Frank C. Colozza Principal and Senior Hydrogeologist
JFM Environmental Limited
Mr. Colozza is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) and a Qualified Person (Q.P.) under Ontario Regulation 153/04. He is also a founding partner of JFM Environmental Limited. He has been responsible for the development, design and implementation of multi-discipline (i.e. hydrogeology, geochemistry and engineering) environmental projects at contaminated and hazardous sites throughout Ontario and certain areas of Quebec. Mr. Colozza has conducted large scale hydrogeological studies associated with groundwater impact from contaminant releases in fractured rock.
Mr. Colozza has conducted hundreds of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential properties. The work was undertaken on behalf of both private and public sector clients at locations throughout Ontario and Quebec.
These assessments were of a qualitative (Phase I) and/or a quantitative (Phase II) nature. In all cases, the assessments focused on the environmental condition of the real property (i.e. in terms of solid/hazardous waste management, fuel/chemical storage, soil/groundwater contamination, air emissions, underground storage tanks, asbestos, PCB, UFFI, etc., as applicable). Some assignments also consisted of assessing the environmental risk posed by existing and/or historical operations to the environmental condition of the sites, surrounding properties and/or other sensitive receptors (i.e. ecological and human). His work with land development firms has included the hydrogeological assessment of wetland complexes. One assignment consisted of assessing the soil and groundwater regimes of a meadow marsh that was moved to allow the continuation of a planned residential development.
Mr. Colozza has also provided expert witness testimony in trial litigation and at the Ontario Municipal Board. He recently received a Lieutenant Governor's Appointment to the APGO Council.
Scott Freiburger, President
AET Group Inc.
Scott is currently president and CEO of AET Group Inc., which was originally founded in 1998 operating under the name Associated Environmental Technologies that was renamed AET Consultants in 2001. As the founding principal of AET, Scott pioneered the development, implementation and monitoring of solid waste management programs for the construction and IC&I industry. The programs were designed to put industry in compliance with the 3Rs regulations, reduce waste generation and increase waste diversion. In 2008, under Scott’s leadership, AET Consultants forged a merger with three other environmental consulting companies, which included EcoServices, Integrated Green Building Concepts (IGBC) and Eco2 Systems to form the AET Group. In 2011, AET Group completed an acquisition of Manitoba-based Earthbound Environmental, a Canadian environmental consulting firm specializing in providing integrated waste management services to both the public and private sectors.
Scott is an accomplished business owner with progressive business and program development experience coupled with a solid operations background in both the public and private sector waste management industry. Working primarily in the auditing and assessment field, Scott has extensive experience overseeing large municipal waste studies and solid waste management programs for the IC&I sector. Scott is a results-oriented individual with a passion for developing and fostering positive change. He brings ideas to reality. His most recent waste projects include:
- Solid waste composition study for M'Chigeeng and Whitefish River First Nations
- Langley, BC plastics analysis study for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association
- Best practices for the distribution of large capacity blue boxes for the container stream in Durham Region
- Curbside solid waste composition study Including visual participation study for the Regional Municipality of Niagara
- Public spaces solid waste composition analysis study for the Town of Whitby
- Recyclable material contamination study for the Regional Municipality of York MRF
- MRF commodity, residue and feedstock study for the City of Winnipeg
- Demolition and land clearing waste composition study for Metro Vancouver
- IC&I & residential waste composition study including study of inbound material and recycling depot usage survey for the City of Chilliwack, BC
- Oshawa landfill waste composition study including study of inbound material, traffic performance and market identification
- Residential waste composition analysis study for the City of Regina, Saskatchewan
Scott has over 15 years of experience in solid waste management. He is a graduate of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has a diploma in Environmental Engineering from Conestoga College. Scott is an Applied Science Technologist, a Certified Environmental Auditor, a Certified Energy Advisor, a Certified Environmental Professional and a Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor. He also is a LEED Accredited Professional with the Canada Green Building Council and a Certified Facilitator.
Scott has provided technical advice and assistance on 1,000 environmental studies including first-hand expertise in waste and water management for numerous municipalities across Canada, accreditation audits for various standards and programs, GHG inventory and verification, energy assessments and regulatory compliance for both the public and private industry. His strong analytical skills, environmental science background and broad range of environmental consulting experience combine to provide a solid foundation for the development and measuring of environmental indicators.
As a member of numerous associations in Ontario and Canada including the Recycling Council of Ontario, Ontario Waste Management Association, Air and Waste Management Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, Municipal Waste Association, Ontario Environment Industry Association and the Canada Green Building Council; Scott has been actively involved in the development and push for policy change. In addition, he has a strong working relationship with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and a solid understanding of provincial and federal environmental regulations throughout the country.
Scott also has extensive experience developing and delivering training programs. He has developed and delivered courses and workshops on auditing principles, regulatory compliance, environmental management systems, implementation of waste reduction programs and integrated solid waste management.
Scott’s participation on numerous Regional Council and Environmental Committees has given him innate experience and understanding of the key processes of stakeholder engagement and public consultation. Below are some key examples of Scott’s committee involvement:
- Regional Municipality of Waterloo Woodland Strategy Sub-Committee
- Regional Municipality of Waterloo Growth Management Strategy Sub-Committee
- Regional Municipality of Waterloo South Kitchener Transportation Corridor Sub-Committee
- Regional Municipality of Waterloo Provincial Policy Statement Review Sub-Committee
- Chair of Regional Municipality of Waterloo Grand River Conservation Authority Wetland Policies Sub-Committee
- Chair of Waste Advocacy Subcommittee for the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee
Paula Lombardi, Associate
Paula Lombardi is an Associate at Siskinds and practices in the areas of environmental, regulatory and administrative law. Prior to joining Siskinds, Paula worked as an associate at a Bay Street law firm where her practice focused on occupational health and safety, environmental and regulatory matters.
Paula recently spent two years as in-house counsel for a major privately owned US corporation, whose owner is on the Forbes 500 list, and was responsible for all Canadian legal and business issues relating to the import and export of goods, transportation of hazardous materials, remediation of contaminated sites, construction of large infrastructure projects, regulatory compliance, NAFTA matters, and preparation of environmental assessments in the US and Canada.
Paula has a great deal of experience in: providing due diligence advice; dealing with contamination issues; handling of organic chemicals and hazardous wastes; obtaining planning and environmental approvals; defending environmental prosecutions; and assisting companies with environmental and regulatory compliance. Paula has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Provincial Court, and before numerous administrative tribunals.
Paula's environmental and planning work requires extensive review of technical consulting reports and regularly researches and writes opinions on environmental and administrative law matters.
Prior to embarking on a career in law Paula worked as a professional land use planner for the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the Ontario Municipal Board and in the private sector.
Paula graduated with an LL.B from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. She received her B.A.A from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Urban and Regional Planning and finished a post-graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Environmental Engineering. Paula is currently pursuing her LL.M with a focus on administrative law at York University.
Wayne MacLeod, President
Hazard Control Systems Inc.
EH&S Compliance Service Inc.
Wayne A. MacLeod is the President of Hazard Control Systems Inc. and EH&S Compliance Service Inc. He provides consulting, training, and auditing services related to the management of hazardous materials and CSA and ISO standards to industries across Canada, into the USA, and internationally. Formerly, Wayne spent fourteen years in several management positions in the Aluminum Industry with PPG Canada Inc. and Lorlea Architectural Systems.
Wayne has developed teaching materials and lectured at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) Business School (in both the MBA and Executive Education Programs), Fanshawe and Georgian Colleges in courses including environmental law, management systems, auditing, and software applications as well as waste and air quality management. Wayne has lectured at the HAZTECH CANADA and ECO-LOG Environmental Conferences held at the International Centre in Mississauga. As a volunteer executive member of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Wayne also teaches health and safety subjects to London area high school and grade school students.
As project manager and trainer, he has developed and delivered education and training programs relevant to EH&S issues including Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste, Solid Non-Hazardous Waste, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Emergency and Risk Management, Emergency Electrical Power Supplies, and Effective Solutions using Root Cause Analysis.
He has written a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Safety Manual and a 3Rs Compliance Manual, and is presently developing other safety manuals and training programs for different legislation and standards. Training programs regarding most areas of health, safety and environmental legislation are made available to his clients including Emergency Preparedness and Response training.
Professional affiliations include:
- Member of the Canadian Environmental Auditing Association (CEAA)
- Executive member of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
- Past member of the London Chamber of Commerce (LCC)
- Past member of the LCC Environment Committee
- Past Vice-President of Education Toastmasters
- Member of the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), past Assistant Programs Director
Adam Quipp Director
O2E Inc. Environmental Consultants
Mr. Quipp graduated from the Environmental Technology program at Fanshawe College in 1996. Since that time, Mr. Quipp has worked with the Ministry of the Environment and in environmental consulting. Mr. Quipp's experiences in the environmental field have exposed him to hundreds of projects in the capacity of completing the technical work, managing teams completing projects and in reviewing reports prior to their submission to the MOE. In addition, Mr. Quipp has had the opportunity to publish several articles, conduct training in colleges and educate over 2,000 industry representatives through technical seminars. Furthermore, Mr. Quipp has participated in joint industry, consulting and MOE committees and has notable relationships with many of the review engineers in the Approvals and Standards Development Branches. In 2004, Mr. Quipp established O2E with his partner Tim Logan.
Bruce Taylor P. Eng., President
Bruce Taylor is President of Enviro-Stewards Inc., which is an international environmental consulting firm. He is a U of W chemical engineer with 23 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and has expertise in the fields of water efficiency, pollution prevention (P2), energy efficiency (E2), Lean & Clean, Toxics Use Reduction, sustainable development and treatment process design.
In 2010, Mr. Taylor was honoured with the John de Gonzague Memorial Pollution Prevention Visionary Award (which is the highest award in this field in Canada) as well as the MVP2 Champion Award (Honourable Mention) from the US National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. In March 2012, Enviro-Stewards was recognized in the first "Best for the World" list of businesses with less than 10 employees creating the most overall positive social and environmental impact.
Mr. Taylor has completed pollution prevention and conservation work in most industrial sectors. His international development work includes construction of an orphanage in Sudan, earthquake relief in El Salvador, cleaner production training in Laos, and establishing sustainable income generating projects in South Sudan.