Environment Committee

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Item/File Ext.
env - 01-12 - carp landfill funding
quarterly performance report to council, q2: april 1 - june 30, 2012
Quarterly Performance ENG.pdf
Document 1-Quarterly Performance Report to Council Q2 2012.pdf
Quarterly Performance FRENCH.pdf
Document 1- Quarterly Performance Report to Council Q2 2012FR.pdf
status update - environment committee inquiries and motions - for the period ending 5 october 2012
03 - Document 1 - Inquiries and Motions.xls
multi year rate budgets - response to committee direction
04 - FINAL-Multi Year Rate Budget.docx
2011 drinking water quality management system annual report
05 - ACS2012-COS-ESD-0007 - DWQMS Management Review Report_Final[1].docx
05 - ACS2012-COS-ESD-0007 - DWQMS Management Review Report_Final[1]FRENCH.docx
new wastewater systems effluent regulations under the fisheries act
06 - ACS2012-COS-ESD-0019 - WSER - Report to EC[1].docx
terms of reference for an environmental assessment of the proposed capital region resource recovery centre
ACS2012COSESD0024 - Taggart.docx
ACS2012COSESD0024TaggartFRdocx
DOCUMENT 1 - Staff Comments on CRRRC.doc
environmental assessment of a new landfill footprint at the west carleton environmental centre
Carp Landfill Expansion draft_EN-FINAL.docx
Carp Landfill Expansion draft_FR-FINAL.docx
Document 1 - Comments on ToR[2].doc
Document 2 - CRA Memo[1].docx
Document 3 - Staff Comments on Final EA1.doc
solid waste management by-law
ACS2012COSESD0023 - EC Report - Solid Waste Mgmt Bylaw-EN.docx
ACS2012COSESD0023 - EC Report - Solid Waste Mgmt Bylaw-FR.docx
ACS2012COSESD0023 -Document 1- EC Report - Solid Waste Mgmt Bylaw.docx
west urban community - wastewater collection system master servicing plan study
ACS2012PAIPGM0209West Urban Community.docx
ACS2012PAIPGM0209 - Document 1 - WUC_final report_Including_Appendices[1].pdf

Votes

ITEM: ENV - 01-12 - Carp Landfill Funding

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the committee RECEIVE the item for information
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ITEM: QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT TO COUNCIL, Q2: APRIL 1 - JUNE 30, 2012

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the Environment Committee receive this report for further review and discussion of the service areas’ performance results, as outlined in document 1.
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ITEM: STATUS UPDATE - ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE INQUIRIES AND MOTIONS - FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 5 OCTOBER 2012

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the committee RECEIVE the item for information
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ITEM: MULTI YEAR RATE BUDGETS - RESPONSE TO COMMITTEE DIRECTION

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the Environment Committee recommend Council: 1. Approve a multi-year approach to planning and budgeting; and 2. Table a 2 Year Rate Budget in January, 2013 covering the years 2013 and 2014; and 3. Prepare a future Rate Budgets on a 4 Year basis consistent with the Term of Council; and 4. Direct staff to develop a policy outlining the approach to multi-year budgeting and business planning.
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ITEM: 2011 DRINKING WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ANNUAL REPORT

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the committee RECEIVE the item for information
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ITEM: NEW WASTEWATER SYSTEMS EFFLUENT REGULATIONS UNDER THE FISHERIES ACT

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the committee RECEIVE the item for information
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ITEM: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPOSED CAPITAL REGION RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the Environment Committee recommend Council: 1. Endorse the comments contained in Document 1 as the City’s comments on Taggart Miller Environmental Services Terms of Reference for an Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre. 2. Commit up to a maximum of $50,000, non-renewable, from the Solid Waste Reserve Fund to be distributed to community groups within the city of Ottawa, in the area surrounding the proposed Taggart Miller facility, to help retain experts to assist with technical peer review during the environmental assessment process; and 3. Delegate to the City Treasurer the authority to determine which City of Ottawa groups receive funding and to ensure that the appropriate rules with respect to the distribution and usage of the funds are strictly followed.
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ITEM: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF A NEW LANDFILL FOOTPRINT AT THE WEST CARLETON ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: >WHEREAS the Ontario provincial mandate suggests 60% waste diversion from all waste streams; > >AND WHEREAS Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has requested 6.5 million cubic meters during the period of ten years in their Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed expansion of the company’s landfill operation at the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC); > >AND WHEREAS the staff report requests that the overall approved capacity of the landfill site should be reduced from the requested 6.5M cubic meters to 5M cubic meters which would reflect WM’s commitment to waste diversion from landfilling. > >AND WHEREAS modern landfill operations use much more efficient compaction technology, as well , many modern landfills use low volume daily cover materials other than native or impacted soil material (tarps, spray material, auto fluff etc.) which puts more waste into less airspace; all of which reduce the need for airspace; > >AND WHEREAS with the use of m
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Motion To: >WHEREAS the proposed WCEC landfill expansion is located over a groundwater aquifer classified as highly to very highly vulnerable to contamination by both the City of Ottawa and the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region; > >AND WHEREAS residences and business in West Carleton and Goulbourn in the vicinity of the proposed landfill expansion, access the local aquifer for potable water through private wells; > >AND WHEREAS there is existing groundwater impact at the proposed landfill expansion site; > >AND WHEREAS the groundwater contamination lifespan of a landfill is measured in hundreds of years; > >THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: >1. The proposed WCEC landfill expansion contain a comprehensive groundwater protection program to collect and treat all leachate produced during the contamination lifespan of the facility; and >2. The groundwater protection program include best Management Practices and Mitigation to handle current and future potential impacts;
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Motion To: >WHEREAS Waste Management of Canada (WM) has had on-going issues of odour, litter, traffic and environmental compliance in the local community when the existing landfill site on Carp Road was in operation; > >AND WHEREAS the city of Ottawa’s staff report has requested that WM commit to regular reporting on groundwater, surface water, sewer use and operational impacts and that any issues should be reported to the Mayor, West-end Councillors and General Manager of Environmental Services within 24 hours of identification; > >AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s staff report has requested that WM report all odour, litter, noise and traffic complaints received by WM or forwarded to WM by other parties to the General Manager of Environmental Services and the West-end Councillors within 24 hours of receipt and include how and when the problem was addressed; > >AND WHEREAS the city of Ottawa’s staff report has required that WM establish a Public Liaison Committee (PLC) that invit
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Motion To: >WHEREAS Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has submitted their final Environmental Assessment (EA) Report to the Ministry of the Environment for the proposed expansion of the company’s landfill operation at the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC); > >AND WHEREAS City of Ottawa’s staff report has requested a defined service area for the WCEC landfill to be Ottawa and Lanark County; > >AND WHEREAS the Minister of the Environment will be in the process of reviewing the City of Ottawa’s comments to the EA; > >AND WHEREAS waste disposed of, at landfill operations can come from waste transfer stations; > >AND WHEREAS the source of waste from transfer stations cannot be verified and could be from outside the defined service area of Ottawa and Lanark County; > >THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to include in comments on proposed new transfer stations in Ottawa and Lanark and amendments to Environment Compliance Approvals for existing
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Motion To: >WHEREAS the staff comments in Document 3, section 6.7.7 Transportation state that “the comments that we have on the Transportation Detailed Impact Assessment are related to road design required to accommodate the site, which will be addressed later after the approval of the EA”; > >AND WHEREAS staff recommendations will only apply should the EA receive approval from the Ministry of the Environment; > >THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the comment be reworded to the following “The comments that we have on the Transportation Detailed Impact Assessment are related to road design required to accommodate the site, which will be addressed if the EA is approved”.
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Motion To: WHEREAS traffic in the vicinity of the Carp Landfill is a concern to the City and residents; AND WHEREAS the staff report notes that the City will require Waste Management Corporation to participate in any future discussions on the widening of Carp Road; AND WHEREAS it is appropriate that such comment include a clear recognition of the need to Waste Management Corporation to contribute to the cost of such widening; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following recommendation be added to the report; AND FURTHER THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Waste Management Corporation be advised that the City will require through the site plan process that it contribute a proportionate share to the cost of widening Carp Road.
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Motion To: That the Environment Committee recommend Council endorse the comments contained in Document 3 as the City’s comments on Waste Management of Canada Corporation’s Environmental Assessment for a New Landfill Footprint at the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) (September 2012), and direct staff to forward the approved comments to the Ministry of the Environment and Waste Management of Canada Corporation, as amended by the following: >1. >That the capacity being considered at the WCEC landfill be reduced to 4 million cubic metres capacity, based on 400,000 tonnes per year for the period of ten years; and, > > That the Ministry put in place programs and policies necessary to move the ICI sector from its current 17 percent diversion rate to the Ministry’s target of 60 percent diversion before considering new or expanded landfills to dispose of residual ICI wastes; and > >2. >That the proposed WCEC landfill expansion contain a comprehensive groundwater protection pr
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ITEM: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the Environmental Services Department undertake specific public consultation during the Solid Waste Management Plan on a four bag limit and that this matter be brought back to Committee and Council in Q1 of 2013 during the Waste Management Plan process; and, That the Solid Waste By-Law regarding bag limits be brought back at the same time to Committee and Council for further consideration.
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Motion To: That the Environment Committee recommend Council approve the revised Solid Waste Management Bylaw as listed in Document 1, to be effective 29 October 2012; as amended by the following: That the Environmental Services Department undertake specific public consultation during the Solid Waste Management Plan on a four bag limit and that this matter be brought back to Committee and Council in Q1 of 2013 during the Waste Management Plan process; and, That the Solid Waste By-Law regarding bag limits be brought back at the same time to Committee and Council for further consideration.
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ITEM: WEST URBAN COMMUNITY - WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM MASTER SERVICING PLAN STUDY

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the Environment Committee refer the West Urban Community – Wastewater Collection System Master Servicing Plan Study report to the Planning Committee.
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Mathieu Fleury mathieu.fleury@ottawa.ca 613-580-2482
Allan Hubley allan.hubley@ottawa.ca 613-580-2752
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