Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal

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About the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee is an independent group formed by local government to ensure a fair process that fully considers the economic, social, cultural and natural environmental impacts of the proposed landfill.

The Coordinating Committee was formed with the express purpose of overseeing and directing the work of the Peer Review Team for the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal's Environmental Assessment. The environmental assessment will be reviewed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to determine whether or not the project can move ahead.

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee includes the heads of council and chief administrative officers of Zorra Township, the Town of Ingersoll, the Township of South-West Oxford and the County of Oxford. A representative of law firm Garrod Pickfield LLP and newly appointed Peer Review Team Manager Chris Haussmann are also part of the Committee.

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee first announced the Peer Review Team on February 7, 2013. In May 2016, the list of review panel experts was updated to its current state:

Discipline area

Peer Review Team Lead(s)

Peer Review Team Manager F. Chris Haussmann, Haussmann Consulting Inc. 
Economic and municipal finance Cam Watson and Barbara O'Connor, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.
Environmental Assessment process and Interdiciplinary Coordination Mike Bricks, Morrison Hershfield
Legal Peter Pickfield, Garrod Pickfield LLP
Public consultation and social impacts David R. Hardy and Noah Brotman, Hardy Stevenson and Associates
Land use planning Allan Ramsay, Allan Ramsay Planning Associates
Visual impacts Mark Schollen, Schollen & Company Inc.
Air quality and air emissions Antoon (Tony) van der Vooren, AMEC
Noise and vibration John Emerson Coulter, J.E. Coulter Associates Ltd.
Landfill design, geotechnical, surface water, landfill gas and gas utilization Wayne Cooley, CH2MHILL Canada Ltd.
Groundwater impacts Jason Balsdon, ResEnv Consulting Ltd.
Ecosystems and terrestrial impacts Mirek Sharp, North-South Environmental Inc.
Aquatic impacts Brian Fraser, EcoMetrix Inc.
Traffic impacts John Hemingway, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Agriculture impacts David B. Hodgson, DBH Soil Services Inc.
Cultural Heritage Linda Axford, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure
Human Health Risk Assessment Derek Hillis, NovaTox Inc.

Updated October 27, 2016