Environmental Liability - Risks, Costs, Health & Safety and Legislations

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta

1110, 833 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3T5 [Map]
Date and Time: September 24, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MDT


In this half day seminar participants will learn about the environmental liabilities associated with commercial/industrial properties, spill response and remediation of contaminated sites.  An understanding of costs/cost control, risk receptors, regulatory notification, qualifications, and legislation will also be presented.  Attendees can apply the learnings to current and future claims to understand and control risk and costs.

The material presented during the session will be of a basic/intermediate level and will include multiple case studies from western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta & Saskatchewan).

Seminar Outline and Features:

1. What are the risks? 
       a.   Transportation
       b.   Pipelines
       c.   Oil and Gas
       d.   Commercial and Industrial Operations

2. What are the costs and how can we control them?
       a.   Receptors
       b.   Surface Water vs Groundwater
       c.   Contaminant Stability
       d.   Contaminant Mobility
       e.   Volume
       g.   Site Access
       h.   Transportation and Utility Corridors

3, What information is required during an emergency spill response?

4. Health and Safety and First Responder Qualifications

5. Provincial and Federal Legislation, Acts and Regulations 

6. Remediation Technologies
       a.   Free-Phase Product Recovery
       b.   Excavation and Landfarm vs Excavation and Landfill
       c.   Landfills... what class?
       d.   In-Situ Remediation
       e.   Contaminated Snow Management 
       f.    Contaminated Water Management
       g.   Local Contractor vs Remediation Contractor
       h.   Local Area Resources 

7. Case Studies


Barry Rakewich, P.Ag., EP, is the general manager (environmental) for Nicols Environmental (Canada) Ltd., working out the head office in Edmonton.  Barry is a professional agrologist, registered in both Alberta and British Columbia, with 18+ years of consulting and industry experience.  He is a born and raised Edmontonian, who obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Conservations Sciences from the University of Alberta.  His areas of expertise include soli and groundwater assessments and investigations; site remediation evaluations, desgn and implementation; in situ remediations and chemical oxidation; and spill response and clean-up.  Barry also takes great pride in sharing his experiences / expertise through numerous presentations he has completed over the past several years across North America, and his committe-based work with NAIT and the City of Edmonton. 

David Nuell, P.I.M.P., is a Southern Region Manager for Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd., working out of our Calgary office.  David is a professional agrologist, registered in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, with 20+ years of consulting and industry experience.  David is a 4th generation Calgarian who obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary in 2002.  His areas of expertise include Environmental assessments (Phase  I and II ESAs); contaminated sites and site remediation; and spill response clean-up.     

Registration:   8:30 a.m.
Presentation:  8:45 - 12:00 p.m. MST
1 x 15 minute break
Beverages and snacks are included

CE Credits: AIC Course # 52383, 3 CE hours General & Adjuster

Register by September 4, 2019 to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and save $25.

Seminar registration deadline: September 20, 2019

Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from the seminar will preclude IISA from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.

Cancellation: Sorry, no refunds issued, with the exception of an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties. Substitution of another person is acceptable - please notify us of such changes so CE records can be adjusted appropriately. IISA reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances - in such an event, all fees will be refunded.

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