2010 Environmental Compliance Insider Annual Index

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This Index lists all articles published in the Environmental Compliance Insider from Jan. to Dec. 2010.

ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS

  • “Around the Provinces: Public’s Right to Compel Government to Launch Environmental Investigations,” 05/10, p. 12.
  • “Dos & Don’ts: Do Take Your Own Photos, Measurements, Etc. of Incident Scene,” 10/10, p. 14.
  • “Environmental Emergencies: How to Create an E2 Plan,” 10/10, p. 1.
  • “Surviving EHS Investigations: What to Do When Environmental Officials Demand Your Incident Reports,” 05/10, p. 1.
  • “Winners & Losers: Is Government Action an ‘Inspection’ or an ‘Investigation’?” 12/10, p. 13.

 

BUSINESS CASE FOR EHS

  • “How a Company’s Environmental Attitude Affects EHS Program Effectiveness,” 01/10, p. 1.
  • “How Executives View Environmental Risk Management,” 08/10, p. 14.
  • “Proving that Solid Waste Management Can Save Your Company Millions Every Year,” 06/10, p. 13.
  • “Using Total Cost Assessment to Prove Value of Environmental Initiatives,” 11/10, p. 13.

 

COMPLIANCE

  • “Environmental Codes of Practice: What Are They & Must You Comply with Them?” 04/10, p. 1.

CONTAMINATED LAND

  • “Winners & Losers: How Do You Prove a Location Is a ‘Contaminated Site’ under Environmental Law?” 08/10, p. 16.

DUE DILIGENCE

  • “Brief Your CEO: Anatomy of a Successful Due Diligence Defence,” 07/10, p. 13.
  • “Brief Your CEO: Why It’s Essential for the Company to Respond to Hazard Warnings,” 04/10, p. 6.
  • “Due Diligence: 10 Common Traps to Avoid,” 08/10, p. 1.
  • “The Insider’s 4th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard: Court Cases Shed Light on the Meaning of Due Diligence,” 01/10, p. 1.
  • “The Insider’s 4th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Part 2: Practical Lessons from Recent Due Diligence Cases,” 02/10, p. 1.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Due Diligence: What Reasonable Steps Should Company Have Taken to Prevent Spill?” 12/10, p. 6.
  • “Winners & Losers: What Constitutes Due Diligence for Preventing Discharges of Contaminated Wastewater?” 09/10, p. 14.

EHS VIOLATIONS

  • “Around the Provinces: Public’s Right to Compel Government to Launch Environmental Investigations,” 05/10, p. 12.
  • “Environmental Liability: Fines for Violations May Be Just the Beginning,” 07/10, p. 1.
  • “Lawscape: Deadline for Filing Environmental Charges,” 01/10, p. 13.
  • “Officers & Directors: CEO Fined $71,000, Jailed for 4 Months for ‘Egregious’ Environmental Violations,” 12/10, p. 12.
  • “Show Your Workers: Environmental Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 01/10, p. 14.
  • “Winners & Losers: When Does an Environmental Offence Warrant a Six-Figure Fine?” 03/10, p. 17.

HAZARDS/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (SEE ALSO “WHMIS”)

  • “Hazardous Substances: Complying with REACH Safety Data Sheet Requirements,” 12/10, p. 1.
  • “Hazardous Substances: How to Comply with the TDGA Training Requirements,” 06/10, p. 1.
  • “Hazard Profile: Asbestos,” 10/10, p. 11.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: What Does ‘Come into Contact with’ a Hazardous Substance Mean?” 09/10, p. 6.
  • “WHMIS & Hazardous Waste,” 11/10, p. 1.
  • “WHMIS 101: How to Comply with WHMIS Workplace Label Requirements,” 03/10, p. 1.

INDUSTRIES

  • “Focus On: Environmental Regulation of Pulp & Paper Mills,” 07/10, p. 11.

INSPECTIONS/INSPECTORS

  • “Around the Provinces: Public’s Right to Compel Government to Launch Environmental Investigations,” 05/10, p. 12.
  • “Surviving EHS Investigations: What to Do When Environmental Officials Demand Your Incident Reports,” 05/10, p. 1.
  • “Winners & Losers: Is Government Action an ‘Inspection’ or an ‘Investigation’?” 12/10, p. 13.

LAWS & REGULATIONS

  • “Environmental Codes of Practice: What Are They & Must You Comply with Them?” 04/10, p. 1.
  • “Lawscape: Laws Barring ‘SLAPP’ Lawsuits,” 09/10, p. 13.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Can a Company Be Prosecuted under Both OHS and Environmental Laws for the Same Incident?” 07/10, p. 5.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Can a Company Sue over Criticism of Its Environmental Practices?” 10/10, p. 5.
  • “Update: Status of Regulations for Security Requirements in Amended TDGA,” 12/10, p. 12.

Lawscapes

  • “Deadline for Filing Environmental Charges,” 01/10, p. 13.
  • “Grades on Energy Efficiency Report Card,” 12/10, p. 11.
  • “Laws Barring ‘SLAPP’ Lawsuits,” 09/10, p. 13.

LIABILITY

  • “Environmental Liability: Fines for Violations May Be Just the Beginning,” 07/10, p. 1.
  • “’Greenwashing’: Avoiding Liability for False Environmental Claims,” 09/10, p. 1.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Can a Landlord Takes Steps to Prevent a Tenant’s Environmental Violations?” 08/10, p. 7.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Must a Commercial Landlord Warn a Tenant that It’s Polluting?” 03/10, p. 15.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Who’s Liable for Cleanup of Oil Spill on Home Owner’s Property?” 05/10, p. 6.
  • “Winners & Losers: Is a Minimal ‘Adverse Effect’ on the Environment Enough for a Violation?” 11/10, p. 16.

OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

  • “Brief Your CEO: Anatomy of a Successful Due Diligence Defence,” 07/10, p. 13.
  • “Brief Your CEO: Why Directors Aren’t Always Personally Liable for a Corporation’s Environmental Offences,” 02/10, p. 17.
  • “Brief Your CEO: Why It’s Essential for the Company to Respond to Hazard Warnings,” 04/10, p. 6.
  • “Officers & Directors: CEO Fined $71,000, Jailed for 4 Months for ‘Egregious’ Environmental Violations,” 12/10, p. 12.

PERMITS & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

  • “Traps to Avoid: Closing Down a Facility Without an Environmental Assessment,” 03/10, p. 16.

POLLUTION, WATER

  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Can a Company Discharge Wastewater in an Emergency?” 01/10, p. 6.
  • “Winners & Losers: What Constitutes Due Diligence for Preventing Discharges of Contaminated Wastewater?” 09/10, p. 14.
  • “Winners & Losers: What Makes an Area a ‘Fish Habitat’ under the Fisheries Act?” 05/10, p. 13.

PROSECUTIONS

  • “Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Get Rid of Evidence Returned by the Government,” 02/10, p. 18.
  • “Environmental Liability: Fines for Violations May Be Just the Beginning,” 07/10, p. 1.
  • “Lawscape: Deadline for Filing Environmental Charges,” 01/10, p. 13.
  • “Officers & Directors: CEO Fined $71,000, Jailed for 4 Months for ‘Egregious’ Environmental Violations,” 12/10, p. 12.
  • “Show Your Workers: Environmental Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 01/10, p. 14.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Can a Company Be Prosecuted under Both OHS and Environmental Laws for the Same Incident?” 07/10, p. 5.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: What Environmental Evidence Can the Government Seize under Search Warrant?” 11/10, p. 8.
  • “Winners & Losers: When Can Statements Made to Environmental Officials Be Used Against You?” 06/10, p. 15.
  • “Winners & Losers: When Does an Environmental Offence Warrant a Six-Figure Fine?” 03/10, p. 17.
  • “Winners & Losers: When Does Seizure of Evidence in Environmental Cases Violate Privacy Rights?” 04/10, p. 14.

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • “Making the Business Case for EHS: How Executives View Environmental Risk Management,” 08/10, p. 14.

SPILLS

  • “Dos & Don’ts: Report All Spills Covered by Reporting Requirements—Even Small Ones,” 02/10, p. 18.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Due Diligence: What Reasonable Steps Should Company Have Taken to Prevent Spill?” 12/10, p. 6.
  • “Test Your Environmental Law I.Q.: Who’s Liable for Cleanup of Oil Spill on Home Owner’s Property?” 05/10, p. 6.

TDGA

  • “Hazardous Substances: How to Comply with the TDGA Training Requirements,” 06/10, p. 1.
  • “Update: Status of Regulations for Security Requirements in Amended TDGA,” 12/10, p. 12.
  • “Winners & Losers: When Is a ‘Carrier’ Responsible for TDGA Compliance?” 01/10, p. 16.

TRAINING

  • “Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Let Workers Opt out of Essential Environmental Training,” 10/10, p. 14.
  • “Hazardous Substances: How to Comply with the TDGA Training Requirements,” 06/10, p. 1.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • “E-Waste: The Current State of E-Waste Diversion Programs in Canada,” 04/10, p. 12.
  • “Making the Business Case for EHS: Proving that Solid Waste Management Can Save Your Company Millions Every Year,” 06/10, p. 13.
  • “WHMIS & Hazardous Waste,” 11/10, p. 1.

WHMIS

  • “Hazardous Substances: Complying with REACH Safety Data Sheet Requirements,” 12/10, p. 1.
  • “WHMIS & Hazardous Waste,” 11/10, p. 1.
  • “WHMIS 101: How to Comply with WHMIS Workplace Label Requirements,” 03/10, p. 1.

WORKERS

  • “Show Your Workers: Environmental Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 01/10, p. 14.

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS YOU CAN EXPECT THE INSIDER TO COVER IN 2011:

  • 5th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Parts 1 & 2
  • WHMIS & Consumer Products
  • ‘Strict Liability’ for Environmental Violations
  • Giving Supervisors Too Much Discretion over Environmental Compliance
  • Linking Environmental Performance to Business Value
  • Complying with Hazardous Waste Disposal Requirements
  • Can an ‘Act of God’ Excuse an Environmental Violation?
  • Don’t Rely on Workers to Develop Environmental Compliance Procedures
  • Traps to Avoid: Training Workers on the Wrong Legal Requirements
  • Understanding Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Requirements