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This course provides students with an introduction to Environmental Legislation and Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) related to Environmental Protection and development in Ontario.  A range of legislation is discussed: Acts, associated regulations, Guidelines, Codes of Practice, Environmental Compliance Approvals and By-laws associated with environmental compliance.  Emphasis is placed on awareness of and distinction between Federal, Provincial and Municipal By-laws.  The course provides the background knowledge required to perform environmental site assessments and audits; successful completion of the course requires the completion of a full Environmental Site Assessment of a prescribed property.