Environmental Resources


AiMS Environmental is making available the following information so that our clients can familiarize themselves with industry specific terms, jargon and regulations.

Provided also are links to various governmental and organizational bodies within the environmental industry.

AiMS Resource Library


AiMS Frequently Asked Questions
The top 15 questions about what is an environmental assessment and contaminated brownsfield site

Glossary of Terms and Regulations
The Glossary of Environmental Terms is a useful quick reference for laymen wanting to know more about environmental jargon they come across

Brownsfields Redevelopment Ontario (Regulation 153/04)
Rules for cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated and underused industrial and commercial properties called Brownfields

Amendments Summary to Ontario Brownfields Regulation 153/04 (PDF)
Amendment issued as new regulation 511/09 – Amendments to Record of Site Condition Part XV.1 of the Act, under the Environmental Protection Act

Guide for Completing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (PDF)
Practical guide for the completion of a phase one environmental site assessment under Ontario Regulation 153/04

Guide for Completing Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (PDF)
Practical guide for the completion of a phase two environmental site assessment under Ontario Regulation 153/04


Provincial Regulations and Guidelines


ONTARIO REGULATION 511/09
Ontario Regulation 511/09 made under the Environmental Protection Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 278/05
Designated Substance – Asbestos on Construction Project and in Buildings and Repair Operations

ONTARIO REGULATION 153/04
Records of Site Condition – Part XV.1 of the Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 153/04
Amendments Slideshow

ONTARIO REGULATION 558/00
Amendment to Regulation 347 (Waste Management) applying exclusively to hazardous and liquid industrial waste


Government Internet Resources


Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Leading to healthier communities and economic prosperity through the protection of Ontario’s air, land and water

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO)
An independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues

Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO)
Brings together five Ontario tribunals and boards which adjudicate matters related to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, property assessment, land valuation and other matters

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Very informative website on environmental site remediation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. One of the best kept secrets of the environmental industry

Environment Canada
Canada’s Internet resource for weather and environmental information


Organization Internet Resources


Canadian Environmental
A site with information for the environmental professional. Pertinent environmental legislation for Ontario

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CCME works to promote effective intergovernmental cooperation and coordinated approaches to inter-jurisdictional issues such as air pollution and toxic chemicals

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Cleantech refers to technologies that improve business performance while using resources more responsibly, and that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impact.

Compost Council of Canada
A national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance composting

Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from asbestos exposure to malignant mesothelioma

Find a Mesothelioma Law Firm
Free brochures and information from the leading mesothelioma law firms in your area

Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation
The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation leads and supports initiatives that preserve, protect, and restore the environmental integrity of the Oak Ridges Moraine north of Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Environmental Business Directory
This site includes a search feature and can be used to identify solution providers and strategic partners

Environmental Resources