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AEL environment Announces Expansion with New Cornwall Office
AEL environment is pleased to announce that the company is expanding its operations to better serve property developers, buyers and sellers, and managers with the addition of a second office location. This new office opening in Cornwall, Ontario will complement the AEL Headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. AEL is a leader in the environmental assessment, site...
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AEL environment Announces Expansion with New Mississauga Office
We have exciting news for all property developers, sellers, managers, and buyers located in the Greater Toronto Area – AEL environment is opening a new office in the heart of Mississauga. The new Mississauga location will allow us to increase the accessibility of our services – while still retaining the benefit of our extensive team...
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What Happens if My Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Report is Older than 18 Months?
ESAs are a snapshot of the environmental conditions at a property at a moment in time. However, properties are dynamic and change over time. Consider over a few years an area can go from a farmer’s field to a residential development with businesses and infrastructure to support it. A property may have new tenants, or...
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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Measures
When a property does not meet generic environmental criteria, AEL can use risk assessment strategies to bring the property into regulatory compliance. Risk Assessment (RA) calculates the probability that a hazard (like environmental contamination of the soil) will cause harm to humans, plants, wildlife, or the surrounding environment under specific exposure conditions. This calculation made...
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An Introduction to O.Reg 153/04
What is O.Reg 153/04? Ontario Regulation 153/04 is the provincial standard for the assessment and cleanup of the environmentally impacted land. Under O. Reg. 153/04, land owners can achieve liability protection from future clean-up requirements through a Ministry of the Environment, Parks and Conservation (MECP) acknowledged Record of Site Condition (RSC). In short, following the...
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What is Required in Each Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Phase?
Let’s explore what is required in each phase of an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Activities Requires a non-intrusive historical review of the property, and surrounding properties. This includes documentation from government sources, records, aerial photos, interviews in which the owner must disclose all information about the site, and a...
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Did You Know AEL Offers On-Site Testing Services?
On-site laboratory testing is a practical and proven approach to directing site work and screening sample results during field activities. Using Triad strategies recommended by the US EPA, technologists process a high volume of soil samples, screening based on individual site characteristics, and provides quality screening data within minutes. On-Site testing of soil or groundwater...
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Environmental Consultant Pre-Hire Checklist
If you require an environmental site assessment (ESA), here are some helpful steps for selecting a Qualified Person (QP) who will help you bring your site into compliance. Does the consultant understand your goals? Ensure you have discussed your plans for the site with your consultant and discuss if a record of site condition (RSC)...
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Key Steps in an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are a prescriptive (O. Reg. 153/04) process used to understand the environmental condition of a property. An ESA can be used to make informed decisions about property transactions, identify certain baseline environmental features, meet regulatory requirements, and identify areas on a site requiring remediation. Generally, ESAs follow a phased approach. Phase...
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Environmental Site Assessment Basic Evaluation Checklist
If you have an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and would like to determine if it will meet your needs, ask yourself these questions as a starting point for evaluating. If you answer, “yes” to these questions, you may need to get a new or updated ESA. Record of Site Condition Am I changing property use...
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