Join us and our panel for a technical update on contaminated site regulations. Learn first hand from the perspective of our expert panel on how to navigate the complexities of contaminated site redevelopment.
They will cover key topics such as:
Contaminated Site Redevelopment
Site profile requirements under the Environmental Management Act
“Freeze” and “release” powers of the Provincial regulator in relation to municipal permit issuance in the context of contaminated site redevelopment
Purchase of Contaminated Sites - Contractual Protections for home builders
How to manage relations with CSAP and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Updates from CSAP's President (Tony Gillett)
Featured Panel: Tony Gillett - Senior Environmental Engineer, SNC-Lavalin Inc. and CSAP President Mark Oikawa - Principal, Vancouver Operations Manager,SLR Consulting Una Radoja - Partner, Harpey Grey LLP Anne Bancroft-Jones - Vice President First Nations Relations and Special Projects, Polygon Homes Ltd. (moderator) BIOS
Tony Gillett, P.Eng., CSAP- SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Tony is a Senior Environmental Engineer at SNC-Lavalin where he has held senior roles in project technical leadership, project management and operations management. He almost 30 years of experience in contaminated sites management including site investigation, remediation, facility closure and waste management planning at a wide variety of active and idled commercial and industrial facilities with complex development and operating histories in both urban and remote settings. Tony has been a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional (CSAP) since 2004 and is the current president of the CSAP Society of BC.
Mark Oikawa MBA, EP - Principal, Vancouver Operations Manager, SLR Consulting
Mark Oikawa is a Team Leader, Project Manager, and Environmental Consultant providing site assessment and remediation solutions for hundreds of contaminated sites in British Columbia.
In his 28 year career, he’s managed the gamut of site investigations and remediation programs – from routine projects to complex, multidisciplinary decommissioning programs, to dangerous sites with heavy metals and unexploded ordinance.
Mark currently serves on the UDI Environment Committee and is a regular contributor to a number of UDI initiatives related to contaminated sites, groundwater usage, and development concerns. He’s become a trusted advisor, and has successfully supported projects for the Federal, Provincial, Indigenous, and Municipal governments; developers, property managers, and construction companies; as well as utilities, engineering firms, and financial institutions throughout Western Canada.
Una Radoja - Partner, Harper Grey LLP
Una Radoja is a partner in Harper Grey’s Commercial Litigation and Environmental Regulation & Disputes practice groups and the Co-Chair of the Environmental law group. Una’s practice focuses on two key areas: general commercial litigation and contaminated sites litigation and risk management. Una frequently lectures on various aspects of contaminated sites law for the Pacific Business and Law Institute, BC Environmental Industry Association, the Environmental Managers Association, and the BC Continuing Legal Education Society. She is the co-author of BC Environmental Management Legislation and Commentary, is the recipient of the 2019 Benchmark® Leading Lawyer Under 40 and 2017 Lexpert® Leading Lawyers Under 40 awards, as well as other peer rankings from Best Lawyers Canada®, Lexpert Canada® and Benchmark®.
Anne Bancroft-Jones - Vice President First Nations Relations and Special Projects, Polygon Homes Ltd.
Anne Bancroft-Jones is the Vice-President First Nations Relations and Special Projects for Polygon Homes Ltd. With over 30 years of real estate and development experience, she has a M.Sc. in Business Administration (Urban Land Economics), is a LEED 2.0 accredited professional and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Anne began her career as a commercial appraiser, has lectured at the UBC Sauder School of Business and held senior positions in the private and public sector. Since 2014, she has been a member of UDI’s Contaminated Sites Committee. Having served on various boards, she was appointed in 2018 by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to the board of the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of British Columbia.