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Goodmans ePresents: Ontario’s New On-site and Excess Soil Framework: Implications for the Construction and Environmental Sectors


Lawyer Joseph Cosentino, Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Catherine Lyons
Area Environmental Law


On January 1, 2021, the first phase of the Ontario’s new On-Site and Excess Soil Management framework came into force. This framework governs the movement of excavated soils and will create liabilities for landowners, construction managers and consultants involved in the process.

Our panel of experts reviewed how the framework will impact the construction industry and environmental contractors and discuss best practices moving forward, including:

  • Liability for the lawful transportation, re-use, and/or disposal of excess soil;
  • Early characterization and pre-planning activities; and
  • Development of excess soil contracts.

Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Goodmans LLP

Catherine A. Lyons, Goodmans LLP
Joseph Cosentino, Goodmans LLP
Tom Guoth, Principal, GHD Limited
Warren Croft, Principal, GHD Limited

Original Program Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2021

CPD Value:
1 Substantive Hour

Archive Recording
Presentation Materials

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Other Information: Attended a live virtual program moderated by M. Lakatos-Hayward, Goodmans LLP with T. Guoth and W. Croft of GHD Limited, and C. Lyons and J. Cosentino of Goodmans LLP, discussing how the excess soil framework will impact the construction and environmental sectors [Insert Time Viewed].

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