to establish the National Boreal Caribou Knowledge Consortium, the Indigenous Knowledge Circle, and multiple sub-groups to facilitate knowledge generation and sharing and increase collaboration between partners.

The Government of Canada will continue to negotiate conservation agreements or similar agreements that commit provinces and territories to taking strong and swift action to manage, protect, and restore Boreal Caribou habitat.

“Conservation and recovery of Boreal Caribou at this scale is not a simple task, but it is our collective responsibility. This requires commitment, collaboration, and meaningful actions such as adequate land-use planning. We will continue to work with provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples and all other relevant parties to develop more robust, long-term conservation agreements and focus our efforts on protection and recovery of Boreal Caribou and its habitat, the boreal forest.”
– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick facts
  • This is the second report published by the Government of Canada on the progress made for the implementation of the Recovery Strategy (published in 2012 and amended in 2020). The first report on the Recovery Strategy was released in 2017.

  • Since 2017, over 10,030,000 hectares (100,300 km2) of new protected and conserved areas have been established within Boreal Caribou distribution. This is approximately twice the size of Nova Scotia.

  • Sixteen Boreal Caribou local populations showed increasing or stable population trends over the short term (five years or less), in some cases as a result of intensive predator management actions. Ten other local populations declined over the reporting period, and trend estimates for the remaining 25 local populations were not available.

  • Based on 2020 data, 21 of the total 51 Boreal Caribou ranges meet or exceed the minimum threshold of 65 percent of undisturbed habitat. This minimum threshold is a key component of the species’ critical habitat and important for supporting self-sustaining local populations.

  • Between 2018 and 2023, the federal government committed $117.5 million in support of projects related to Boreal Caribou habitat protection and restoration, population management, Indigenous engagement and capacity building, monitoring, and research. Partners committed an additional $209 million in matching funds to these projects.

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Ontario orders styrene plant to reduce benzene

(Source: esemag.com) Ontario has suspended the environmental compliance approval for INEOS Styrolution, a plastics chemical company located near the Aamjiwnaang First Nation band office in Sarnia, Ontario, following a spike in benzene emissions at the plant.  

The high levels of benzene led to the closure of the Aamjiwnaang’s Band Office and community services buildings, including their daycare and resource centre. Dozens of residents in the small First Nation community of 900 said they recently became sick after a spike in readings for benzene, a known carcinogen. The company uses the chemical to create styrene, the raw material in polystyrene, often utilized for products such as food take-out containers.  

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks told media that INEOS Styrolution must undertake several actions as amendments to its environmental compliance approval (ECA), including the removal of all benzene storage from the site, the repair of leaky equipment and installation of full vapour control on vessels containing benzene, and the development of a comprehensive benzene monitoring and community notification plan.  

Provincial compliance orders were issued against the company for elevated benzene levels earlier in April, prior to the suspension of the environmental compliance approval. 


“[…] The continuing and excessive discharge of benzene from INEOS Styrolution’s Sarnia facility is putting the members of Aamjiwnaang at elevated adverse health risks, is causing immediate health impacts on members, and is impacting the ability of Aamjiwnaang’s members to exercise their inherent and constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights,” Aamjiwnaang First Nation declared in a state of emergency notice on April 25.  

Owners of the INEOS site, which is currently closed for maintenance, said that they have five air monitors at the plant site. All benzene emissions have been within acceptable limits, plant management told local media.  

Additionally, no staff at INEOS has fallen ill, the company said in a statement. Plant management did, however, note that there could be “temporary spikes” in benzene levels during some stages of the plant’s shutdown.  

“[…] Ensuring the health and safety of our employees and communities is paramount,” INEOS officials announced in a statement.  

INEOS has also stated that it will be appealing the province’s decisions at the Ontario Lands Tribunal. 

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has set the annual average limit for benzene at 0.45 ug/m3; however, testing from Clean Air Sarnia and Area (CASA) has air quality readings that surpassed 100 ug/m3 for benzene.   

Following Ontario’s action, Environment and Climate Change Canada Minister Steven Guilbeault issued an Interim Order on May 16 that calls for “fully closed vent systems with vapour control on certain storage tanks that store benzene” if fenceline concentrations of the chemical exceeded 29 μg/m3 during recent sampling periods. The order will be in effect for 14 days, for all Sarnia petrochemical facilities, pending Governor in Council approval, which could extend the order for up to two years, the department announced.  

“It is simply unacceptable that the people of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Sarnia face ongoing issues with poor air quality,” Guilbeault announced in a statement. “Indigenous peoples have a right to a healthy environment and too often are impacted by polluting industries,” he added. 

Guilbeault highlighted new draft regulations that target emissions from total volatile organic compounds, including benzene, within Canada’s petrochemical industry. The regulations would set a timeline to install abatement equipment and further reduce air pollution from hundreds of sources across Canada. 


B.C. ends jade mining in northwest, all mines to close in 5 years

(Source: CBC News)  British Columbia isn’t allowing any new jade mines to open in the northwest, and has set a five-year wind-down period for existing operations.

A statement from the Ministry of Energy and Mines says officials have been working closely with First Nations to address concerns about the effects of jade mining on sensitive alpine environments in the area near Dease Lake, about 1,750 kilometres northwest of Vancouver.

An order under the Environment and Land Use Act was necessary to protect the area from further harm and disturbance, it said.

Mining activities on new tenures must stop immediately, while existing tenure holders may continue operating for five years with “enhanced regulatory requirements,” allowing them “adequate time to wind down.” 

“The ministry has been working closely with local First Nations, with input from industry, to address concerns regarding the environmental impacts to sensitive alpine environments from jade mining in the Turnagain region of northwestern B.C.,” the statement reads. “The order is needed to protect these areas from further harm and disturbance.”

In addition to environmental harms, the ministry said jade mining has posed significant challenges when it comes to permitting, compliance and enforcement in northwestern B.C., where many sites are only accessible by helicopter.

The province said the order is limited to jade mining in that region, and it does not affect other kinds of mining or jade tenures elsewhere in B.C.

Jade is the provincial stone, and in 2016, under the then-B.C. Liberal government, energy and mines minister Bill Bennett declared May 28 as Jade Day, to promote awareness of its “economic benefits.”

However, there has been significant contention over jade mining in the past several years. In 2020, the province, under the B.C. NDP government, implemented a temporary ban on jade placer mining in the northern half of B.C.

CBC News reached out to the Tahltan Central government, which has publicly objected to jade mining on its territories, but no one was immediately available to comment.

In a 2021 statement, the nation demanded an end to a reality TV show Jade Fever, which followed a jade mining operation on Tahltan territory. It also criticized the province’s ban on placer mining, saying it didn’t go far enough.

About two months later, in July 2021, the province updated its ban on jade mining to include a ban on hard rock jade mining.

In response to the province’s bans, two companies, Cassiar Jade Contracting Inc. and Glenpark Enterprises Ltd. filed a lawsuit against the B.C. government in March 2024 seeking financial compensation for the monetary damages caused by the bans.

In April, the province filed a response in court, stating the companies “could never have had a reasonable expectation of unconditional rights in relation to their mining claims.” The lawsuit remains before the courts as of publication.

Glenpark president Kristin Rosequist said she thought the government was going to announce a reform of the province’s jade mining industry in the northwest — not a total shutdown.

“I hope that the people can recognize that the government is being so heavy-handed,” she told CBC News. “In lieu of enforcing their own regulations, they find it more suitable to shut down an entire industry.”

Tony Ritter, the president of Cassiar Jade, said mining companies were not appropriately consulted before the latest announcement, and that the government has only just reached out to set up a working group to discuss the incoming regulations.

“I have a lot of questions that are unanswered,” he said.

Ritter said companies like his are being punished despite an excellent environmental record, due to other companies’ disregard of the regulations.


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Jacques Benoit is now a Senior Advisor at AGAT Laboratories

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Benoit as an external Senior Advisor at AGAT Laboratories. 

Jacques is an exemplary senior executive with over 45 years of experience in public and private sectors. He has deep knowledge of the engineering and environment industries starting off his career as an engineer at Mobil Oil. Since then he has continued to grow his career in escalating levels of responsibility taking on the role as Senior Vice President at SNC-Lavalin, Senior Vice President & Division Head of Emergency Response at QM Environmental and National Vice President Business & Strategy at WSP.

Jacques has a proven record of developing strategies to address industry needs, but one of his greatest strengths is his passion for developing true partnerships amongst his clients. His commitment to adhering to a culture that promotes and supports our internal values is something that is key to AGAT’s growth and expansion plans, particularly in the BC and northern markets. 

Given his wealth of expertise in the engineering and consulting industry, Jacques understands the challenges being faced by our clients and has incredible insight and visions into how we can collectively address future enhancements in the laboratory space when it comes to service and technology. 

As a Senior Advisor, Jacques will support the company in the development of strategic plans focused on both short and long term roadmaps. He will work closely with our teams and both existing and potential clients to identify gaps within our partnership model that can be addressed so that the company can truly deliver on our purpose of “Service Beyond Analysis”. 

One of the largest areas of focus will be on AGAT’s growth and expansion plans in the BC market, including future laboratory expansion within the interior region as well as service expansions across the West Coast, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. 

AGAT Laboratories looks forward to the support we have of Jacques as we embark on a next stage journey with both domestic and international growth ahead. 

AGAT Laboratories is a Canadian controlled international laboratory headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.


New ESAA Members

ESAA welcomes the following new members.  If you are not a member of ESAA you can join now via: https://esaa.org/join-esaa/


Full Member:




9935 de Chateauneuf Street
Brossard, QC J4Z 3V4
Email: [email protected]


Marie-Chantal Savoy, Vice-President, Marketing
[email protected]

ALTRA | SANEXEN has been a leading provider of water and environmental solutions for over 40 years. With its key business lines – Water and Environmental Services and Water Infrastructure Solutions – the Company continues to deliver creative and customized solutions to industrial, municipal and governmental customers and partners. ALTRA | SANEXEN’s environmental engineers and scientists combined with their in-house research and development teams continue to explore and implement new technologies to address the ever-evolving environmental issues the world faces today.


Full Member:


Pathway Environmental Solutions Inc.

6311 – 94A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6B 0Y9
Phone: (780) 239-2894

Blake Hamer, Co-Founder and Principal Hydrogeologist

[email protected]

Pathway Environmental Solutions is a Western-Canadian environmental consulting company. We integrate industry-leading engineering and geoscience expertise to provide clear, practical environmental risk and liability management solutions for our clients in the oil and gas, mining and commercial sectors.

Full Member:

ProDelta Projects Inc

9303 109 Street
Fort St John, BC
V1J 6K6


Ryan Tulloch, Principal & CEO
[email protected]

ProDelta Earth and Environmental is where technology and innovation meet execution. From environmental drilling, cut/caps, remediation and reclamation. Our team continues to be ontime and on budget in various projects.


Upcoming Events


Upcoming ESAA Events – ARE YOU IN?

ESAA has a PACKED schedule of networking events over the coming months.   These are great opportunities to network with other members, industry people and clients.    

  • Grande Prairie September 12
  • Fort McMurray September 19
  • Lloydminster TBD
To check out the full ESAA and Industry Calendar events, visit: https://esaa.org/events/


Call for Abstracts / Registration 50% Sold Out / Limited Sponsorships Remaining 

RemTech 2024 will feature technical talks, 2 receptions, 55 exhibits, networking opportunities and three great keynotes. 

Lyndon J Linklater
Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Storyteller

Timothy Caulfield
Professor of Health Law and Science Policy, University of Alberta

Bill Weir
Chief Climate Correspondent, CNN

The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould
Former Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,
Bestselling Author

Early Bird registration details are available at: https://esaa.org/remtech/register/  and available until May 31st.  RemTech is already 45% sold out.  Register Early and Save.

Call for Abstracts

Complete details for the 2024 call for abstracts is available at: https://esaa.org/remtech/call-for-abstracts/.   Submission deadline is June 14th, 2024.

Limited Number of Sponsorship Opportunities Remaining 

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are remaining for RemTech 2024.  Full conference details can be found at: https://esaa.org/remtech/

Sponsorship with an Exhibit Space (2 Remaining) 

  • Exhibit space
  • Highest level priority booth location
  • 3 delegate passes
  • Full page ad in program
  • Logo on website, app, event screens, program
  • Corporate profile in program and app
$7,850 + GST
  • Exhibit space
  • 2 delegate passes
  • Half page ad in program
  • Logo on website, app, event screens, program
  • Corporate profile in program and app
$6,650 + GST

Sponsorships (No Exhibit Space)

  • 1 delegate passe
  • Half page ad in program
  • Logo on website, app, event screens, program
  • Corporate profile in program and app
  • $3,800 + GST


  • Third page ad program
  • Logo on website, app, event screens, program
  • Corporate profile in program and app
  • $1,900 + GST
For additional information contact Lorrine Hamdon.

Hotel Reservations

The Fairmont Banff Springs will be accepting reservations shortly.  Accommodations for RemTech™ 2024 delegates start at $265 per night plus $16 resort fee (tipping of bell and housekeeping not required) per night depending on the type and occupancy of the room. Rates do not include taxes and surcharges.  Rate also includes 2 free drinks (per room) at any Fairmont Banff Springs bar (valid during RemTech, October 16-18, 2024). Full details available at: https://esaa.org/remtech/hotel-travel/

Full RemTech 2024 details can be found at: https://esaa.org/remtech/

Thank you for your continued support!

Training Opportunity:  Learn to use the Decision Framework and Support tool for the Interim Directive: Pilot for Reclaiming Peatlands

Event Details:

Decision Framework and Support Tools for Assessing Padded Well Sites and Access Roads on Public Land

Training Opportunity!

Learn how to use the decision framework and support tool required for the Interim Directive: Pilot for Reclaiming Peatlands – Decision Framework and Support Tools for Reclaiming Well Sites and Access Roads on Public Lands

InnoTech Alberta, Vertex, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas and Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) are proud to present a virtual training session dedicated to the decision framework and support tools for assessing padded well sites and access roads on public land, presented by Chris Powter, Owner of Enviro Q&A Services.

Registration:  https://ptac.org/decision-framework-and-support-tools-for-assessing-padded-well-sites-and-access-roads-on-public-land/

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain the knowledge and tools you need to effectively reclaim padded well sites and access roads on public land.

Date: June 6th, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (MST)
Duration: 2 hours (including Q&A)

After the session’s conclusion, a recording will be made available for reference.


2024 Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop


The 2024 Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop will be held June 26-27 at The JW Marriott in Edmonton, Alberta and online! In-person and virtual attendees will be able to engage with each other, listen to speakers, participate in activities, and network.

The RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop is the leading professional development workshop for federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites. It will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific, and organizational innovations and best practices.

This year the theme of the event will be Contaminated Sites Management on Northern and Remote Sites

Registration is now OPEN.


ESAA Job Board

Check out the new improved ESAA Job Board.  Members can post ads for free.

Current Listings:
  • Senior Environmental Planner –Stantec
  • Site Investigation & Remediation (SIR) Team Lead –Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
  • Intermediate Environmental Consultant – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • GIS Technician – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Fugitive Emissions Specialist – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Senior Project Manager – TRIUM Environmental Inc
  • Business Development Representative – TRIUM Environmental Inc
  • Intermediate Biologist/Wetland Ecologist – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Intermediate Wildlife Biologist – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Project Manager / Technical Advisor – North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Senior Hydrogeologist (Casual) – AtkinsRéalis
  • Junior – Intermediate Ecologist –SOLSTICE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Intermediate Environmental Scientist – SOLSTICE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Senior Environmental Scientist – SOLSTICE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Senior Solid Waste Management Engineer – AtkinsRéalis
  • Environmental Scientist – Tace Associates Inc.


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