- Session 1
June 10, 2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Session 2
June 17, 2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The course will be conducted in two 3-hour online sessions.
Session 1 – Introduction to Environmental Law, Sectoral Law and Environmental Assessment
This session will provide a broad overview of environmental law. You will learn the larger context in which environmental law exists, how your work interfaces with environmental law, the key environmental laws in Manitoba, a brief discussion on sectoral laws and where to go for additional resources. The session will include an overview of the history and future trends in environmental assessment. Topics will include Crown Land Management, Protected Species, Parks and Protected Spaces, Watershed Planning and Urban Planning.
Session 2 – Environmental Legislation Manitoba – Environmental Approvals Process and Operation, Compliance and Enforcement
This session will introduce five key Environmental Laws in Manitoba and describe the process for obtaining an environmental approval in Manitoba. The discussion will include approval requirements and obligations for a regulated development or facility and how to ensure compliance with an approval. The session will close with a detailed discussion on contaminated lands and the regulatory process in Manitoba pursuant to contaminated sites legislation.
Purpose of this Course – The course will provide a broad overview of Manitoba environmental laws. The course will include a discussion of the history of environmental laws including the basic purpose and nature of environmental law. Discussion will focus on the regulatory process to obtain an approval and how to comply with legislation.
Who should take this Course – The course is aimed at recent college and university graduates (under 5 years of industry experience) who work in the environmental industry sectors. The course may also be of interest to industry professionals with a workplace safety and health orientation and who are involved in broader environmental issues as part of their work.
What you will learn – The course will provide an overview of the Canadian legal framework including the history of environmental law and how laws are made. It will include a more detailed examination of the regulatory framework for environmental law in Manitoba with a focus on Environmental Assessment, The Environment Act, The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act, The Contaminated Sites Remediation Act and The Waste Reduction and Prevention Act.
Instructor – Randy Webber, BA, MNRM, EP
Randy has worked in the Manitoba Environment Sector for over 30 years. His current focus is on education and training, including advisory services and instruction for MEIA’s Introduction to Manitoba Environmental Law and most recently hazard awareness training for workers engaged in waste diversion activities. He has been a sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, since 2010.
For the past 2 years Randy has coordinated the “Back Haul Project”, an initiative aimed at supporting waste diversion in remote First Nation Communities.