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I commend you on the very informative and well-organized Toronto 2010 Brownfield Breakfast Summit.
Senen, Niagara Falls

Fantastic job. Keep me informed on developments.
Andrew, Mississauga

Toronto - Tuesday May 29, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel

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A review of compliance obligations with Ontario Regulation 153/04 and Amendment 511/09

This exclusive one-day workshop will cover many facets of groundwater contamination including:

  • The impact of new requirements on groundwater testing
  • 2011 Soil, Ground Water and Sediment Standards
  • 2011 Protocol for Analytical Methods Used in the Assessment of Properties
  • Groundwater sampling methods, techniques and regulation changes
  • Contaminated groundwater case study
  • Groundwater remediation technologies

Time Event
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

David Kusturin, Chief Operating Officer, Waterfront Toronto
Waterfront Toronto approaches to Brownfield Revitalization

8:45 - 9:30 a.m

Impact of new regulations on groundwater testing and new groundwater standards
Donna S.K. Shier, Partner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Donna will be speaking about issues caused by removing groundwater while simultaneously removing soil during a site remediation, the timing of follow-up testing, in-situ remediation, requirements for groundwater testing under the new Phase I and Phase II regimes, special rules for dry cleaners and gas stations, and case studies having to do with purchasing contaminated land and the associated groundwater issues and the advantages of obtaining a Record of Site Condition.

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Measurement Uncertainty: The Hidden Quantity in your Analysis and Why it Pays To Be More Certain About Measurement Uncertainty
Marcus Maguire, Senior Vice President, AGAT

In this presentation, Marcus explores what measurement uncertainty is, and why a working knowledge of measurement uncertainty can be valuable for today's Qualified Person, particularly when evaluating analytical data from sites with lower standard criteria.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Case Study of the Greenwich-Mohawk site in Brantford

Steven Desrocher, Associate and Senior Contaminant Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates Ltd.
Yvo Veenis, Director, Groundwater Technology

A special joint presentation by Steven Desrocher, Senior Contaminant Hydrogeologist with Golder Associates' and Yvo Veenis, a Hydrogeologist and Director of Groundwater Technology based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Steven will discuss the history and nature of the contamination at the Greenwich-Mohawk site in Brantford and Yvo will be presenting the results of bench-scale treatment trials on soils from Greenwich-Mohawk.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.


12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Acceptable Risk Assessment Methodologies on Brownfield Sites in Ontario
Adam Safruk, Environmental Toxicologist, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc.
This discussion will focus on the assessment of risks via the vapour infiltration pathway, benefits and concerns of collecting soil-vapour and indoor air samples, the use of the MOE Modified Generic Risk Assessment (MGRA) model, as well as various additional human health and ecological considerations associated with impacted groundwater.

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

ISCO, ISCR and Aerobic Bioremediation for In Situ Treatment of Groundwater and Development of a New Soluble ISCR Product
Kerry Bolanos-Shaw, Product Manager, Site Remediation FMC Adventus Environmental Solutions Team
Kerry will explore the comparison of ISCO, ISCR and aerobic bioremediation for in situ treatment of groundwater and introduce the development of a new soluble ISCR product.

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Jeff Bibbings, National Sales Manager, GroundTech Solutions
Direct Push data from MIP and HPT Probes used to model groundwater levels, flow rates, and contamination.