Course Description

On March 12, 2021 the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board (“EAB”) issued a lengthy decision in a long-running appeal concerning the regulation and enforcement of odour at a composting facility located in Delta, BC. In its decision, the EAB rejected various efforts by Metro Vancouver to restrict odour from the facility through air quality permit requirements.

Steven will review the decision and its implications on municipal efforts to regulate odour through the use of air quality bylaws.

Steven J. Evans

Steven is a litigation associate in the Vancouver office of Miller Thomson LLP with a practice that focuses on commercial litigation, environmental law and insurance defence. He has represented clients in environmental matters before the BC Supreme Court and the Environmental Appeal Board, including on contaminated sites claims. Steven is the secretary of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch’s Environmental Law subsection.

Course curriculum

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    GeoPro Talks - The Regulation and Enforcement of Odour:

    • GeoPro Talks - The Regulation and Enforcement of Odour: A Review of the EAB’s Decision in GFL Environmental Inc. and District Director, Environmental Management Act


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