ECODynamic Solutions (EDS) Inc.’s president, Cedric B. Robert, is sharing the responsibilities of organizing Generate 2014’s short course “Managing Regulatory Compliance: Setting your EA up for success, from Project inception to operation”, scheduled for Wednesday October 15th Cedric is working with Deb Lacroix from Ecofish Research Ltd. and Charlie Palmer from Hemmera in designing the workshop. The panel of speakers includes individuals from EAO, MoFLNRO (invited), industry, academia and DFO.
This one-day long workshop will launch Generate 2014, prior to the regular proceedings, by exploring and sharing pragmatic and proven approaches to successfully meet compliance targets within the current and dynamic regulatory framework that governs the clean energy industry. The workshop will focus on how to pro-actively design a project’s environmental effects assessment (EA) to facilitate and simplify compliance management during project construction and operation. A key outcome of the day is to create a deeper understanding of the compliance and enforcement framework within which projects are regulated. Topics will include prescribing effective EA commitments, implementing pragmatic mitigation strategies, developing practical and performance-based environmental management and protection plans, understanding the regulatory framework for compliance management, exploring the value of agency engagement and transparency, and maintaining a strong and positive compliance record throughout the life of a project. There will be formal and informal dialogue, and networking opportunities. The workshop will be of interest to all EA and science practitioners working in the clean energy sector; consultants, regulators, developers, and academics.
Additionally, there will be a second session (a panel discussion) at the end of the day entitled: “Oh yes, there are these things that you folks do that cause me grief…”. The concept is that in an non-confrontational and disarming way, with humility, humour and learning at the center of the discussion, Agencies, practitioners, and licensees will engage and answer a series of anonymous questions on situations that many have once faced, and where disappointment, frustration, and perhaps disbelief was experienced. The session promises to be positively explosive, humourous, and hopefully allow all parties to gain a better appreciation for each other’s perspective (and role) in a project’s life-cycle.
For more details visit: http://www.generate2014.ca/program/short-courses/