Contact

Last updated: December 2015

Director's Office
Municipal and Industrial Section
Land Use and Energy Section
Soil, Animal Waste and Conservation Section
Hazardous Waste, Petroleum and Contaminated Sites Section
Office Staff

Mailing Address

Manitoba Sustainable Development
Environmental Approvals
2nd floor 123 Main Street (Box 80)
Winnipeg MB R3C 1A5
CANADA

Courier Address

Manitoba Sustainable Development
Environmental Approvals
2nd floor, 123 Main St
Winnipeg MB R3C 1A5
CANADA

General Inquiry: (204) 945-8321
Fax: (204) 945-5229
Internet: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/eal

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The Director has the overall responsibility for the administration of the environmental assessment and licensing process under The Environment Act and The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act, the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation, the Pesticides Regulation, the Waste Disposal Grounds Regulation, and the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation, and the making of licensing and permitting decisions under these Acts and regulations.

Director:

Tracey Braun, M. Sc.
Phone No.: (204) 945-7071
Email: Tracey.Braun@gov.mb.ca

You may contact the Environmental Approvals Branch when there is a potential project that requires a review and approval pursuant to the Acts listed above, or for general information on the Act and the environmental assessment and licensing process.

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Municipal and Industrial Section

This Section is responsible for managing the technical review and assessment of development proposals related to municipal and industrial wastewater, , waste management facilities, livestock manure storage facilities and confined livestock areas, mines and manufacturing facilities. This section is also responsible for reviewing applications for Certificates of Approval for wastewater collection systems pursuant to The Public Health Act, for administering the Incinerators Regulation, including processing incinerator registrations, and managing the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation to ensure that water and wastewater facilities are operated by competent and trained operators. This section is responsible for coordinating the maintenance of Manitoba’s ambient air quality monitoring stations and the reporting on air quality.

Manager:

Siobhan Burland Ross, M .Eng., P. Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: (204) 945-7015
Email: Siobhan.BurlandRoss@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for supervision of staff and overall management of activities of the Section. Also responsible for:

  • Environment Act Proposals as needed; and
  • Public Health Act applications for Certificates of Approval for wastewater collection systems; and
  • Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation (MR 77/2003).

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Staff:

Brian Asher, Ph. D.
Air Quality Analyst
Phone No.: (204) 390-2432
Email: Brian.Asher@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the coordination and operation of Manitoba's air quality monitoring network; Provincial representative for National Air Pollution Surveillance Network.

Responsible for review of new and existing developments for potential impacts to air quality.

Responsible for providing advice to the department on air quality related issues and activities.

Responsible for data on the website: .ManitobaAirQuality.ca

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Bereket Assefa, Ph. D., P. Eng.
Senior Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: (204) 945-5081
Email: Bereket.Assefa@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for review of permit applications under the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation (MR 42/98) as follows:

  • manure storage facilities and confined livestock areas.

Responsible for environmental asessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

Waste Treatment Storage and Scrap Processing

  • wastewater treatment lagoons, aerated wastewater treatment lagoons, and wastewater treatmement plants;
  • application of biosolids to agricultural land and mangement and disposal of wastewater treatment sludge and residuals

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Eshetu Beshada, Ph. D, P. Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No: (204) 945-7023
Email: Eshetu.Beshada@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:
Manufacturing

  • bulk materials handling facilities, cement plants, permanent concrete batch plants, foundries, gasification plants, and manufacturing and industrial plants with atmospheric emissions.

Transportation

  • asphalt plants.

Forestry

  • plywood and particle wood plants.

Responsible for administering the Incinerators Regulation, including processing incinerator registrations and conducting associated inspections.

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Robert Boswick, P. Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: (204) 945-6030
Email: Robert.Boswick@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:
Agricultural

  • dairy plants, food processing plants, and meat processing and slaughter plants.

Manufacturing

  • manufacturing and industrial plants with wastewater discharges.

Mining

  • mines, milling facilities, refineries, smelters, and tailings management areas.

Waste Treatment and Storage and Scrap Processing

  • wastewater treatment lagoons, aerated wastewater treatment lagoons and wastewater treatment plants.
  • application of biosolids to agricultural land and management and disposal of wastewater treatment sludge and residuals.

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Asit Dey, P.Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: 204 945- 2614
Email: Asit.Dey@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

Waste Treatment and Storage and Scrap Processing

  • wastewater treatment lagoons, aerated wastewater treatment lagoons and wastewater treatment plants;
  • application of biosolids to agricultural lands and management and disposal of wastewater treatment sludge and residuals.

Responsible for review of applications for Certificates of Approval for wastewater collection systems pursuant to The Public Health Act.

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Donna Garcia, B. Sc.
Certification Program Coordinator
Phone No.: (204) 945-7065
Email: Donna.Garcia@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for implementation of sub-programs under the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation (MR 77/2003), as follows:

  • classification program for water and wastewater facilities;
  • certification program for operators of water and wastewater facilities; and
  • the water and wastewater certification examination program.

Pat Goran
Certification Program Clerk
Phone No.: (204) 945-2791
Email: Pat.Goran@gov.mb.ca

Provides support and clerical service for the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation (MR 77/2003).

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B. Sagan, P.Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: (204) 945-5234
Email: Barsha.Sagan@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for review of permit applications under the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Regulation (MR 42/98) as follows::

  • manure storage facilities and confined livestock areas.

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

WasteTreatment and Storage and Scrap Processing

  • wastewater treatment lagoons, aerated wastewater treatment lagoons, and wastewater treatment plants;
  • application of biosolids to agricultural land and management and disposal of wastewater treatment sludge and residuals.

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Cory Graham, P. Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone: (204) 250-7645
Email: Cory.Switzer@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

  • Class 1 Waste Disposal Grounds;
  • Composting facilities.


Responsible for the environmental assessment and permitting of proposals under the Waste Disposal Grounds Regulation for Class 2 and Class 3 Waste Disposal Grounds and Waste Transfer Stations.

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Jennifer Winsor, P. Eng.
Environmental Engineer
Phone No.: (204) 945-7012
Email: Jennifer.Winsor@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

Agricultural

  • dairy plants, food processing plants, rendering plants and meat processing and slaughter plants.

Manufacturing

  • manufacturing and industrial plants with wastewater discharges.

Energy Production

  • thermal electric generating stations.

Forestry

  • pulp and paper mills.

Mining

  • mines, milling facilities, refineries, smelters, and tailings management areas.

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Land Use and Energy Section

This Section is responsible for managing the technical review and assessment of proposed land use and energy development proposals, including hydroelectric and wind generation facilities, forest management practices, transportation and transmission projects, water development and control projects, and recreation developments.

Staff:

Elise Dagdick, B.Sc.
Environment Officer
Phone No.: (204) 619-0709
Email: Elise.Dagdick@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

Forestry

  • forest management proposals.

Transportation and Transmission

  • highways and roads, power transmission lines, water and petroleum pipelines.

Recreation

  • recreation and tourist developments including resorts, golf courses, marinas and ski hills.

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Darrell Ouimet
Environment Officer
Phone No.: (204) 803-1389
Email: Darrell.Ouimet@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:
Energy Production

  • hydro developments and wind farms

Transportation and Transmission

  • highways and roads, power transmission lines.

Mining

  • peat mines

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Bruce Webb, P. Eng.
Water Development & Control Assessment Officer
Phone No.: (204) 945-7021
Email: Bruce.Webb@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for environmental assessment and licensing of Proposals under The Environment Act, as follows:

Waste Disposal

  • water treatment plants.

Water Development and Control

  • flood control projects, water supply impoundments, land drainage projects, irrigation projects, works resulting in modification to lake or river levels, alterations to stream channels which affect fish mobility and fish habitat, water withdrawal projects and aquifer recharge systems.

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Soil, Animal Waste and Conservation Section

This Section is responsible for coordination of provincially administered programs under Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation, the Pesticides Regulation, and the Non-Essential Pesticides Regulation, under The Environment Act.  This includes manure management planning, water analysis reporting, and in-active manure storage facilities related to livestock operations.  It also includes processing of Pesticides Use Permits and Licences for applicable agriculture related ventures with regards to the Non-Essential Pesticides Regulation.

Manager:

Jen Webb, M .Sc., P. Ag.
Phone No.: (204) 945-8541
Email: Jen.Webb@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for management of the Soil, Animal Waste and Conservation Section. Regulations under The Environment Act administered by the section include:

  • Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation
  • Pesticides Regulation
  • Non-Essential Pesticides Regulation
  • Classes of Development Regulation (limited to bulk materials handling facilities, grain elevators and seed treatment facilities)

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Staff:

Richard Balog
Manure Management Plan Coordinator
Phone No.: (204) 945-3078
Email: Richard.Balog@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the administration of the Manure Management Plan (MMP) aspect of the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation (M.R. 42/98), as follows:

  • Review and process MMPs from livestock operations required to submit by the regulation;
  • Determine compliance with the requirements and carry out corresponding enforcements as necessary; and
  • Respond to inquiries pertaining with MMPs.

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Andrea Bergman
Technical Review Officer
Phone No.: (204) 945-4384
Email: Andrea.Bergman@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for source water quality reports and monitoring well/sump pit sampling reports required under The Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation (MR 42/98)

Departmental representative for the Technical Review Committee for the establishment or expansion of livestock operations, subject to Part 7 of The Planning Act.

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Krystal Penner
Pesticide and Agricultural Program Specialist
Phone No: (204) 945-7107
Email: Krystal.Penner@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for coordinating and administrating provincial regulations related to pesticide use and agricultural developments, including:

  • Environment Act Licensing under The Environment Act for bulk material handling facilities including grain elevators, seed cleaning plants and the storage, transfer or sale of fertilizer and/or crop protection/production (pesticide) products.
  • West Nile Virus Ministerial Health Orders under The Environment Act
  • Pesticide Use Permits under the Pesticides Regulation
  • The Non-Essential Pesticide Regulation under The Environment Act
  • Emergency Use Pesticide Registration review under The Pest Control Products Act. .

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Diane Smith, M.Sc., P. Ag
Soils Specialist
Phone No.: (204) 391-0540
Email: Diane.Smith@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for several aspects under the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation (M.R. 42/98) including:

  • Coordination, administration and enforcement of the annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) compliance monitoring program (i.e. field audit)
  • Review and process Emergency Winter Spreading Authorization requests and other manure spreading variance requests
  • Respond to inquiries regarding manure application
  • Assist in the review and processing of MMPs.

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Bryce Wood
Environment Officer
Phone No.: (204) 781-7226
Email: Bryce.Wood@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for administration of the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation, specifically the following program areas:

  • Phosphorus components of Manure Management Planning.
  • Registration Program for Unpermitted Manure Storage Facilities
  • Decommissioning and Maintenance Plans for Manure Storage Facilities.
  • Liaison for stakeholders to promote awareness and compliance with legislation.

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Hazardous Waste, Petroleum and Contaminated Sites Section

This section is responsible for the protection of human health and Manitobas environment through administration and management of the following programs:

  • Contaminated and Impacted Sites Program
  • Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Program (OWMS)
  • Petroleum Storage Program
  • Solid Waste Program
  • Hazardous Waste Program
  • Environmental Liabilities Program

Work performed by this section related to these programs includes:

  • program delivery and provision of related services;
  • ensuring an effective and efficient regulatory framework including the development of strategies and standards, as well as regulations, policies, and guidelines;
  • facilitaion of the development of consistent and integrated environmental strategies and policies;
  • provision of technical expertise and legislation interpretation to industries and the public; and
  • periodically reviewing, updating and developing relevant environmental legislation.

Field delivery of these programs is carried out by Environmental Compliance and Enforcement branch.

Manager:

Crystal Eyjolfson, B.E.S. hons
Phone No.: (204) 945-6168
Email: Crystal.Eyjolfson@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for supervision of staff and overall management of activities of the Section.

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Staff:

Trudy Gilbertson
Petroleum Storage Specialist
Phone No.: (204) 470-8315
Email:Trudy.Gilbertson@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for:

  • the delivery of the Petroleum Product and Allied Product Storage and Handling regulation; and;
  • review and issuance of petroleum and allied petroleum storage facility operating permits.

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Ines Hiraoka, B.Sc.
Environmental Remediation Program Specialist
Phone No.: (204) 945-3069
Email: Ines.Hiraoka@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for delivery of the Sustainable Development Environmental Remediation Program including:

  • development and issuance of Requests for Proposals for Environmental Remediation Program projects; and
  • project management and technical reviews/oversight of Environmental Remediation Program Projects.

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Ashley Keep, B.Sc., EP
Solid Waste Management Coordinator
Phone No: (204) 803-0532
Email: Ashley.Keep@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for administering the Waste Disposal Ground Regulation including:

  • permitting all solid waste facilities including waste disposal grounds, transfer stations, and composting facilities;
  • enforcement of the Waste Disposal Grounds Regulation; and
  • development of policies, procedures, guidelines and information bulletins for the Solid Waste Program.

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Raj Rathamano, M.Sc.
Hazardous Waste Program Specialist
Phone No.: (204) 945-7086
Email: Raj.Rathamano@gov.mb.ca 

Responsible for the administration of the regulations pursuant to The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act that sets out requirements pertaining to the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste including:

  • the registration of hazardous waste generators; and
  • the licensing of hazardous waste carriers and hazardous waste receivers.

Cory Alexander Bell-Froese, B.A., I.S.T.
Hazardous Waste Program Clerk
Phone No.: (204) 945-2755
Email: Cory.Bell-Froese@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the administration of the Hazardous Waste Program, including:

  • processing hazardous waste generator registrations and manifests.

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Raymond Reichelt, P.Geo
Contaminated Sites Program Coordinator
Phone No.: (204) 795-9519
Email: Raymond.Reichelt@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the coordination of the Contaminated/Impacted Sites Program including:

  • administration of The Contaminated Sites Remediation Act (CSRA) and the Contaminated Sites Remediation regulation (CSRR);
  • development of guidelines and information bulletins on the Contaminated/Impacted Sites Program;
  • maintenance of the Sites Registry for Designated Contaminated Sites and Designated Impacted Sites; and
  • updating internal procedures for delivering the Contaminated/Impacted Sites Program.

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Warren Rospad, B.Sc
Contaminated Sites Specialist
Phone No.: (204) 330- 2685
Email: Warren.Rospad@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the oversight and administration of the Contaminated/Impacted Sites program including::

  • review and concurrence of Remediation Plans (RPS);
  • inspection of remedial activities;
  • review of Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs);
  • site inspection of ESA activities;
  • inspection of monitoring activities;
  • invstigation of complaints and suspected sites;
  • inspection, monitoring and review of soil recycling facilities and single use sites;
  • designation of sites under the CSRA; and
  • enforcement of the CSRA

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Derek Smith, BSc, Tech. Dipl., C.P.H.I.
Onsite Wastewater Management Specialist
Phone No: (204) 794-1176
Email: Derek.Smith@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the Onsite Wastewater Management Program including::

  • development and administration of the Onsite Wastewater Management System Regulation, Standards of Practice, and program policies and guidelines;
  • development and implementation of the education and training program;
  • provision of technical support to ensure effective and consistent program delivery;
  • certification of OWMS Installers, and
  • registration of Sewage Haulers.

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Office Staff:

Branch Administrative Assistant:
Sonikile Tembo, B. Env.D.
Phone No: (204) 945-8321
Email Soni.Tembo@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for Branch administrative/secretarial duties & website.

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Approvals Clerk:
Tania Steele
Phone No: (204) 945-7038
Email: Tania.Steele@gov.mb.ca

Responsible for the processing of Environment Act and Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act Proposals. Maintains client file database. Prepares and maintains public registry files.