AWMA Ontario Section meeting, PCB workshop

The Air & Waste Management Association Ontario Section (AWMA-OS) has scheduled two meetings that are of interest to waste management and environment professionals.

On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, the Air & Waste Management Association Ontario Section (AWMA-OS) will hold a breakfast meeting in Toronto, the topic of which will be "The History and Future of Incineration" an examination of incineration and thermal treatment of waste and the issues affecting its acceptance in Canada. The guest speaker will be John Chandler of A.J. Chandler & Associates.

Hot breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event is held at held Ontario Bar Association, Conference Room A+B, 2nd Floor, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto (near King St. subway stop). Members $25 (in advance), $30 at the door, Non-Members $35 (in advance), $40 at the door, Students $20 (in advance), $25 at the door.

To register, send your contact information by e-mail to If you are a member, please include your registration number. For more information, call John Nicholson at 905-271-2845.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2003 the AWMA-OS will hold a day workshop on "PCB Waste Legislation, Enforcement, Transportation and Destruction" at the Toronto Board of Trade, 830 Dixon Road, Toronto (8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.)

Speakers include:

Francine Laperrire, Environment Canada
"Inventory of PCB Wastes in Canada"
"Draft amendments of the Chlorobiphenyls Regulations and of the Storage of PCB Material Regulations"

Ken De, Environment Canada Ontario Region
"Progress under the U.S./Canada Binational Toxics Strategy to Phase Out PCBs"

Invited Speaker from the Waste Management Policy Branch, Ministry of the Environment
"Draft Regulation: The Management of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Wastes in Ontario"

Invited Speaker from the Investigations & Enforcement Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
"Enforcement of PCB Regulations in Ontario"

Jean-Stfane Bergeron, Transport of Dangerous Goods Inspector, Transport Canada
"PCBs and Transportation Issues"

James Sbrolla, Environmental Business Consultants
"PCB Waste Destruction Alternatives in Ontario"

The cost for the workshop includes a light breakfast, coffee break and lunch. Please indicate provide your AWMA number if you are a member. AWMA members pay $175 before Nov. 21 and $200 after that date. Non-members pay $200 before Nov. 21 and $225 afterwards. Students pay $75 before and $100 after Nov. 21.

To register, please mail or fax to your name, address, phone number and payment (cheque payable to "AWMA-OS" or VISA, with number and expiry date) to Dr. You-Zhi Tang c/o JWEL, 1200 Denison St., Markham, Ontario L3R 8G6 or fax: 905-479-9326.

For more information, contact John Nicholson at 905-271-2845