Environmental Crises: Management of Risks and Liabilities

First we have Lloyd Torrens, he is from IEC
Independent Environmental Professionals. He has over 40 years of experience in environmental
management preparation and also advancement across a variety of industries and contexts including
transportation, oil and gas, power, mining as well as waste monitoring. And he has substantial experience in the advancement
of as well as execution of ecological administration systems, preparing ecological management
plans and also using finest administration methods. He, for the much better component of his job, was
with SNC-Lavalin. He existed, I think for 39 years, if I.
am not incorrect, Lloyd. Lloyd is going to kick us off today.
with some history, however I won'' t offer away his presentation. Over to you, Lloyd.Thank you, Kate. As Kate pointed out, I am a senior associate.
with IEC, Environmental Independent Consultants, and also I specialized in ecological and also social.
effect evaluations, allowing as well as environmental management particularly. To provide you a little of background on.
IEC, Independent Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned ecological consulting.
company that offers experience in environmental science, design, planning and calculated.
guidance to clients throughout Canada and all over the world. Our team has functioned extensively with municipalities,.
private market companies, industrial organizations, first nations, public interest teams, regulation.
firms, regulative agencies and all levels of government. We have a diverse team of elderly degree consultants.
with 25-45 years of experience in consulting, government as well as industry. Today what I am mosting likely to do is offer you some.
history on environmental events that have taken place in the last 60 years. This certain slide demonstrates how events have.
essentially taken place over the 60-year duration and the rise in regularity by type. Flooding, thunderstorms and wild fires, as an example,.
have raised substantially in the last 30 years or so.This is typical around the globe. In regards to the environmental events, what.
I am mosting likely to do is talk about the ecological dilemmas that have actually taken place in regards to all-natural.
occasions, the disasters related to them as well as after that I am mosting likely to talk later about commercial.
events that have actually happened, especially related to facilities. The ecological dilemmas all-natural events: The.
first one I will discuss is Hurricane Hazel. Typhoon Hazel occurred in 1954. The Toronto location received 225 mm of rainfall over.
a 36-40 hr duration. The hurricane started when it got to landfall.
in the U.S. It was a classification 4 cyclone and also it was to break down to a group 1. It was assumed that it would even more break down.
to an exotic anxiety. The outcome of that occasion was 81 deaths, 1,868.
homeless people in Toronto as well as 3,000 homeless in the Holland Marsh area. Twenty major bridges in the Toronto area were.
ruined and also another 40 were structurally damaged.It influenced

the Humber River as well as Etobicoke.
Creek areas and also particularly, the communities of Woodbridge, Weston as well as Long Branch. The estimated costs at the time were $137.
million. In 2009 bucks, that would certainly be $1.1 billion. The importance of Hurricane Hazel is that.
set the stage for flooding ordinary regulation in Ontario. Right away following that there was the establishment.
of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and also there were 35 various other preservation authorities.
established in Ontario. The following occasion occurred in southerly Ontario. It was a tornados break out in 1985. There were 14 tornados that day impacting.
the area north of Toronto. The most considerable one was – or there were.
two considerable tornados– the Barry twister was an F4. It had a course 10 kilometers long and 600 meters.
broad. Eight individuals were killed, 150 people were.
damaged as well as 300 houses were damaged. The 2nd twister during that time was Grand.
Valley to Mount Albert. It had a course of 100 kilometers, 200 meters.
wide. It’s the longest Canadian tornado path on.
record, I think. The estimated expense at the time for that was.
$ 393 million. The next one is the Winnipeg flood.It influenced Assiniboine, Red as well as Winnipeg. rivers.
Seven hundred workers from the military.
were associated with aiding in flooding prevention and damages control. Twenty-five thousand were evacuated and also 17.
communities were influenced. The approximated expense for that was $498 million. The failure was approximately: half of it was.
paid by insurance policy; half of it was via the monetary agreement. The Slave Lake fire in May 2011 caused.
impacts on several neighborhoods in northern Alberta.Forty-nine wildfires triggered the discharge. of Penn West Petroleum, Exall Energy Corp and Canadian Natural Resources minimal operations. Over 12,000 people were left and also the. CN Railway in the area was closed for a duration of time. The Toronto flooding in July 2013– that was. a thunderstorm that dropped 126 mm of involvement in the better Toronto location usually. In some areas it depended on 175 mm. It caused comprehensive damages to existing transportation. corridors and also created wide-spread building damages. It interrupted about 300,000 residents. The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimated the. flooding created$ 940 million worth of residential property damages. The southern Alberta flooding in June 2013 clearly. triggered heavy rainfall, flooding in southern Alberta, especially influencing Calmar, Calgary,.
High River and 9 other towns. Four people were eliminated and considerable disruptions.
were experienced to power, telecoms, tidy water supply and also transportation passages.
Approximately 100,000 people were evacuated. Damage was estimated at$ 6 billion in terms. of acting expenses as well as $1.9 billion were estimated to be covered on insurance coverage. This catastrophe likewise resulted in a decrease. of $550 million in GDP. The. southerly Ontario better Toronto location winter months ice storm took place in December 2013
. It was a severe storm with freezing rainfall and. harming ice buildup. The center was in southern Ontario on

the. north shore of Lake Ontario. It consisted of the greater Toronto location. It was additionally made complex by the fact that adhering to. the ice tornado the temperature levels went down significantly. The estimated price for this was$ 164 million. The. southern Manitoba flooding that occurred in 2014– it complied with a duration of generally quiet. Springtime flood drainage, but it had heavy rainfall, there was 200 mm of rainfall. They needed to open up the portage diversion
and also. let water out into Lake Manitoba. Over 920,000 acres of farmland went unseeded. for the 2014 period.
This stood for 25% of the cultivatable land in. Manitoba with an estimated price of$
1 billion.The Ft McMurray wildfire forced 9,000 people.
from their residences and also concerning 2,400 structures were burned

. Repair benefit this certain event. is multifaceted and also distinct. It offers difficulties for federal government services,. ecological cleanups, reconstruction preparation, insurance firms and all the effected population as well as.
businesses entailed. The initial prices according to the Insurance policy.
Bureau of Canada is$ 3.6 billion: 27,000 in individual residential property insurance declares averaging.$ 81,000; 250,000 in business property cases balancing$ 250,000; and also 12,000 in car insurance claims. balancing $15,000. Now I’m mosting likely to relocate from the natural occasions. to industrial events.The first one is the Mississauga train derailment.

That happened in November 1979. It was a CP railcar of 106 cars carrying lots of. hazardous chemicals that derailed at Mavis Road as well as
Mississauga. It burst into fires and also developed a gigantic. explosion. The proximity of the container automobile containing chlorine. to the propane storage tanks increased worry.
The anxieties were that it might have taken off as well as. launched a toxic cloud of chlorine forcing
the emptying of 225,000 people.In real truth, the chlorine vehicle did rupture.

There was an initial launch. They believe that the surge essentially. was so warm from the fire that the chlorine that was at first released dissipated over. a huge area and also didn’t have a large result. However, Dow Chemical was included for a duration. of about six days trying to spot the container before they can really transfer the staying. chlorine far from the site.
The Timmons train fuel spill– that took place. in March 1986, between 4,500 as well as 5,000 individuals were left from their homes.A train tank cars and truck was offloading at the Imperial.

Oil Storage depot. It leaked 21,000 liters of fuel into the. storm drains as well as sanitary sewage systems. Gas fumes resulted
in numerous surges as well as. the full damage of two homers.
I think there were fires to regarding 7. other residences in the location. The sewer system had to be aerated over. 24 to 2 days. There were no recorded prices on that particular occasion. as well as in the documents that I might locate it was hard to discover what the effect was. in terms of the sewage treatment center or the release to the regional water program. The Sunup Propane occasion occurred in August. of 2008. There was a collection of explosions at North. York Sunrise Lp Industrial Gas plant that
forced the discharge of 12,000 people. living in a 1.6 kilometer distance of the area.That 1.6 kilometres radius also included Highway 401. So the freeway was closed down for a period. of time. There was a 25-year skilled expert of. the Toronto Fire Solution
that died in the results of the explosion trying to eliminate a few of the. fire task. The estimated cleaning for that was shown up. at, as well as it was roughly $7.9 million, and also it was distributed to the 6,000 impacted residents,. the City of Toronto and the insurance provider. As well as Kate in her presentation in a couple of minutes. will certainly talk about things further
. Currently, in looking at the occasions that I have actually. just stated, there are a number of environmental and also social issues that these events raised.And the individuals associated with the different communities. across as well as the nation as well as the different federal government agencies have actually reacted in different ways.

Framework and danger assessment and also vulnerability.
evaluations, for example, have actually been brought out. Hydrosystems and also networks have actually been evaluated. Flood threat updates have actually been thought about.
River and also flooding simple mapping has actually been updated. In some communities tornado drain system. evaluations for overland flooding have actually been done especially to try to lower the influence. on basement flooding. Telecommunications systems and also networks have. also been upgraded to some degree. The environmental effect and also occasion projecting.
as well as cautioning systems are consistently being boosted and this is a recurring effort that. will continue right into the future. Style and also allow approvals will also be customized. because of the threat as well as vulnerability analyses.
Ongoing climatic studies– there is wealth. of research study going on in regards to federal government sponsored research study, environment change activity. strategies, university research.In some situations regional colleges, towns.
as well as government companies have collaborated and developed climate study consortiums. There is an extensive exchange

of information. taking place via federal and also provincial firms, through NGOs and the Federation of Canadian. Municipalities. And also it’s not simply limited to research study
below. in Canada. The whole problem of environment change is bringing. a great deal of international experience with each other. One of the things that a great deal of effort has. been considering is biodiversity as well as the environment adjustment that environment adjustment will force. As an example, in 2050 the atmosphere
here. in Toronto might be far more comparable to the location of Washington, D.C.As a comparison. Environmental management systems in all of. these crises, moving onward environmental monitoring systems are essential in terms. of reliable recurring upkeep considerations
and also tracking, examinations of centers. The application of finest administration techniques.
is additionally an important aspect of moving forward. We need to work with emergency action protocols,. emergency situation action strategies as well as training programs. In terms of environmental administration systems. one of one of the most crucial elements is establishing effective community understanding as well as education. programs. The various other thing that is happening or has actually happened. as an outcome of these various occasions mores than time there has been a series of planning as well as. useful advice documents prepared by numerous agencies and teams involved in these. various crises as a method of progressing
as well as picking up from errors that have occurred. There is undoubtedly a requirement as well as some layout.
standards have actually been changed. There is mosting likely to be a requirement, specifically. in the future with environment modification to upgrade building regulations and also building requirements. Operational treatments and administration plans. will certainly change for specific operators of various frameworks or sports facilities. Planning as well as land utilize standard devices are. mosting likely to have to adapt.There have actually been numerous intending standards. created by communities throughout the nation under, as well as several of them have been collaborated. by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

A collection of adaptation handbooks have been.
prepared by different companies. For example, bayou flow shutoffs, instructing.
people and also homeowner what to do to also decrease downspouts in terms of the sewer system.
These are the kinds of points that handbooks. cover. Environmental best management techniques– the
. numerous municipalities are including these right into numerous reduction strategies that they have. developed, creating adjustment steps for tornado water monitoring, as an example. Building landscaping as well as water drainage standards. are likewise being produced. The district of Alberta has actually produced a Fire.
Smart collection of standards in regards to landscaping guidelines. Environment modification as well as adjustment and resiliency. plans are going to have to be created at the rural and also municipal level. In regards to federal, provincial and also community. financial assistance programs, focus is going to need to be placed towards conservation improvements.
as well as infrastructure renovations. Among the issues as we look at this down. the road is who is basically mosting likely to spend for this offered the government, provincial as well as. metropolitan stakeholders. Responsibility concerns are obviously a significant issue.Insurance claims and settlements are going. to change with time as interpretation of risk modifications. Due persistance concerns are going to enter into. play in regards to particular federal government authorities. Have actually federal government agencies done enough in certain. circumstances when situations take place? A

lot of residents are asking yourself why are they.
getting swamped. So in terms of understanding– are the districts. preserving points suitably to prevent obligation problems? Environmental audits are mosting likely to come to be a. major consideration as obligations
are checked out. Emergency situation as well as situations administration preparation,. which Alex will discuss a little later, will certainly come to be progressively vital. Economic capitalists will
be checking out asset. administration. When you’re mosting likely to buy framework. tasks, what are the dangers related to these tasks specifically with environment change? Funding sources for both public and also personal.
financial investments will be considerable. Individuals are going to be desiring to know where. their financial investments are and also what the threats are related to them. Disaster danger modeling will certainly also be a significant.
consideration. Key considerations for moving on: It’s. mosting likely to be sensible for company and also policymakers to begin thinking about lengthy term implications
. and also place a bigger focus on all-natural or human disasters when making financial investment.
decisions.Businesses need to recognize just how these events. may affect them as well as readjust long-term economic strategies as necessary, specifically with regard
. to the regularity as well as magnitude of occasions that may be experienced. Federal governments need to take a close check out their. stock as well as infrastructure to recognize vulnerabilities and areas where proactive adaptions can stop.

future damages, loss of life or financial disturbances. Understanding and also preparation are the primary step. to making certain the security of people, residential property and also the prosperity of the economy. With that I will certainly end my discussion and also. I thank you in behalf of IHC.
I will certainly transform it back to Kate. Thanks, Lloyd, for establishing the phase for. us. I absolutely took a couple of motifs out of that. conversation. I believe it’s reasonable to state that there is increased. frequency as well as size of the types of events that can cause, or that lead to a crisis,. enhanced pressure on insurance.It seems like definitely we know that the.
insurance coverage available to resolve several of these dilemmas and the financial impacts is, at least. we saw in the Alberta
flooding situation, maybe not totally in line with the occasions that. we’re currently seeing. We’re seeing regulative adjustment and boost. in public recognition. Every one of these points are going to become part of.
what everybody in this area

are mosting likely to need to adjust to as well as be thinking of as we relocate. onward. Following what we’re mosting likely to do is Meredith. James, an environmental legal representative at Dentons here in our Toronto office, is going to do. a deeper study the Daybreak Gas event that Lloyd stated and also chat regarding how that. crisis unravelled as well as the ramifications and influences as they went on. Simply a little bit regarding Meredith
, apart from. she is an ecological attorney in our Toronto office– she has a background in environmental. biology and she dealt with Environmental Canada for a number of years prior to she went. to regulation institution, prior to she joined us here at Dentons just over a year back. She benefited 4 years with Diane Sacks.Some of you might have heard of her. So she has rather the pedigree in terms of. her environmental history as well as we wish to assume we’ve augmented that below at Dentons. She techniques across all locations of environmental. law consisting of regulatory conformity, permitting and approval, infected sites job, spill. and spills defense of prosecutions and also civil lawsuits.
So with that I will certainly turn it over to Meredith. who will stroll us via Sunup Gas. Greetings every person and also thank you for the.

nice introduction, Kate. Here we go. So as Lloyd reviewed, an ecological dilemma. can arise unexpectedly and also have devastating physical, social as well as economic impacts.The emphasis of my discussion gets on the lawful. responsibilities and commitments that can develop adhering to a dilemma similar to this. The crucial take away message is that
the expenses. connected with responsibility under ecological laws can be enormous. Clean-up responsibilities imposed via management. orders can easily be in the countless dollars. Penalties for disobedience with environmental. regulations vary partly based on the seriousness of the environmental damage. So where there has actually been an incident where. there has actually been considerable damage

to the environment penalties can conveniently reach the hundreds of thousands. of bucks. Supervisors and police officers can be personally responsible. for both management orders and infractions of
ecological law. And also your neighbors, if their homes as well as companies. are harmed, can sue you in civil litigation.
And also the combination of the expense of dealing. with the results of a major environmental incident, incorporated with business disturbance. and reputational effects can be so severe that the business can’t proceed. I’ll be making use of the situation of Sunup Gas. to show these issues.You might know
with the 2008 surge. and as Lloyd pointed out, it was definitely enormous. It’s an excellent instance of where everything. failed for the offenders.
The Ministry of the Atmosphere issued an. environmental order against the firm following the explosion. The business was prosecuted for failing to. conform with that order as well as also for various other ecological offences. The supervisors were also billed and the neighbors. introduced a significant civil class action
against countless accuseds.

I won’t enter into this in as well much information.
due to the fact that Lloyd has actually currently touched on it, yet I wished to supply a little a lot more context.
here.The lp explosion occurred simply after. 3 o’clock in the early morning as well as bordering locals woke up to their doors and windows. being blown in by the compelled of the surge. It was a 1.6 kilometres radius around the center. was left in the middle of the evening due to the fact that of the risk of proceeding explosions.
And also tragically a staff member at the site during. the surge was killed partly because he did not have the
appropriate emergency situation feedback. training. The eyewitness account is that he in fact.
ran in the direction of the lp vapor cloud not recognizing what to do.
He just worried as well as ran in the direction of it and was. eliminated. There were some caution indications as well as safety and security issues. at Daybreak Lp. Specifically with regard to the truck to. vehicle transfers of gas which was what took place at the time of the surge. The TSSA had actually particularly banned these. sorts of transfers in 2006 and cautioned Sunrise that it might not proceed making truck to. vehicle transfers. The TSSA likewise recognized a number of other. problems at the site, consisting of worker training or absence thereof. Quickly complying with the surge many. companies reacted in
an attempt to stop further explosions and also harm to the community,. along with assess the range of the damages and also produced the fires.As you can envision this led to an extremely. disorderly and fast relocating situation. The fire marshal took over the website and restricted. accessibility. As well as there was at first a search for the missing. worker whose body was
at some point recuperated. Sunup belonged to the Ontario Propane. Organization, which provided a number of services to its participants, consisting of an emergency situation reaction. activity plan. This was based upon shared help where if an explosion. or various other instance took place at one company, other companies would aid in the action.

Through that plan Hazco Environmental would certainly.
either respond or collaborate the response.So Hazco did react on August 10th and afterwards.
on August 11th they determined asbestos contamination which had actually been blown throughout the neighborhood. I read one account where the asbestos dirt.
had really been ground into the carpets of a few of your houses where all of their windows. and also doors had been blown in. Dawn originally instructed Hazco to deal.
with whatever clean-up it was accountable for. Yet Hazco was later incapable to obtain composed. confirmation from Dawn that they would be spent for their deal with the site.

When Hazco informed the Ministry of the Atmosphere. that they doubted whether they would certainly have the ability to continue their job at the website,. the rural policeman became worried that their job would certainly not proceed, so she released. a cleaning order versus Sunup. The Ministry of the Environment, as I’m. sure a number of you already understand, has comprehensive order making powers.
These orders can be released versus those that. very own, take care of or manage a property or endeavor or that own or control a toxin that has. been spilled.These orders can include preventative and. restorative procedures, both on and off site. And the premises for providing the order are. generally speaking based on ecological protection or protecting against or resolving environmental. injury. That indicates they are not necessarily mistake.
based. Innocent circulation via homeowner can. be issued orders and proprietors who acquired the home after it was polluted can. additionally be issued these sort of therapeutic orders. These orders can be attracted the environmental. review tribunal; nevertheless substantial costs can still accumulate throughout that allure process.

There is no automatic keep when an order is. interested the ERT as well as the ERT doesn’t have the authority to stay an order where. that keep would endanger human health and wellness, the environment or property.So it’s very minimal discretion that the. ERT has whether it’s going to have the ability to remain an order. In Sunrise Propane’s instance, the
cleaning order. imposed an extremely heavy conformity concern. There were really brief time lines. Several of the compliance commitments worked. promptly. One worked 22 minutes after the order. was served on Dawn Propane. It had a really wide extent. The order needed cleaning of debris in a. 1 kilometres radius around the site.It was possibly extremely pricey. Dawn at the time suggested that it had substantial.
economic restrictions as a result of the insurance provider had not yet paid as well as provided them. the funds to react to the clean-up and also CSA stated we don’t have the cash to comply. It was additionally challenging to follow respect.
to the clean up of the site itself due to the fact that the Fire Marshall still had unrestricted accessibility. So Sunrise stopped working to conform with
that order. Although its lawful counsel was in communication.
with the Ministry of the Environment it did not ask for any type of extensions of the deadlines. It also did not appeal the order to the supervisor.

of the Ministry of the Environment or the ecological testimonials tribunal and also as a result. the City of Toronto took over the clean-up, which took around 10 days to complete.
at an expense of $2.8 million. This is a bit different number from what Lloyd. said.That number is taken from the claim that the
City of Toronto at some point made against Sunup for compensation for the expense of the clean-up.

So as a result of this noncompliance with
the order and the surge itself Daybreak was, along with 2 of its supervisors, were
billed with offenses under the Environmental Protection Act. Discharge of the contaminant causing unfavorable
effects, failing to follow the order and also the supervisors were charged for stopping working
to accomplish their responsibilities under the Environmental management Act to make sure that the business
adhered to the environmental order. So fines under the Environmental management
Act can be really high and the trend is that they are increasing. This is especially the case where there
has actually been considerable harm to the atmosphere or to the community.Although much less significant offenses do not bring minimum fines they do permit an optimum penalty of $250,000 on a first violation, which increases to a maximum of$ 500,000 on succeeding offenses. Extra significant offenses, including the discharge of the pollutant creating the unfavorable impact, lug minimal penalties as well as substantially higher optimum fines.
As an example, on an initial infraction the minimum fine is $25,000 and the optimum is $6 million. Both of these rise with every subsequent violation. It’s also essential to note that these fines can be imposed for each day on which the conflict occurred or continued as well as that the overall penalty is subject to a 25% target great surcharge, which can be a really unpleasant shock for accuseds. At test, Dawn attempted to raise a number of defenses, consisting of that it was difficult to comply with the order and that it had been duly diligent.Both of these defenses were denied by the court. Dawn had actually said that it was impossible for it to comply with the unreasonable target dates laid out in the order, specifically provided the vast scope of the clean-up work. It likewise suggested it did not have the monetary ability to comply until it obtained the funds from its insurer. The court rejected the collateral strikes on the reasonableness of the order. It claimed that if Dawn wished to challenge the reasonableness of the order it need to have done so via the management legislation procedure through an interest the director or to the ERT. The court likewise highlighted the defendants had a continuing conformity responsibility.
Also where the deadline had passed they still had an obligation to comply. It concluded that Daybreak had stopped working to show that it was not literally or ethically able to comply. With respect to the protection of due persistance the court located that Sunrise was running a naturally dangerous task, and also because of this, a preventative system was especially vital. It entirely declined Sunup’s arguments that it had been appropriately attentive and also noted a variety of concerns, particularly the failing
to stop vehicle to truck transfers, the failing to bring the site right into compliance with TSSA demands, failure to supply oversight of vehicle drivers, and a failing to apply an appropriate preventative upkeep system.As an outcome, Sunup got some of the highest fines ever imposed under the EPA. With respect to the Section 14 charges– this is a discharge of an impurity creating an adverse result– Sunup was fined$ 4 million split similarly between 2 related firms who effectively acted as one. There was a risk the fine could have been even higher. At punishing the Crown argued that because there was no similar instance due to the large magnitude of the occurrence that a fine of $6. million would certainly have been appropriate.
With regard to the non-compliance with the. order the court approved the Crown’s ask for a fine of $820,000. Looking to the costs versus the Supervisors.– directors ‘and also police officers’ liability could occur in a number of means. They may be released management orders on. the basis that they have administration and
control of a residential or commercial property or undertaking. They may also be prosecuted as principals.
to the infraction for failing to accomplish their responsibilities under the EPA. This includes, as I stated earlier, guaranteeing. that the company does not fall short to adhere to ecological orders as well as failing to guarantee. that the firm does not
release a pollutant creating the negative effect.In Sunrise gas each director was fined.
$ 100,000 for their role in falling short to avoid the company from contravening the order.

I believe component of the factor for these costs.
versus the director may have been their decision to use the funds that the firm had available. in order to try to continue to run as opposed to adhering to the order. There was proof that there had to do with$ 1.4.
million in the firm’s accounts and they selected to spend that on paying their suppliers. as well as attempting to remain to operate their other websites
as opposed to proceeding the clean-up. work.It’s additionally crucial to keep in mind that insurance.
coverage for this kind of directors as well as police officers responsibility doubts and depends upon the.
plan. And if that was not sufficient, in enhancement to.
the danger of lawful activity by the management environment, following the environmental dilemma.
there is additionally the capacity for civil insurance claims brought by those affected by the incident. These civil activities are grounded in the standard.
four harmful torts– annoyance, oversight, trespass and rigorous responsibility under Rollins. as well as Fletcher. There is additionally a statutory reason for activity
. under the EPA to acquire compensation for damages created by the spill of a pollutant.This was just recently used successfully for the. very first time in a situation called Midwest and Thordarson which I enjoy to review in more detail,. but I see I am running out of time.

Barry

The gist of it’s the offender company.
and also the principal were both held to be jointly as well as severally responsible for $1.3 million in removal.
expenses along with $50,000 in compensatory damages provided versus each of them.
In the Daybreak Propane instance a class action. was started against 15 accuseds, essentially everybody with a link to the event. The course action was certified versus all. the accuseds for the injuries and property damages endured by the plaintiffs.Although with one exception the case versus. the property owner was just accredited with regard to a claim of carelessness. In 2013 as well as 2014 the events participated in worldwide. negotiation arrangements mediated by Principal Justice Warren Winkler, or previous principal justice. at that time.
The negotiation was authorized by the court in. 2014 for an overall settlement amount of nearly$ 24 million. In addition to the liability we have already. discussed, ecological situations can also cause a lot of various other costs as well as obligations,. consisting of prosecution for health and safety and security offenses. Dawn Lp was fined $280,000 for falling short. in their obligations as an employer. Where a district embarks on the remedial. work following a spill they have the power under the EPA to recoup
the prices of remediating. that spill via an order.They can likewise embark on a civil action, which.
is specifically what the city of Toronto did against Sunup Gas. They provided an order in a civil claim to recoup. the $2.8 million that they had actually invested in the clean-up. They opted for$ 400,000 as component of the worldwide. negotiation arrangement. There are additionally various service effects. An inability to operate during the clean-up. and repair service. Other websites may be closed down by the regulator. It ' s a loss in residential or commercial property worth and also too.
as reputational damages when a mishap of this seriousness happens. On top of that, there are management, lawful.
as well as professional expenses connected with reacting to an event like this. In Daybreak Propane’s instance it has been also. harder since all of their documents were ruined in the surge. To end, provided the potentially destructive. effect to the major ecological incident it’s important to be receptive to any warning. signs.There has actually generally been some sign of. ecological or safety and security problems prior to a case in the form of non-compliance, governing. standards and also orders, issues identified in examinations or compliance audits, or even.
a lack of preventative steps such as compliance audits which can aid in expecting. issues before they happened. It can be an indication if those points aren’t.
taking place. And also a basic culture of accepting non-compliance. which may be viewed as minor, yet in hindsight you can see that it was quite a substantial. non-issue. In Dawn the court stressed that in a. extremely regulated, inherently hazardous market preventative systems are vital. So great sufficient for minor non-compliance is. not appropriately thorough. Luckily, Alex’s discussion I know. has plenty of concepts as well as referrals on emergency readiness as well as feedback procedures, so with.
that I will certainly transform it over to him. Well, thanks Meredith, as well as Meredith is. correct. After the doom and gloom of Lloyd’s painting.
of the image and the universe in which we are living and also possibly we will certainly all agree that. our individual capability to address concerns like environment change that could stimulate a situation in.
any of our environments could be restricted and also the probably not ideal situations in which. Sunup Gas located themselves.Alec McWilliam, also from Dentons
, yet from. our Calgary office, is going to come as well as talk regarding what do you do concerning it. Exactly how can everyone and
every one of you and just how can. we aid you prevent the sort of situation in which Daybreak located itself.
Alec leads the Dentons Canada ecological. method. He, like Meredith, has a broad based environmental. technique and also advises in all legal

issues associated with the atmosphere.
He is widely considered as among the leading. ecological experts in Alberta as well as in 2012 he was designated by the Federal government.
of Alberta to the Environmental Appeals Board on which he continues to rest. So without additional delay, I will certainly transform it over. to Alec. Many thanks, Kate. Greetings everyone.
To my fellow Albertans that are tuned into. the webinar– I certainly appreciate the truth that you logged onto your
computers at. 6 a.m. this morning in order to hear our presentation.
I wish you are able to return to rest after. we are done.I have been doing ecological regulation solely. for around 25 years as well as it interests sort of see the, I presume what I would call. the historical growth of emergency response and also situation monitoring. I assume when I was very first getting included. in this location and also judging by the business that are stood for right here and also the placements. of the individuals in the audience you are most likely acquainted with this also.

Points were managed to a huge level on.
a responsive basis. Something poor would certainly occur and afterwards you would certainly. go into response setting and also typically I would just discover concerning a trouble after it had actually happened. as well as the phone would call and afterwards we would certainly have to help the client in taking care of. it. As well as they would be handling it on that particular. basis, on a responsive basis. What I have actually seen in time and also what has actually created. is a more proactive strategy to preparing for emergencies to planning for a crisis that. could impact your organization
as well as be set up so that you can deal with it as efficiently as. you can when it arises.And you never know when it’s mosting likely to occur,. that is what transforms things right into a dilemma. The other thing that has actually developed is this. focus on prevention, certainly.
Preferably, you desire to prevent these things. from occurring. A great deal of them, as Lloyd pointed out, are matters. over which we have no control. Nature is rather unpredictable and there is.
absolutely nothing you can do occasionally to convince nature to leave you alone. Yet you also see this shown in

the technique. that governments regulatory authorities have actually taken as well as additionally the development of the usual regulation, what. is anticipated of firms as well as their monitoring? What is considered by the courts to be practical. in terms of preparing for an unfortunate event
as well as exactly how you are going to respond to it. So we have actually seen this change from being totally. responsive to a far more proactive method, and rather honestly, as an attorney I a lot like. taking care of customers on the proactive basis than on the responsive basis. I would certainly much favor getting entailed with. them at an earlier phase and hopefully helping them reach a point where they never have.
to call me on an emergency basis.So you saw in Lloyd’s discussion descriptions.
of the raised frequency and also severity of especially natural kinds of disasters or. emergencies. I’ve simply noted a few other sources. I make certain when you consider those bullet factors. you can all believe of certain cases that have emerged with companies that you are. acquainted with or components of the world where points have taken place that you are mindful of.
that would certainly fall under all those categories. And also as the quote at the leading shows we. are not handling kind of excellent

vs. bad. It’s merely what happens when you have actually got. a negative situation– just how do you prevent it from ending up being a disaster? The various other thing that is essential to recognize. about dilemma management and also situation generally is that they are unpreventable and you can see. from these stats right here that it’s something that is likely
to hit every business.It’s not an inquiry of if you will certainly have. dilemma eventually in your business’s history, the concern is when? You can see that the normal kinds of, the.
most frequent sorts of situation connect to failings to comply, natural disasters, some sort
of. tort or accident as well as environmental situations along the lines of what Meredith was talking. about. I had a partner in our Edmonton office for. years, she is currently a Court in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta and also she made use of. to explain these circumstances as the great discomfort.

And she stated that it’s– you’re preparing. for the great discomfort. You can try as tough as you can and also you’re. expected to and you’re required to by law to do everything affordable in situations. to protect against the excellent unpleasantness from taking place, but it’s unpreventable and afterwards the inquiry. is are you in a position to safeguard your business’s conduct pre-incident and also are you in a placement. to appropriately respond when the terrific unpleasantness occurs.And these have simply detailed the common components. of a dilemma. So these are all the kind of points that. you will see.
Once more, there may be varying degrees of each. of these in the context of a certain incident. I believe it’s safe to state that a dilemma never. occurs on a sluggish day.
It never ever occurs when you desire it to take place. Which is why Henry Kissinger was claiming.
we can’t have a situation next week because my routine is currently complete. Unfortunately crises do not reply to individuals’s. individual schedules.The other thing that is very important to understand. is that specifically nowadays, and I am going to show this a little bit further. in my discussion– firms are
under a large magnifying glass. Companies, the activities that they lug. on, especially if they have dangers connected with them are you are being enjoyed really closely. So, when something occurs it simply focuses. and also magnifies that attention much more. I assume the last bullet on this slide kind. of returns to the title of my discussion, which is be quick with the realities and also slow-moving.
with blame.

Points are never ever fairly the means they seem to.
be initially when a crisis happens. One of the hardest components is trying to obtain.
a manage on what in fact occurred. There is a lot of info or false information.
flying around that ties right into the entire location of interaction, which I am going to speak. about later. Attempting to get a deal with on the truths before. you begin to establish what the reason was or who is accountable for the events that.
resulted in the dilemma is critical.What transforms an occurrence right into a crisis? We love to use the term case or event,. however commonly in a whole lot of cases we are
chatting concerning an emergency scenario or something. that can escalate in its strength. That ' s actually the trick. An acceleration of the effects of this certain.
case or event can transform something from an occurrence right into a situation. Limelight, clearly, is something that. can quickly obtain out of control and trigger the circumstance to intensify. And the effects to the corporation’s online reputation.
and to the shareholders interests, their worth in the company can additionally escalate or in. this instance, I
think deteriorate swiftly, transforming something that is an event or a case
. into a crisis. As I alluded to a min earlier, we remain in a. different world now then we were when I initially started practicing ecological legislation ages. back. The rate with which information, false information,.
impacts, reports circulates is instant. There are occasions that have occurred while. we have been sitting in this room that we don’t find out about yet because we haven’t. been checking out our phones, but there will be a situation somewhere on the planet today that. we will certainly all learn about as quickly as we transform our phones back on.You have heard recommendation to the 24-hour news.
cycle and you have all checked out CNN and also other networks that like to find up with a title.
as soon as possible, which’s what obtains repeated over and over.
And since there is this requirement to feed the. information device on a 24-hour continuous basis,
points get escalated as well as to a large degree. obtain overblown in order to do that.
This entire suggestion of the situation de jour is native. I think if there is good news in that it’s.
that because there needs to be a situation de jour and also individuals’s focus span mellows out rather. rapidly. You can practically guarantee
that your crisis. will certainly be taken off the front web page by someone else’s crisis in fairly short
order. The problem is that while you are the situation. de jour you will certainly have relentless interest concentrated on you, both in terms of what is happening,. what the effects of this have actually been and also all type of claims and also allusions as to what. was the cause. The public doesn ' t trust fund the corporate globe.
so there is constantly a jaded reaction to whatever actions you could take to take care of the crisis.No issue exactly how innocent as well as well-meaning they.
are, they are constantly checked out with a jaundiced eye by the public. There are a lot more unofficial as well as main firms. that are serving as watch pet dogs on corporate task. Great deals of NGOs invest a great deal of time looking at. particular sectors of the economic climate that they are worried about or industries of the economic situation. that can have effects in areas of rate of interest to them. In my situation, the environment. So you have actually got a great deal of governing bodies. that you are beholding to that may be allowing or permitting your task to carry on in

the. starting point that you need to recognize that are going to be checking out you in case. that there is some kind of incident.So this is one interpretation of crisis management. and there are lots of. This set defines situation administration as being. the management and also coordination of your establishment’s feedbacks to an occurrence that intimidates to. damage or has damaged your institution’s individuals, structures, capacity to run, belongings. and/or track record. It is necessary to recognize
that dilemma administration. consists of both pre-incident planning as well as incident reaction procedures and also it also entails responding. time to prepared for scenarios as they arise. So, there is no person size fits all crisis management. plan.

These are simply examples from my experience.
as to what you would usually see in a company situation monitoring plan determining that the. players are within your organization. Sometimes firms that operate in many. territories will have a group that is comprised of people from throughout Canada.
And also you may have an initial incident response. team that would contain regional people that would certainly be responsible for maintaining and also accumulating. preliminary info and also after that you have the crack troops being available in from other components of. the nation. There is a real armed forces technique to these.
points, not surprisingly.Military have a tendency to operate in circumstances of.
situation often, so you will certainly see if you have been associated with any of these or if you.
have got your very own plan within your company that looks rather armed forces in its company. in regards to the means titles are designated and also roles are distributed, the command facilities. being defined, all those kind of things. The other point that is very important to recognize. is that you can’t create a crisis administration plan till you recognize what it is you ' re. preparing for. And it appears type of tautological, yet when. you consider it if you don’t have a really
comprehensive understanding of your procedures and. all the dangers that are associated with it you can not actually develop a plan to respond. to a crisis that can result from among these dangers coming true.Again, you are likewise preparing for all-natural catastrophes. and things that actually have absolutely nothing to do with your procedures, but the nature of your. procedures may dictate exactly how an all-natural catastrophe can impact those procedures as well as the company. itself. So, if there is one message– there is a. variety of points on here that I would like you to secure of this one when the terrific. discomfort does occur. It’s that communication is key, and also by interaction. I indicate both interior communication as well as exterior communication. Frequently and also you have most likely all seen. docudramas or perhaps had presentations or review write-ups on numerous kinds of dilemma. that have taken place in the past and where the company went incorrect, And usually. it’s relative to communication.Either a failure to connect or a failure. to communicate truthfully or a communication
at a stage when all the facts weren’t recognized. Yet that is really where points can go wrong.
I place in near the bottom ask forgiveness if suitable.
Mostly all the provinces in Canada currently have. what’s called Sorry Legislation or Apology Regulation. In some districts it’s a real statute. In others it’s placed right into a law. For. instance, in Alberta it’s a Section in the Alberta Evidence Act, yet they all basically. say the same thing, which is
if you excuse something it’s not considered to be any type of. share or indicated admission of responsibility or mistake or duty so you can do that. So you can step ahead immediately.
as well as state– we are extremely sorry that this case occurred at our center, we ask forgiveness to.
anybody who has been influenced by it– without anxiety that that can be utilized against you. But you only do that if it’s ideal,. if as a matter of fact it’s something that you might be accountable for or you might be whether it’s. legally accountable, you might really feel a moral obligation to do that as well.This is a somewhat obsolete figure, it’s. 2011.I couldn’t find an upgraded one, yet in my
experience I don’t assume that this number has transformed all that much and also it’s kind
of a shocking fact when you consider nearly a 3rd of organizations actually have
a CMP that would work in the occasion of a real situation. These top priorities are detailed in descending
order of importance and also I think they simply, to a large level are usual sense. Your initial order of concern is to see to it
that the first -responders that are coming out to deal with it are secure which their
health is not endangered as an outcome of this. After that secondly, you are wishing to save lives,
generally decrease suffering, safeguard the general public and afterwards you at some point come down to preserving
assets and also minimizing the economic costs of the event. Once more, these are simply tips that I toss out
as an outcome of taking care of these kind of concerns for customers over a variety of decades. I like the reality is much easier to keep in mind, so
and also I also offer the very same admonishment in below as I would certainly offer to anyone that will
indicate in any kind of kind of proceeding, which is do not guess or prevaricate.If you do not understand

the answer, claim you don’t. recognize, but you will get back to whoever it’s that is asking the concern as quickly as you.
have that info. No remark– you probably all have actually seen.
the dangers of someone simply claiming, “no comment” it’s not an excellent way to go these.
days. A great deal of companies, including our own.
gives media training. We are not supposed to speak to the media unless.
we have been media educated. That is our firm policy. Certainly it’s various for legal guidance.
because, for the most part, we can not talk regarding something because it’s a private issue.
including among our customers. However if it was an issue entailing our law practice.
as well as we are asked to comment on it, we are not expected to be doing that unless we have.
gone with our media training program.And I think

that the majority of you remain in organizations.
where that is the case and there is nothing incorrect with you claiming I am unable to react.
to this, however I will certainly put you in contact with one of our interactions individuals. Those are the ones who have had the training.
and also they are the ones that ought to be taking care of inquiries. I like that Churchill comment. I validated it with a number of resources on.
the net that it comes from Churchill, however he is such a wonderful source of quotes as well as.
it’s a respectable one, however I am not ensuring that it was really talked by him. Just how is that for an attorney response? Paper, files important problem when it comes.
to handling a crisis. You listened to Meredith speak about Sunup Lp. One of the troubles that it had among the.
numerous issues that it had in developing a due diligence protection is that the records.
that it would certainly have advanced to confirm its due persistance defense, due persistance defense.
being doing whatever reasonable in the conditions to avoid whatever the act was from taking place.
were damaged in the surge and also fire.So a great deal of that connects to simply where you. shop your trick and crucial documents. So, there is the pre-incident files and also. there is the blog post event records.
There is a whole lot of paper that obtains generated. and also when you check out a dilemma administration plan and you see just how the system is structured it’s. fairly common that there will be a specific unit, a details division of the group whose. role is to do absolutely nothing however take care of all the paper that gets generated during a response. to a dilemma, whether it’s something as simple as an order for some devices that. you require generated on an emergency situation basis since you want to have the ability to document those. expenses later if you are going to be making insurance policy cases or cases versus various other celebrations. that could be in charge of the occurrence or it can be something as vital as witness statements. from individuals who are entailed immediately at the time of the incident.You have actually reached have the ability to record what has. happened and you have to reach be able to ensure that those papers are preserved. and also kept in a proper format.
There is a function for lawful advice to play. in situation management, both prior to the situation and after. And I have actually talked a little bit regarding the positive. strategy that firms are taking as well as attorneys can be involved in that.And one of the key points that we bring to. that pre-crisis is that we are educated to
identify and analyze dangers. So as you are going with the process of.

identifying what risks there are to your operations either from external pressures or interior incidents. or accidents that may occur, lawyers can be extremely practical because plus they also comprehend. or must understand what the legal and regulative needs are on your operations. It may be that you have a lawful commitment. under a certain statute to have an emergency situation response strategy. So you have go to make sure that you have. obtained that. You don’t want to be non-compliant when. it involves that because that simply compounds the issue as soon as there is an incident. As well as I was successful of myself, but there are some.
instances of pieces of regulations that lug with them commitments to have emergency reaction. plans. A few of you may know with the E2 Regulations. under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act if, as an outcome of your procedures, you. have certain harmful substances over particular amounts or concentrations you are needed. by regulation to have an emergency situation feedback strategy to handle a launch of those.So for companies, as an example in the food.
prep work or in food solution company if you have obtained a significant production facility.
for foodstuff as well as you make use of a great deal of ammonia while doing so for refrigeration that could. activate a commitment under the E2 guidelines to have an emergency situation reaction plan. Preparation itself is more crucial than the.
actual record itself. It’s no various than your compliance programs. You can have the ideal conformity
program in. the world, yet if it beings in a binder up on somebody’s rack and also no one ever considers. it it’s not mosting likely to be of any kind of help to you for 2 factors. It’s not going to function since nobody is. mosting likely to understand what to do because they have not review it, they haven’t been anticipated to review. it. You are not bookkeeping people as well as those kinds.
of points. Secondly, it’s not mosting likely to aid you in. trying to make a due persistance defense.Mock catastrophe workouts are fantastic points to. do. I’ve been entailed with a variety of them.
for companies from refinery fires to explosions at gas plants and also there are speaking with firms. who not do anything yet that and they are very excellent. These things usually

occur over a pair.
of days as well as they hire stars who reveal up unannounced
as worried family members of plant staff members. desiring answers and you are there trying to react to that. I always advise to clients that ideally. they generate regulatory authorities. Their regulators, as an example, can be the. environmental department to observe their disaster exercises. There is a bit of reluctance to do. that since everyone believes,” well what takes place if we mess up also if it’s just. a pretended calamity?” My experience is that it’s a lot far better to. have that experience to probably demonstrate the demand for better training and also a far better. strategy before your regulatory authority and
after that clearly accomplish actions to repair the troubles than it. is to stop working before the regulatory authority in a reality situation.They value significantly being brought into. the situations and it’s vital that when you have your debriefing sessions, which can normally
. take several hrs after you complete your exercise, that you obtain input from the fire department.
or the transport authorities if it’s a dangerous items incident or Wellness Canada. if that’s your regulator.
Once more, attorneys should not be driving the process. when you in fact have a dilemma. We ought to not be the ones
that are informing. individuals what to do and also what not to do.We should be involved in the process, however.
we certainly must not be the ones that are leading it. Yet we can offer a great deal of aid, specifically. when it concerns discharging your regulatory responsibilities. You may have a whole lot of contracts that have. force majeure provisions in, notifications need to be given, all those sorts

of things. As well as helping, however not driving your communication. strategy. You have actually obtained interaction people or you have. obtained experts that you have employed as a result of this incident.They are the professionals. The legal representatives are there frequently. What we will do is we might examine news release.
and things prior to they head out and also provide comments, but we do not create them or we should not. be. Then certainly if there are things that you.
wish to maintain advantage over you need to have your lawful guidance associated with that. Once more, that simply brings on with

some even more … Last thing I place there is really just a, I. called it an advice’s device package, however it’s
not restricted to lawful counsel. It could be any person that is involved in crisis. management/emergency feedback preparation whether you are danger supervisor or an EH&S individual. These are just some excellent checklists and also things. to have as part of your resources. This is not a crisis management strategy, this. is simply sort of your little quick and also filthy cheat sheet that you could contend your fingertips. in order to assist you in reacting once the wonderful unpleasantness occurs.So that is it.
I am mosting likely to take a seat and afterwards Kate, I believe,. will certainly field or be the quarter when it concerns any type of concerns that any person might. have. Thank you.
Thanks, Alec. We will throw it open to inquiries. I hesitate that I will certainly have to look at my.
apple iphone as we accompany, yet perhaps we will start in the area. Are there any kind of concerns? I have one for Alec as he pours a glass of. water. Alec, you spoke about a lawyer shouldn’t.

be accountable. That are the sorts of individuals in a company,.
if an organization is attempting to recognize the uber lord, if we wish to call it that for.
the functions of the crisis administration plan. Who ought to they be thinking of as being. mostly liable? Well, it shouldn’t be the person that is. highest up on the business ladder. Unless that is the ideal individual. So it’s actually that is finest geared up to lead. the reaction. In some cases if you are dealing with a specific. center it could be the center manager, it could be the head of EH&S. It’s interesting. The ones that I’ve been entailed in when.
I’ve been brought in I’ve marvelled occasionally to find out who the incident.
leader is because I would certainly have assumed- as well as the case commander regulates points. To ensure that individual, he or she may be directing. someone who is higher in the common business food chain and they may be telling. them what to do. As well as at first I located that a little weird and. possibly individuals within the corporation did also, however it’s that’s obtained the training, who

‘s. obviously efficient, who’s obtained a calm head under- in a crisis.We all have people we deal with that ' s excellent. at what they do, but if you were asked whether
that’s the individual you assumed that should. be leading the team in case of a dilemma you would go, no, there is no chance
. That is just going to rise things. So, there is no typical solution to that and.
I have actually seen individuals right on top and I have actually additionally seen people relatively mid-level being the. ones who take control. Then normally depending upon exactly how a crisis unfolds. you have go a B team as well as a C team that can be found in and also take over as

the initial team obtains worn. out, frankly.
Alright, well I have actually got one for Meredith.If no one else does, I like to have a microphone. so be advised. Meredith, you were discussing in Daybreak. Gas the due persistance defense as well as Alec had stressed the importance in his discussion. also concerning having great paper and document maintaining. I recognize that there may have been a bit. of a misstep for Dawn
Lp when they raised their due diligence defense around. that document keeping.
And instead of take your rumbling, did you. wish to describe that? I suggest, they are all gone.
Keeping the paper- yes. The entire center had exploded so there was truly nothing left. Is that what you are meaning? Yes.
Okay. Do you wish to talk about that? That it’s
most likely an excellent. Oh, actually, I do not recognize if individuals know. this or otherwise, but Diane Sacks’ workplace shed down. Several, several years earlier so when I initially started. with her we had a three-way back up of all of our records.So, I think there are a great deal of tools readily available. for you to electronically store your files to ensure that you have a backup record in addition.
to any kind of paper copies that you are keeping. And also definitely as a safety net. Dawn discovered themselves captured by- you recognize. it’s a basic, we are all taught to maintain your insurance coverage in a fire-resistant box in. your residence. I assume the same principals apply and Sunrise. paid the rate for not having actually done that.
Because when they attempted to place their defense. they simply couldn ' t due to the fact that they didn’t have the documents available. In the Ministry of the Setting tried to.

kind of take the tack that it was unfavorable they didn’t
have their records so they could. make this disagreement. They attempted to make the Ministry confirm that.
they had not been properly persistent, yet the courts really did not approve that. The worry of evidence to develop a due persistance. defense is on the Defendant.
Some of you may keep in mind Y2K.Thankfully I put on ' t assume any one of us are going. to need to fret about Y3K, yet I keep in mind that we had a backup system set up in some. storehouse up near the Calgary flight terminal in the event that our computer systems dropped and we. shed everything on January 1, 2000. The beginning of that at the very least from our documents. we’re currently much extra advanced than that.
I assume there was a concern there. My question was much more around for these types. of events either Daybreak or others what type of potential obligation with economic.
organizations who hold the home mortgage or provide debt to main facility- have in terms. of their centers? Alec, do you just wish to duplicate it? I don’t know if you are going to take that. or Meredith, however can you'simply duplicate it for the … The question pertaining to due diligence, yet. from the viewpoint of a financial institution so probably somebody who’s obtained mortgage. safety and security over a facility at which an occurrence takes place is that? Such as Sunrise? Yes.When it comes to and also if I am incorrect as. much as Ontario regulation goes, Meredith is going to remedy me. The responsibility under the statute in regards to. responsibility for the occurrence would not lie with a loan provider. It may be that at the end of the day when.
it involves tidy up, you may have- checking out Meredith she is not kicking me yet – I. am taking place my
Alberta experience. You might have some obligation if the firm. has actually gone under you’ve taken ownership of the residential property. Generally, if you not do anything to make the scenario. even worse you should not be accountable moving forward, yet I think the lesson to be discovered. if you are a monetary institution as well as many of them follow this nevertheless. Is if you are lending to somebody who has. a center at which they are lugging on an operation that has some kind of ecological. risks linked with it you have got your prolonged pre home mortgage check checklists and all those.
other points that you undergo to attempt to assess that danger as well as I know you are assessing. it to a big degree from a credit merit viewpoint, yet the banks are also looking.
at it from an environmental monitoring, I think viewpoint as well.So that is all. You are not usually going to be required to. install a due persistance defense because you are not commonly mosting likely to be a celebration
that. the enforcement firms are going to turn their weapons on.
I would simply claim that in regards to the capacity. for the regulator to provide order versus the banks that
would only emerge. if they acquired the site. As Alec mentioned under the EPA there are.
details tasks that financial institution in property can undertake at the website, but I believe in.
an insolvency context there would likely be a court assigned receiver who would certainly handle.
the site instead than the financial institution taking control directly. In that instance there is an entire body of case.
around the concern of an environmental order and insolvency context whether or not it’s. a case in the proceedings or not, which is much longer and also more complex that we most likely. can’t enter into today, however I would certainly be
satisfied to review afterwards.Other inquiries? I’ve obtained one for Lloyd and after that … So I asked. Alec that is the person? I
am going to ask you a very fundamental concern. Where does an organization start? They call you up and also they claim they need a. strategy. How do they even begin later on of placing.
a strategy together of the kind that Alec has described should remain in area? In a great deal of instances, I guess it’s just how they. are going to be seeking to reply to regulative needs, allowing or whatever. In a great deal of cases virtually establishes the phase for. -do they require to have a plan? So, the permit process, the EA process in. many instances. Kind of collections the stage. This is just one of the things that you require to. have the ability to provide. Trying to work out due diligence and a great deal. of instances it may initially begin from a EH&S need and after that it constructs from there.So when you are dealing with your environmental. professionals it’s mosting likely to be very important to be working with them to determine those steps. along the road in placing the programs in position. Alec, it appears like you have something to. add. Well, yeah, I simply intended to include a little. little bit to what Lloyd said. I assume in terms of, definitely, you intend to. make sure that you have actually obtained all the strategies that you are called for to have by regulation or that. you need area so as to get your permit to continue whatever your task is. I would advise that you surpass that.
There are great deals of companies that are represented. in the area and on the webinar that to my understanding don’t need licenses in order.
to continue their operations, but ought to have some kind of situation monitoring strategy in place. since also&though your activities might not bring integral risks

of the type that would. need you to have some sort of
permit to carry on operations.These external pressures that Lloyd summarized. so well can take place as well as even if you are a banks if you are struck with a flooding or. also if you are a law company we were closed down for a week in Calgary when … I shouldn’t.
state closed down, we all functioned from home, yet our offices were shut
for a week when the. floods struck in 2013, they weren’t damaged yet downtown
Calgary was totally shut down. as well as there was no power so we had to operate from another location yet we had a strategy. in position- we weren’t anticipating a flood, nobody was anticipating that, however we did have.
a plan in location that we can conjure up including phone call outs to every one of our staff and also legal representatives. and all kinds of things.Because at the end of the day we had to place. together a service disturbance case to make with our insurance companies if we had not had. that type of strategy points would certainly have been a lot even worse despite the fact that we put on ' t’ truly do

. anything that carries with it any kind of ecological threats apart from if we had a spill from one. of our coffee machines. As Alec was kind of referring to there is. obviously sometimes stakeholders are a significant factor or force in creating plans. or the demand for plans.Reaction to public understanding -the public. sometimes might wind up asking inquiries and also in responding to their concerns in order to. enhance their account of the firm, you know that may promote the need to actually.
do something as well as placed plans with each other. Thanks. Any person else? We are obtaining -we are right
up against time. We are pretty near time so if we do not. have any various other questions I assume we can give thanks to- sorry.

Did you check out your apple iphone? I have taken a look at my IPhone- we are excellent. So I assume, many thanks to Alec and Meredith and also. of training course to Lloyd and also our outside guest right here today as well as many thanks to every one of you for joining. us.I believe the webinar has actually been recorded and also. we will certainly make the presentations readily available to you and naturally if we can ever before be of. help that is what we are right here for. Many thanks for coming.

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And also here we can see that you take courses. such as ecological science 100, a full year of biology programs, introductory. chemistry and also location, along with some calculus and a complete year of physics programs. After you. finish the prep work for significant courses, you ' ll then start taking the top department degree. training courses, revealed in this paragraph on the right. And once more you can see that these programs come. from divisions from around the university. What i ' d like to draw your attention to right here is. the programs entitled ecological science 498A as well as 498B. This is the capstone research program that. trainees typically
take in their senior year. This training course teaches trainees how to

. determine an ecological problem, just how to ask inquiries about that concern, exactly how to design. experiments to get the answer to your inquiries, exactly how to interpret the outcomes of your experiments,.
and just how to disseminate your searchings for to peers in your research study area. The research study trainees. participate in it for this training course normally is done under the support of an SDSU faculty member.What.
adheres to are short summaries of various SDSU professors participants with whom our ecological.

science
pupils have had terrific communications with and also have actually been very effective undertaking. undergraduate research. You could also choose to work under the advice of Dr. Jillian Maloney. that is likewise a professor in the geology department. Below we can see that she incorporates geophysical. data, including seismic reflection multi-beam bathymetry as well as side scan finder with. view evaluation to study a variety of geological study topics. You can read concerning these subjects. on our internet site or e-mail Dr Maloney straight to inquire about feasible study jobs. Teacher. Trent Biggs has extremely successfully mentored several of our ecological scientific research students in. the past. He ' s a member of the SDSU geography division as well as he and his trainees study the.
effects of land use on hydrology, water high quality, as well as sediment.Please strategy to discover his site. if you have an interest in his research'program. If you have an interest in any kind of of the following. collection of professors research summaries, I encourage you to stop the discussion, jot.

Changqi Liu

down their names and most likely to their internet sites to find out more about their research programs. Lastly,. my involvement in the environmental scientific research major is as the program advisor as well as with. a recurring task recognized as SOULA, which is a city farming project. You can. reach this internet site by looking for SOULA SDSU. This job
is moneyed by the U.S. Department of. Agriculture and is a partnership between
myself, teacher Changqi Liu from the division. of workout as well as nutritional sciences.
He ' s an expert in edible bugs. And Dr. Ramona Perez, that ' s a teacher of sociology and supervisor of the Facility for Latin American. Studies. SOULA is a continuous project in which our trainees first prepared as well as developed city agriculture. facilities such as our still-under-construction greenhouses which are presently being used. for growing veggies hydroponically. Pupils created as well as built raised grow beds where. we expand vegetables utilizing aboriginal Mixtec approaches such as the milpa three sisters, where corn beans.
as well as squash are expanded synergistically.We obtained, placed together, and keep an energetic beehive. which has currently provided us with a quite respectable quantity of honey. The trainees additionally intended,. built as well as maintain an active poultry cage. We have 10 poultries which all get standard hen feed,. however one group of 5 has a diet regimen improved with online bugs.

The overall objective of this job. is to show our pupils how to clinically as well as carefully identify the biochemical and also. dietary quality of all the veggies, honey, and chicken eggs that are produced with our. pupils ' efforts. For the future, we are preparing a hydroponic system that will be included. into our aquaponic system in which we make use of the nitrogenous waste from the fish as fertilizer. for the hydroponically expanded vegetables. If you would love to discover anything. else about any of these projects, I can be gotten to at the e-mail. revealed below jlove at sdsu dot edu.

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Lecture 36 : Environmental Acoustics

So, ah, welcome buddies welcome pupils currently,
where in the eighth lecture the 8th week lecture and also the, this last week ah, we have
ah, kept the module on the Environmental Acoustics. So, in this module in the five segment of
those lecture begins from the lecture number 36 which will deal with the Environmental
Acoustics. One will certainly most likely to the Setting Acoustics,
2 in the next lecture and afterwards we will go to the, some urban noise and the the, the
several of the the, the dealing with the city sound and the the mitigation of the sound
. So, ah, as normal will certainly start with the, the learning purpose. So, right here ah, the we will certainly
originally categorize the different kinds of ecological noise and afterwards will review the, the effect
of the sound as well as a few of the measurement techniques as well as the dimension indexes. The very first one
is which can be found in our mind is that what is the noise; sound is in fact an undesirable noise
It has typical three criteria if the sound
. is really loud then it is the unwanted in that method as well as in some cases it is, sometimes it is the
un ah, ah, wanted incense of this unmusical kind of an audio which can not produce, that
type of a sensation, that sort of an interest in our mind or interest in our mind.So,.
that a typical noise will be dealt with as a noise kind of a thing. So, it is again a, ah, significantly subjective criteria, but ah, despite the fact that if it is a subjective.
requirement, there are some type of qualities? In this criterion, where the ah, the size.
of the noise as well as the period of the sound as well as common regularity of the noise and likewise.
the when its certain sound is actually mosting likely to be happen the time of occurrence is.
very crucial ah, to ah, find out about that particular or the court regarding that particular.
sound is a noise or a music. The actually the opposite word of the noise.
may be a songs which ah, we can treat as a subjective one constantly and also ah, the desired audio.
or the noise we make like to below can be treated as or specified as a music as well as which.
is not at all wanted or not in all favored for hearing or can not create any type of sort of passion.
in our ah, mind or in my our mind or in our sensation is called noise. So, ah, many of the time if you can go to a ah, outdoor or perhaps if it is if you walk.
in the metropolitan area or possibly a municipality or might be any area where that this is exposed to.
a great deal of noise as well as if you see the that certain character of the nose is in fact ah, ah,.
typically makes up of different frequencies of the audio as well as additionally ah, the wearing of decibel.
levels also.So, I have drawn here a specific contour or.
the sinusoidal curve which is significantly uneven in shape and also which is significantly going to be.
a regular in nature and also in another one which I have actually drawn which is which is ah, usually.
routine ups as well as downs. The; the change of the audio variation.
of the pressure is additionally distinguishing which is also a propagation of the audio, yet ah,.
there is a difference in between this eco-friendly shade graph as well as this red color graph the red color.
ah, chart is very much scattered or quite ah, on ah, ah, and hm desired in that sense.
and it is really much you can claim unsure after that when it will be an optimal as well as when it will.
be an one more believed those type of a scenario.So,, due to the fact that

of this particular second graph.
is a mixed of a complicated tone and there is lack of the harmonics and also the octaves as well as.
it is a very on consistent in character hm, from the amplitude point of sight and as you understand.
the, the amplitude varies the differential presser level will exist or the differential.
d b degree will be there. So, these can be dealt with as this sort of a.
spectrum as ah, or the sound range can be dealt with as noise where as if it is a a.
facility tone, yet it is a more of harmonics and also the octave, which gives a sort of a smoother. The repeated kind of a regular contour and a steady character of the particular contour.
from the the the, the, the amplitude and also this specific amplitude and also the frequency point.
of sight it says, the music or which, which is it may intend to hear. So, next comes the noise pollution, because sound air pollution is significantly related to the.
metropolitan noise as well as sound pollution is just one of the, the, the prime variable nowadays every,.
every citizen of the the, the ah, country in our nation as well as additionally in the various other nations.
quite trouble about and ah, the what is the environmental pollution? It is a the its kind of an environmental ah, ah, reason which as a result of the audio and also that.
is a kind of a given sort of an endangering to the health and wellness of the human and likewise for the.
the, the pet occupants ah, as a result of the ah, not only ah, from the d b degree ah,.
is the one of the criteria hm.Ah, it is the, it is a sort of a requirements,.
it is not just the d b level, however also the the, the, the certain regularity in developed.
in it and also the rep of that certain regularity is ah, silently unstable type of.
a think as well as produce a ah, type of a sound, because ah, if I provide example a guitar give.
you music and if I begin playing guitar sometimes, it may be a noise to you, since I do not.
recognize how to play guitar. So, ah, ah, if I play then it will be various frequency ah,.
unsteady way it will certainly adhere to as well as then that can be a noise, but we can not might be endure.
for a, ah, the even more than minute also. So, sound contamination is actually linked.
with the outdoors ah, ah, circumstance or that is called as an outside ah, noise as well as that.
are ah, having different the reason or the various resources will review in every detail.
of that.So, out of the reasons is the sector neighborhood building and construction and also transportation.
field is the, the major source of the, the noise pollution. Next, allow us most likely to the urban noise, there is ah, very ah, not significantly considerable.
adjustment in between the environmental pollution and the city sound is worried. The sound pollution.
is that if you are ah, the specific noise level is above a certain particular limit.
ah, which was recommend by several of the, the pollution board additionally which is can, can be.
work as or can be ah, endangering to the health and wellness which can be dealt with as an environmental pollution. Whereas, in instance of the city sound there are some locations which may be a type of a polite.
among kind of frustrated which might not go ah, beyond that specific limit as well as sometimes.
it may go often it might go in the night time occasionally might enter a certain period.
of the day. So, there are great deal of ah, ah, the parameter.
related to the those activities the metropolitan tasks as well as all and also due to that specific.
tasks, there are resource and also there is ah, type of a the the, the ecological.
sound has been worried or has been the regarded which particular act.Ah, the, the noise.
which is ah, activated by some sort of a city activities are ah, in a in a bracketed.
term in a domain terms called the, the urban noise. So, ah, what is our ah, primary worry is that in our lecture in the ah, successive lecture.
of this last component is that ah, exactly how to investigate effective; properly check out that specific.
sound as well as we need to actually understand about the sources of the metropolitan sound and also, we require.
to know the, exactly how you need to alleviate the those are lower this particular noise urban.
sound. So, in that we have ah,; we can have this.
sort of a circulation diagram as well as let us know what are the the, the, the regular the circulations and.
the parts of an urban noise reduction techniques. The initial one we should know of.
the ah, understand about the metropolitan sound source as well as the effect of the metropolitan noise. This is.
very a lot crucial some source might not provide any type of type of effect which is impact I am chatting.
regarding the which is significantly ah, endangering to the the, the, the the, health and wellness of a specific.
human being or might be an animal.So, ah, sometimes a particular resource perhaps.
having a very high effect. So, we need a type of a noise measurement strategy which.
is really important to recognize in between the relationship between the resource of the sound and also the impact.
of the sound and after that there are some criteria which criteria are actually affecting. The; sometimes it is mosting likely to ah, the add or sometimes, it will be mosting likely to offer some.
kind of advantage towards the propagation of the noise and also in some cases those criteria.
are really mosting likely to rages this certain noise. So, it recognize, concerning those criteria which and also ah, we need to in fact in style that.
particular, certain built environment such away ah, the resistance- specification are ah,.
possibly boost as well as that can be lowered the quantity of sound or the ah, metropolitan sound.
and ah, based upon that only I have actually already informed based upon this those criteria on, on,.
just this, this noise decrease techniques can be considered or can be carried out. Now, as we have to recognize about the various resource of the noise.So, let us

first ah,.
speak about some sort of the, the sound which is called as a I imply the. So, different ah,.
classification of the metropolitan sound as well as the first one is the traffic sound each one of.
you are in fact subjected to this is, is a noise which comes from the surface area transportation.
ah, mainly from the road train and also the possibly some kind of the aircraft activity likewise the.
second it has actually. So, ah, regular sub departments or category.
second one is the industrial sound which originates from the workshop in the type of a sector.
plant and all, because of the activity as well as the operation of those sector the third.
one is called the building and construction sound which is occasionally very-very bothering in the sound,.
originates from the construction tools like hammer jack stack ah, ja ah, ah, jack hammer.
and the pile motorist concrete mixer and also great deal more.And ah, those that are actually ah,. ah, the stay really close by those buildings ah, the task locations maybe for several years or. two years additionally. It is really often bothering the 4th. and also last one in this category is called the neighborhood noise which is in fact a sound.
generated by a neighborhood which are the street sound, noise from the any type of gatherings perhaps.
it is a social gathering or may be a political celebration some kind of a rally or some kind.
of a the the, the chi noise from the youngsters. They are playing in a ah, specific park.
or perhaps an institution whatever and the speaker sound from ah, any particular area after that some.
type of a ah, comes something like a barking of a constant barking of a canine or those.
sort of a points ah, it is really bothersome while in the, the night times if the.
canine barking for a long-long period. So, those are, needs to also dealt with really.
very carefully Currently, allow us most likely to the first one that is a.
website traffic or the road website traffic sound and ah, there are various ah, ah, considerable ah,.
the, the quantity of ah, the sound is create in the roadway and its in fact the among the.
the, the significant source of the sound pollution in any kind of city or any type of city location ah, it is, there.
are ah, ah, various root cause of this part expect if you take an automobile, if you take a car.
or if you take a truck or if you take a, ah, kind of a bus. So, ah, there are different ah, sound generating ah, EQU ah, the, the part device there.
are, the exhaust there are some type of a the yeah, the engine follower as well as those tires and also.
ah, likewise it is rely on the rate of the certain lorries additionally, but it actually.
rely on a number of ah, various other variables, like the what is the, the roadway problem. If the road condition is good certainly the amount of noise created by the website traffic or.
may be by the lorry will be much less the, the congestion of the website traffic, the traffic clearance.
as well as all those type of a points are likewise developing a noise.If the there is

nearly this attire. speed preserving in a particular course of road the quantity of noise once more, will be going.
down the ah, the abrupt damaging an all those points in fact create the noise the. So, sort of breaks and all, the problem of the vehicle is another one the rate of.
the car is an additional one ah, and also as you understand the speed of the car if it is an.
raised ah, sound is not proportionally, however ah, some what it is raised there are.
driving guidelines and also keeping an eye on systems are also ah, as a may be the, the in straight parameter.
that raise the metropolitan sound or the metropolitan road traffic sound and the last one is not.
the checklist its the good sense of people or the citizen is additionally among the ah, the, the.
among the vital factor which contributes in the is domain name. Ah, as well as in the case of the, the railway website traffic ah, there are once more, there are some ah, the.
elements which comes from a certain resource itself that is a train itself ah, that is.
the diesel exhaust engine cooling fan etcetera.The wheel rail

fiction, that is one more one.
which create some kind of irritating audio electric motor which really drive the train. The siren horn breaking system every little thing ah, which is the ah, each one of each one.
of those are the integral part of any type of sort of a ah, train system or the railway mo,.
motion understand which is going to offer some sort of a noise as well as various other then that the, the, track.
ah, track to onlooker range, that is one track length is another one the quantity of.
load in trains of specifically for the products train or the freight. Ah, train suppose an items train is empty often it is noisy if it is not empty it is full.
after that may, might not be loud its in some cases not that lower the lots is significant after that the noise.
is more no often less.The empty

vessel seems much all of us recognize ah, and the various other,.
other conditions are the a few of ah, some of the problem of the track and in some cases.
the condition of the instructors as well as everything likewise import. Some sort of a noise air traffic sound this is a 3rd component of the, the transport.
sound is worried ah, it is actually depending upon the rate of the air web traffic as well as the.
range and the, the distance from the observer to the source ah, because of ah, the traffic.
the air traffic as well as air steep in a certain location ah. It is depending upon the what is the distance from the resource to the observer and also in time.
of if it is, if it is very near to if the, the receiver, receiver the onlooker is very.
close to a the, the airport then it is the, the removing and the landing time the air.
aircraft creates the much sound are which sometimes unbearable.Yes, supersonic

jet. planes if it is an extremely high range also from an extremely high distance additionally its extremely.
high level of noise will enjoy produce occasionally ah, it is may damage the windowpanes and also it.
might ah, ah, some minor cracks may appear in the very ah, the structure walls and all, since.
of that sonic ah, wave proliferations also. Then following ah, comes the industrial noise we.
already talked concerning that as well as those are the regular ah, various component of the activity.
or ah, the with different stage of the industrials activity which in fact generate some kind.
of the industrial noise that includes the some running makers hammering grinding. Then lathe works the steaming steaming job, likewise see the following one is the building and construction.
sound which once again ah, is ah, depend upon great deal of building and construction tasks an, as you all.
know, that the every single building and construction stage required some sort of a guidebook or perhaps.
some type of a tools for operation as well as its ah, it is not silent procedure its offers.
you a kind of a ah, noise and its actually.So, when it is

in fact ah, the area which.
is surrounded by those the building and construction activity is susceptible to the, those sort of construction.
sound as well as ah, its really ah, the people that are remaining in a newly creating or the.
upcoming location is mostly impacted by this building and construction sound and also those are the checklist which ah, can.
create a very aggravating sort of a noise in building tasks the earth relocating work.
the demolition of some existence structure. Ah, driving of the heap is very-very monotonous in noise point of sight ah, concrete mixer.
pumping of the concrete the any type of, any sort of the welding, welding is possibly a kind.
of a little bit of quiet process, but the riveting and also the, the following one is a hammering is ah,.
extremely ah, bothering ah, it is from the sound perspective. The last one last, yet one that is the cutting of floor tiles ah, is another one which is ah, generate.
a great deal of really high frequency sound and which is a ah, extremely high degree the from the, the.
d b degree factor of view.It is very high as well as likewise really much ah, effecting I mean the ah,. the physiologically or might be the emotional it is quite impacting if you mean.
a quiet a one minute also it is may not be intolerable often. Then the community sound ah, it is the component of the community part of the task in the.
area ah, and because of that of this community sound likewise, in some cases our sound judgment is.
accountable yes and ah, the enforcement authority are ah, might not be really should rigorous as well as they.
permit people to run the loudspeaker in the very allow night or which play a create a trouble.
to the, the individuals ah, like the, the elderly individuals, individuals with illness the kids as well as baby.
and all.So, ah, those are the sum of the tasks.
I have actually already told you ah, the, the those are the, the area sound ah, factor of.
sight. And there are, some impact ah, ah, of the noise I informed you in the very start. The sound pollution has actually specified as it is something ah, above some sort of a standards of the d.
b degree standards and which provides you a sort of an unsafe effect in a, ah, particular human.
health.So, its ah, there are 3 kinds of human.
wellness based on the who ah, has actually stated that its some kind of a auditory which is the hearing.
loss and also the limit of ah, shift sort of a scenario can be occur, there is a mental.
which is a stress ah, there is a metabolic adjustment there been hormonal modification likewise. There.
may be a some kind of a gastric problem as a result of the, the if you are revealed to really ah,.
longer duration in the loud atmosphere. There will be a behavior adjustment if you are.
ah, susceptible to a loud environment long duration like might be a ah, month or more than.
that then there might be a modifications in the regular behavior pattern ah, primarily it is have actually been.
loaded in the wild life, but likewise it has been loaded in the people that are subjected to the.
commercial noise and also the transportation noise ah, in a longer duration period ah. Next, the specifications we have actually already talked concerning there are some specifications which would certainly.
going to influence disagreement in a breeding of the, this the sound which is the, the metropolitan.
noise the its the resource geometry and also the kind it is an one of things that is the.
point line actions coherent and also the fundamental type of a criteria. The atmospheric problems there wind temperature level the, the flow of the wind and the the the,.
the rate of the wind is additionally going to be an issue ah, the breeding of that certain.
sound climatic absorption of the sound which is because of maybe some sort of a humidity.
or some type of a various other ah, put on hold matter in this ah, readily available in the air the surface.
type and also the shapes ups and down hilly areas.So, they are can be some sort of the the noise. protecting area sound shadow zone and the lastly, it is some sort of a blockage this may. be a manmade obstruction.
There might be a type of a in natural blockage, obstruction by. the vegetations likewise. So, that also can
help occasionally propagation. Next one is the measurement of the sound. So, I have simply examine down several of the the,. ah, ah, situation details as well as likewise the, the positioning of the tool according to the the, the instruction. of the central air pollution control panel Delhi ah, this is CPCB.So, they have actually mentioned some. kind of the criteria ' s

construction tools

ah, mean if you are taking some type of a'audio for any d. g set that is the diesel generator collection or possibly any kind of devices it is one meter from the. distance, from the all the side as well as ah, if it is more. So, about 1-meter distance from the acoustical enclosure, we need to take the measurement. for any kind of kind of a fire biscuits which is again, one of the concerned
ah, at some point supreme. court state some type of a the, the rules or the ah,
kind of a guidelines for that. So, for that particular dimension of that certain sound, the blowing up noise of the. fire biscuits, it is 4 meters from the blowing up factor has actually to be taken as well as hm. There should. be the, the ought to not be any type of kind of a reflective surface around the 15 meter of the.
distance that is around the requirements or, because if there is a reflective surface area, the overall.
quantity of sound really tape-recorded, because certain microphone will certainly be significantly high
.For any type of sort of the lorry for the roadway noise
measurement 0.5 meter from the exhaust point of the lorry has to be taken.It is extremely

close to that specific an exhaust point of the car has actually to be taken and the microphone point must be positioned at around 1.2 to ah, 1.5 meter ah, which is virtually around 5 feet 4 to 5 feet level above of the ground which is basically of our ear ah, level also as well as ah, in situation of it has actually to be absorbed the completely dry problem, since their you recognize that the wind velocity likewise plays essential function. So, any kind of problems, which we need to be the wind much less than 5 meter per 2nd velocity need to be ah, the that ought to be the standards of the measurement and also this tool need to be without any kind of kind of the vibration or any kind of a shock. So, ah, if and also as we understand this particular sound is having an incorporated regularity and likewise quite of combined the, the degrees d b degree expect some resource gives you some d b level l one after that a few other source offers l 2 l3 like that. So, we can not evaluate each one individual, we need to provide a come one particular the, the number which is can be a either it total sound degree or possibly an average sound level this is the formula to determine the the overall noise degree if there are n number of sources provides you the l 1 l 2 l 3 as well as l n.So, those are the ah, the l 1 by 10 and also this 10 to the power that, has actually to be added arithmetically which has actually been log logarithmic of that and has actually be increased by 10 will be the easy means to figure out the, the l totals the total ah, noise level of a particular ah, the area for a particular immediate problem. Actually this 10 to the power l 1 by 10 is nothing, yet the, the intensity of a ah, the particular noise because particular time or ah, ah, that certain ah, source of which is in fact generating l 1. Yet there is typical ah, noise degree likewise which just that which I have included the really ah, the various other slide the previous slide, we need to divide this by the complete variety of resources n. So, expect this is originates from a bus this one is coming from some type of a, ah, some ah, road note for some type of an one more resource this is some kind of a shop maybe it in the stretch of a ah, road.So, there are 3 such resources ah, and afterwards you split that by 3 as well as take the logarithmic of that as well as after that multiply by n. So, this is the average of the noise standard ah, the typical noise level of the particular ah, sector of the road for a particular sector of the certain motion on when you are considering that particular ah, reading. So, I have a tiny ah, tiny, example for you I have five sources expect in a roadside as well as or perhaps it perhaps a kind of 5 machines that produce ah, the noise in a particular industry and one the very first one offers you 75, the 2nd one 30, 50, 90 as well as 65 like that.
So, this is by 10 is 7.53 then 5 9 as well as 6.5 and also 10 to the power of that is this and I.
have added it up as well as number of examples are n is 5. So, if I currently want to discover the overall. So, need to logarithm you have actually taken take of the.
log of this entire large number and also after that multiply that by 10 which offers me nearly about.
the ninety d b is the, the complete noise degree, but if I desire to learn the standard have.
to split this, separate this by 5 after that ah, divide this this large number 5 that is the.
and after that I take the logarithmic and afterwards increase by 10 as well as I will certainly get bit much less little less.
quantity of as a typical noise degree average 83. So, ah, what I discover from below is that the l total amount is always going to be bit higher.
ah, from the typical point of sight, yet is not the simply the, this actual the, the fifty percent.
of that not not such as that it is a sort of a little less than the, the average little.
less, than the complete again.Again, there

is a the really ah, ah, among really basic.
ah, the standards which is available in our mind is that the human hearing system is not just as.
sensitive to all the regularities as you all recognize. So, ah, if I simply take that typical ah, if I take all this heavy ah, this specific.
total amount of all the frequencies ah, of all the, the l 1 l 2 l 3 all well audio stress degree
.

It may not provide you the actual sign of the noise or real indicator of the total amount.
sound or the average sound. So, for that a modification has been produced.
various octave band frequencies as well as those octave band adjustment lastly, gauged in.
a, ah, ah, I imply this change is called A a weighting change there are B weighting.
additionally C weighting also, but the a weighting change are the measurement are quite.
ah, the ah, significantly reliable for our sound estimations and environmental sound estimations.
and all and also just how it is can be done.We can simply give you a, ah, type of a statement is.
that, there are 10 octave band and also for this octave band this modification is offered in d.
b. So, intend ah, you have and also this improvement.
these are mainly in negative modification. So, if you have some decibel level for 31.5 corresponding.
to 31.5 with their top and reduced band if you remember we have an octave band which.
is edge and also reduced hand that is the upper reduced band within that if any kind of frequency comes.
which comes under the31.5 you have to subtract 39.4 d b from that, because those low regularities.
not that much smartly in our mind. Suppose, something is with an around in an.
around 2000 frequency then you need to add 1.2 frequency whatever possibly your recording.
from the d b meter you have to add 1.2 decibels. If it is 1000 in an around 1000, you need.
not to do any kind of a correction. So, mainly you see there are adverse corrections and.
there are only for 2000 and 4000 there are some favorable increment. So, if I take an an additional instance suppose I have majorly specific band of regularity.
in a noise for a certain moment in a particular ah, roadway ah, or might be industry or might be.
any type of area and also if I examine that specific spectrum of the sound I located 31.5 ah, the.
hertz audio majors contribute nearly about 60 d b 63 55 is 125 hertz sound in an about.
is 35 d b also something like that all the 10 frequency 10 octave band regularity these.
are given.So, I want

to figure out the what is the, a.
heavy range. So, I can not simply ah, take the previous formula and also just calculate and also.
that I can ah, figure out the total, however that will certainly not be the actual reflection of the real.
representation of the, the sound in fact we below. So, we require some type of an improvement. So, those are the 60s to 40 which is in the offered.
in the, this certain slide ah, measure I mean, I have actually put over in this certain.
column second column. This is the octave band and also these are the improvement factors.
price or that this purple colours or the negatives as well as this environment-friendly colours are the favorable. So,.
if it is 60. So, if to60 minus 39.6 is 20.6 39 as well as 55 minus.
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as 60 d b real properly it is hm, it is influence in our in our brain according to the,.
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and I accumulate this large numbers. So, is a large number and after that this large number is.
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create this as a 79 I discovered it as a 79.6 and also when.
I write it I will not create d b I will compose d b a why a A, because it is a heavy range
. So, any type of ah, environmental sound is really.
weighted in a range ah, the a weighted range and ah, finally, ah, as you know if I just.
if I do this ah, this logarithmic of the enhancement where the l overall with the 2nd column which.
is actual analysis can have been much-much higher ah, there can be a kind of a complication.
there can be type of a ah, relative ah, the higher worth we will certainly get. So, to prevent that sort of a complication as well as stay clear of that kind of a reasonably greater values.
in our computations or in our understanding a weighted range is has been proposed as well as.
lastly, we will compose that particular system as a, ah, d b decibel a weighted a, so, that.
is ah, the, the, completion of this lecture of lecture number thirty ah, 6 ah, which talks.
about the Environmental acoustics component one.So, ah, as I have some homework for you like.
other talks ah, ah, allow us initially separate between the music as well as noise ah, what you comprehend.
from your ah, I imply the understanding of this particular ah, lecture and from your.
very own understanding on the songs and also noise ah, exactly how you can distinguish of in between those.
in between these two terms ah, may be literally or perhaps incase in instance of some goal.
interpretation wise or possibly any type of sort of a subjective method. The second one is additionally ah, intriguing as well as additionally really much needed to understand I mean the.
what is the actual the distinction in between the total sound intensity level which is I.
have revolve ah, l toddler [al] l total amount as well as a weighted level and why ah, these two are called for and also.
why ah, what are the, the significant ah, distinction between these two this is the one.
as well as the, the second research for you is that expect I have 3 sound information ah, one is.
80 d b one is 50 d b 165 d b. Ah, if simply locate out the what is the total.
sound degree and the typical noise level, as a result of this 3 sources hm ah, if I ask that.
what is the, a heavy noise level for this particular second trouble or second assignment.
or the 2nd research ah, it is very huge, because you can not in fact figure out because.
why, since I need to offer ah, the equivalent frequency exactly how much is which regularity contribute.
eighty which frequency add ah, 50 or 65, since ah, base based on that without.
frequency can not go for the a weighted, because ah. If you know the regularity and corresponding ah, the l value that is the degree value and also.
after that can you can apply those adjustment and after that you can go with the including or amounting to.
of that.So, I have taken some help from those books excellent publications and likewise ah, 2 such.
ah, ah, I indicate the, the resources one is the this CPWD. I am sorry ah, CPCB ah, central pollution control panel their ah, some files which.
is one of the method for the noise monitoring and also for the aircraft sound kind of a point.
that also they have actually given in their web site as well as likewise the extremely new one, this is the national.
developing code 2016 quantity 2 handle the acoustics and the noise ah, this is ah, those.
are the some ah, ah, the sources I have actually taken aid for this certain lecture you can additionally.
undergo ah, that is all for this particular lecture. Thank you quite …

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Keystone Species and Their Role in Ecosystems

Keystone genus are those that dally aunique and crucial role in ecosystem affair. They have a disproportionately largeeffect on their environment relative to their abundance. Because of their key character in maintainingbiodiversity efforts to manage and protect keystonespecies can help stabilize the entire biologicalcommunity. The word keystone categories was firstcoined by Doctor Robert Paine in 1969. His research found that the purple seastar frustrated mussels from over- populating rocky intertidal ecosystemsin the Pacific Northwest. There are five generally recognizedcategories of keystone species — keystone piranhas, modifiers, prey, mutualists, and hosts. If a keystone piranha like the graywolf is removed from the ecosystem, populations of their target such as elkexponentially increase.This can cause a cascading effect onother floras and animals within the ecosystem. By preying on mussels that wouldotherwise dominate the ecosystem, the violet sea whiz is a keystone predatorthat opens up habitat for a variety of other species. Another keystone piranha is theAmerican alligator found in the southeastern U.S. Alligators prey on fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals The alligator is also an example of akeystone modifier, or ecosystem designer, which creates or enormously modifiesits habitat. Alligators burrow depressions in the groundthat load with deeper irrigate stipulating refuge for fish and other aquaticspecies during the baked season. Another keystone modifier is the black-tailed prairie dog, which continues grassland in the GreatPlains properly maintained with a variety of embeds that benefit othergrazing genus such as cattle and pronghorn. Prairie dog burrows aerate compacted soiland allow water to penetrate deeper into the ground.Many other species use the burrows forshelter. Prairie dogs are also an important foodsource for coyotes, foxes, hawks, and the endangered black-footed ferret. That makes us to the next list, keystone target, which can causesignificant waverings in piranha concentrations. Pacific salmon are keystone target playinga vital role in Pacific Northwest ecosystems and instantly benefiting eighty-ninebirds, forty-one mammals, five reptiles, and two amphibians throughecosystem nutrient loading. The black-bellied salamander is anotherkeystone prey species that equips a large amount of protein biomass forpredators in certain stream ecosystems in the southeastern U.S. Keystone mutualists are thoseorganisms that participate in mutually beneficial interactions, withhummingbirds the most notable lessons. Otherwise known as link genus, countless hummingbirds pollinate highlyspecialized floras adapted o pollination only by these fledglings. The last category is the keystone host, with the tremor aspen being one example. Aspens create an open canopy thatharbors diversity on the forest storey, enticing numerous insects not foundelsewhere within the ecosystem.In add-on, the red-naped sapsucker, a keystone modifier uncovers its burrows in aspen trees. The abandoned burrows render protect formany other bird species. The greater biodiversity that keystonespecies help maintain affords protection of water resources and soil, nutrient storage and recycling, pollution command, and more efficient recoveryfrom unpredictable environmental happens ..

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what we really enjoy about cruising isbeing able to take our house and all its creature comforts and go to an extremelydesolate location where we can have the part beach to ourselves and living offthe grid so we have dello setup that once we have provisioned and fueled upwe can be off the grid for anywhere from three to six months you know we compile ourown power with solar and gale we form our own water with a desalination plantwe have onboard and we have enough food storage to support us for a long timeand so you know we can have a very low impact on the environment we can movethe boat around with the dominance of high winds and the climate and it’s incrediblysustainable and fulfilling highway to travel and live over the course of the entire trip tenyears we’ve voyaged Dulles $83,000 miles which is the equivalent of circling theEarth at the equator just over three times we’ve called six out of the sevencontinents and sailed in every major ocean in the world my mention is KarenChapman and I am accept and raised in Sweden my word is Brian Chapman and Iwas raised in Flagstaff Arizona this is a little Sierra Abbott Troutman she issix months old and she is a little sea babyshe enjoys the oceans and seas and she adores sailboats huh Sierra yeah I’m originallya software engineer but now I am a full-time sailor and YouTube video makerI knew good-for-nothing at all about skippering but I speak a lot of notebooks I read lots ofblogs and I been put forward with a four-year plan mostly following the adjournment of that strategy II sold everything I owned I sold my home I bought a sailboat mentioned Ellisand I took off on what was supposed to be an 18 -month sailing trip headedtowards New Zealand I was studying Landscape Architecture in Australia andwent on a backpacking journey to New Zealand where I gratify Brian and he askedme if I wanted to go skippering for the weekend and that was nine years ago nowWow yeah I never left I “ve never” skippered before and it was absolutelylife-changing I fell in love with it straightawayand of course fallen in love with Brian sue welcome to our residence Dullesshe is a 53 -foot sloop rig ketch which means that she has two masts and 1/4 dayand right now we’re in the cockpit of Dulles which is like the ability of theboat is how I like to think of it this is our navigation and steering stationwhat I been fucking loving it is the helm is super protected so we can sit here wecan drive here we have an excellent view and you can stay safe you can stay dryyou can stay very comfortable even when the conditions are wet and completelyhandle all the voyages and drive the boat back here we have some more sailcontrols all in the cockpit so to sail Delos we actually never have to leavethis area which manufactures her a very safe boat when we’re sailing short-handed andwhen the brave get bad or you’re sail at nighttime you don’t want toleave the cockpit and risk descending overboard so it’s a very cool area whenwe’re not voyage this is also where we spend most of our time so this happensto be really our outside hall our living room and everything kind of allrolled into one so welcoming to our kitchen this isreally a one-man kitchen or a 1/1 Lane kitchen he’s not really big enough fortwo people and it’s kind of shrink which procreates it really good whoever on theocean passageway and it’s really rough so you can hold yourself in you too havethis so you can clip yourself in so in case it is really roughyou don’t go fine across the whole boat we have everything that you’d find in anormal kitchen I would say we have you know it’s pool submerges we have aninduction stove which is very very nice so we don’t have to worry about propaneand stuff we have just a normal little oven and it’s all kind of attached to agimbal system so when we’re healing this stave can swing with pretty good forceand we won’t lose dinner on the floor here we have atoaster which is a bit of a luxury and we have some fresh potatoes onions andstuff like that things that don’t need to be chilled it’s kind of like apuzzle so everything like the cups and the panshave its situate and if you placed it in the wrong place the things won’t fit inthere we also have a cabinet here that is a bunch of random things and it kindof simply diversifies down you never know actually what to find down there it’s abit of a surprise here we have you know our bowls and our plates and our saucesyou know it’s nonstop by three this is our fridge yeah for being a bowl I wouldsay it’s a very nice fridge most fridges on ships are top loading and I have notheard one single good thing about a top loading fridge so he’s very nice when ithas a door and you can have everything like organized in there well not a thingthat I’m extremely happy about it’s our soak machine it’s just asmallest one that you can find on world markets basically however do run it everysecond day to do the napkins for Sierra because we use cloth nappies on her tosave a good deal of rubbish and I would not want to wash it by hand so I’m very happyabout this piece another piece is her little chair that we have strappedin right here so she can sit here and feed and be part of you know like usmaking dinner and nonsense like that this is the navigation communication andelectronic station on Delos this is our single sideband radio so this is a hamradio and it allows us to communicate via articulation and likewise an analog modem viaemail or thousands of miles so if all the communication systems ever go downand Armageddon happens we can still talk to other people out there we have ourVHF radio that allows us to communicate it likeclose lengths basically line-of-sight boat instruments this throws us our speedand the magnitude and then down now this is maybe the craziest thing that most boatsaren’t going to have this is the server rack that I lay for the satellitecommunication system so this is what allows us to mostly beam Internet tous from gap anywhere in the world we have a couple of safety devices so fireextinguisher and this isn’t EPIRBs a stands for emergency position indicatingradio beacon so for ever sailing in the middle of the ocean and we have alife-threatening situation the barge is on fire the barge is subsiding somethinglike that we can activate this by pulling this line in the back it has abuilt-in GPS and it channels our position and our boat reputation and who weare – is satellite in arena and then it’s picked up by the closest maritimeAuthority and they will route like a Coast Guard if they’re available or acontainer ship or a baggage ship or something to try and help us so overhere this is our water gauge so it’s super simplewe carry a thousand liters of spray on Delos right now we have 500 liters andwhen we fill our getaway it’s enough spray to last us for almost a monththis water maker is capable of doing 200 liters or approximately 50 USgallons an hour so this is our living room this is basically where we do mostof the things when we’re inside of the boat you know eating we work here youknow lounge around you can fit a lot of parties which is very nice and we have alot of gang on board one other thing that I truly love with dolls is that wehave so much food storage this is all food and substance and if youhere inside the cell phone we have freezers it’s a bit empty right nowbecause we haven’t shopped in about a month but it is really really cool tohave freezes like this because if we catch really big fish or if we’re goingoff grid for a long time you know it’s important to have some good food frozenso we have two of those on both sides of the sofa on this area right now isSierra’s Plenty area as she’s getting bigger it’s been a bit challenging withher starting to climb over things and substance so we have sown a little theydon’t like to call it enclose but it’s a playpen so we can close this up she canstill be part of the action because you can see through it we can leave her inthere if we need to do something like change the skippers or something is goingon where she needs to be put in a safe plaza this is where we placed her do youthink she likes it yeah so if you elevated this up this canned food milks all thefloors certainly face-lift up and it’s deep developer so all the canned foods we namethem all so you can easily see what’s inside and we take the labels off toprevent the spread of cockroaches so that’s the procedure but it works welland we don’t have a cockroach’s right now which is very nice one of the thingsthat I had never thought about when I firstly moved on to Delos 9 years ago waswhen you go off grid and you run out of food that’s itthere’s no more getting more oh you’re out there there is no store close to youand I retain when we firstly sailed up into like small island developing in Indonesia andit was very remote and we feed out of tomatoes we flowed out of eggs we raced outof all fresh veggies and we were eating for the last truly, monthwe were eating cans, it was a eye opener for me.Her for me we spent most of our timeanchored about 10% is voyaging and 90% is a tanker on average we voyage about 8,000 air mile per year and when we’re at secure we tend to try and stay out ofactual port ports like residences like marinas where there’s a lot of crafts andrestaurants and disallows like it’s cool every once in a while but number one youspend a lot of money in places like that and number two we tend to like being onremote gloomy residences our a blueprint for the you really depend on the forecast wetravel by the wind and the currents of the ocean and so looking at the seasonsahead of us is crucial both for our security but likewise for our comfortwe’ve had a sixty people miscarry on bellos over thelast ten years it’s been a lot and it’s been absolutely incredible right nowit’s only me and Bryan and Sierra which is awesome it’s perfect yeah it’s veryvery nice I think it’s safe to say that we’ve actually never been anywhere thatwe didn’t want to go back to you there’s always something special thatyou can find about the place of the people this is our bedroom in the back of theboat in the grim the two people it’s pretty perfect we are able to even stand up wehave a little desk which is really nice to sit back here and manipulate a little bitwe have a pretty big bed I would say he’s not big but it’s nice and comfyand cushy if it gets really hot we have two devotees so this is basically how wekind of stay cool back here we never really run the a/ cunless or in a marina which is not very often we also have a separate bathroomalso called the head on the boat which is kind of weird but this so in here wehave everything you have in a bathroom I visualize but time compact this is where youdo your business and we have an electric motor so if you press this it basicallyfills with soft irrigate from the ocean and then either pumps it straight out or wealso have a maintaining barrel so depending on where we are if we’re out in the oceanit just goes up and if we’re in somewhere where is a lot of ships andstuff we keep it in a holding tank “were having” quite deep capsizes which is reallynice because I do do some side moving so it’s really good to handwriting dry stuffhere and it can also act as a bathtub for Sierra which II was a little smaller wekind of have a compounded so it’s not a separate shower so “youve had” the toiletthere and then now “youre using” clothespins newborn shower in there well this is ourcloset it’s not very big but it’s pretty perfect for usand I’ve actually gone through a lot of our invests and just got rid of a bunchof substance and precisely have the demands so this is all Brian’s clothes on thisside and all of my invests on that side but we do have some smaller boards tolike now I have my clothes so to maximize even more storage things thatwe don’t get to like that often is under this bed so under here is all of ourkind of store away stuff that long long-term storage so we have some extrasheets some cold weather stuff cold weather drapes and it’s quite a lot ofgood storage down here so I’m gonna have a lot of people on the boat it’s verynice to work back here too and then you gather this little chair out you can sitback here and do your computer things which is not very very nice this is avery very good safety feature on Delos and this door is actually a watertightbulkhead so if we would get a hole in our house in the boat back here we couldclose this entrance and this whole area back here would be separated from the frontof the boat so this could be filled up with ocean and we are to be able still float sowe have a few of these on Delos and it’s crucial if you get a hole in the boatand so you don’t sink basically we have the forward room you can sleep threepeople up here if you’re very very good friendsotherwise it’s good for one person or two parties to sleep on one side and thenyou kind of have this other sphere on the side that’s a little sofa or where youcan put your stuff and right now because it’s only me and Brian on board we havethis as our kind of workroom we do hemming up here this is also our diaperdrying station right now because the wind flow in here is awesome so itdrives them really fast and up now we also have a second toilet which is veryvery nice to have on board in case one of them neglects which happens quite oftenactually so this is a same as the one in the back and it labours pretty muchexactly the same we earn money by making YouTube videos yeah that’s pretty muchit we have a project and it’s called the Delos project and it’s 100% supported bywhat we refer to as the Delos tribe which are the people that watch ourvideos and we make some fund with things like YouTube ad revenue andaffiliate relates but by far the majority of the aid comes from crowdfundingon patreon where people that like the videos and get something out of themsupport them by uttering us a few dollars each time we cause a video yeah itwasn’t always like that though like for the first four years nearly five yearsof the expedition we were stopping to work and so we would sale and then we’d run outof money and then we would stop to work wherever we happens to be we do randomthings like I would do remote software consulting we’d rolling burritos we’d flipburgers work in hospitality whatever it took to to continue sailing for anotherseason how much it costs to live on a boat I’ve met people skippering around theworld a family of five spending about $ 1,000 a month which is probably at thelow aim of the budget Karen and I and Sierra to live and sailon Delos we deplete about $2,500 a month and that’s including like our menu ourprovisions ga for the boat assurance visa fees some things like that whatit’s not including is the actual price of the boat so if you don’t have enoughmoney to buy a boat outright you’re gonna have a mortgage or owe fund andthen that’s gonna add on top yeah Brian spent a lot of time workingon the craft yeah it’s too you know imagine taking your houseand shaking it up and employed it into a moisten saltwater astringent environment and thenmoving it thousands of miles away from the nearest hardware store or anybodywho could help you fix anything and that’s a little bit what voyaging aroundthe world is like and so I depleted a good deal of experience maintaining the boat in factI’ve needed to become an electrician I’ve needed to become a plumber dieselmechanic toilet repairman air conditioning and refrigerationspecialists and everything in between it’s pretty common for me to spend atleast a few full periods a month only “workin on” preserving the book in shape itcan be incredibly expensive if you don’t do your own work and so I illustration ourmaintenance budget on Delos is about $ 700 a month averaged over the entireyear and if we were not doing the task ourselves I think you could easilytriple that quantity time compensating soul a technician to come out and fix things all right now we’re gonna take a look atthe engine room which is really the heart of Delos and it lives in this coollittle door this waterproof door in the bottom of our cockpit so we just want toput it up like that and then we have a ladderwhen you climb down here and formerly you get down here it has everything in itthat really flows the boat so on this line-up we have a fuel tank it’s 600 litersof oil and that’s enough to last us three to four months this is our engineso when there’s no wind this is the main diesel engine that we use to propel theboat this is our generator so this is an 8 kilowatt AC generator flows off dieselfuel and when we need to charge the artilleries or if you don’t have enoughsolar or we need to do something that requires a lot of dominance we can flip thisguy on this is our hot water heater so we have hot water showers on the boatwhich is actually quite a luxury I don’t know if you can see down now this isour dive compressor so we run this off of the generator and it’s what crowds ourscuba bottles so we’re totally self-sufficient for diving which istotally cool we have the desalinator which turns saltwater into freshdrinking water which allows us to mostly stay at sea indefinitelywithout that we’d have to go into port like every few weeks for ocean andbattery chargers electronics and all sorts of cool stuff but it’s a this isthis is really my role so having a baby on the boat is absolutelyincredible and extremely challenging at the same time yeah if you can imagineyou know maintaining and sailing a boat is a full-time job and then having achild is also a full-time job and so we basically have two full-time occupations well Ithink somebody Wow so this is where Ciara sleeps shehas a little beach tent as a safe residence to sleep in hereand right next to it we changed the napkins right in now above Sierra wehave all our medical stuff everything you can think about antibiotic if youhave a really bad sprain if you need to so some wound up we have pretty mucheverything EpiPens so under now we have eight 100 amp hour batteries it’s a 24 volt organization so this is I guess you could call this our back porch genuinely we havea nice big neighborhood on the floor where we can sort of lounge and relax back here wehave some solar panels we actually have 1400 watts of solar energy on Delos whichallows us to power the part boat freezers fridges all the electronicseverything off of solar and likewise wind power so we have two wind generators uphere they each create 400 watts of dominance so when high winds is blowing thoseguys are spinning and it’s pumping in powerthis monstrous dish right here is our Internet so this is a gimballedsatellite dome and it allows us to get broadband speed internet anywhere we gowhich given our line of work is absolutely fantastic now let’s go checkout the storey deck of Delos so this is Delosmainmast and where the mizzen is 52 feet high the central mast is 66 feet high-pitched sitsover a six tale construct so it’s pretty high-pitched this is our mainsail it’s on aroller furling and these are electric engines with gearboxes that actuallycontrol how the sail “re coming” and how the voyage moves out of the mastthat’s what’s controlled by those buttons in the cockpit we are therefore never haveto leave the cockpit to come up front and shoal the voyages or position them in or putthem out so it’s a super cool system you really can’t be scared of statures whenyou live on a boat otherwise go to the top of the mast you’ll be introuble you know when you’re in a house and astorm comes by and the wind and the downpour starts it could be a unusually cozyexperience on a boat it can sometimes be a exceedingly harrowing suffer because youknow your ear houses is in peril you know simply the other night we were hereand we woke up at midnight because we felt this sudden thud and high winds hadshifted just enough to push Delos into shallow water so instead of floatinghappily at her fasten she was now bouncing off the bottom of the oceanwhich is a cruel cruel scenario to be in so here we are midnight middle ofthe night hurricanes blowin it’s raining and we have to get dressed we have to gooutside and we have to pick up the fix and we have to move the barge todeeper ocean and so that’s that’s that’s a challenge you’re always sort of livingon guard and on the edge for situations like thatso because we live on a boat things are a little bit different than a house inthis locker we have survival affords for worst-case scenarios so here we havea stupendous manual run so if we start taking on water we start pumping for ourlives literally now we have a life raft so this is a six somebody life raft it’s Ottoinflating if anything were to happen we draw the life raft out of the boat wethrow it over we hold it on and it has fairly supplies to last-place for I thinkseven days for six parties we have spare water so we have 40 litresof fresh drinking water in case anything happens to our main water supply and wealso have a ditch kit and so a ditch kit contains all the renders that you wouldwant to take with you if you vacate send so we have spare VHF radio we haveflashlights “were having” nutrient we have even more water in now we have fishing gearwe have signal mirrors if worst-case scenario were to come we take all thisstuff out and then we would abandon ship with it and it would allow us tohopefully be rescued and survive long enough for somebody to find us I utterly adoration living on a boat it’sextremely special and I anticipate one of the things I desire the most is that you areso connected with the weather and mood you literally live outside all the timewe’ve skippered in the tropics for quite a number of years and we’re really lookingforward to exploring some regions that are different for us so we are gonnasail up to Greenland and up to the Arctic and play around in the ice for alittle bit this summer it feels a little bit terrifying in fact when I thinkabout it it employs like that that braid in my tummy and throughout this trip overthe years every time that we’ve made a decision that sort of introduces that thatknot in our paunches it’s turned out to be an incredible experience so we’regonna threw a heater on Delos we’re gonna cause the craft up for cold weather panwe’re gonna head up north and learn what it’s like satisfy share this video if youliked it also be sure to subscribe to exploring alternatives and check out ourplaylists for more storeys like this thanks for watching

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How to Use the Management and Advisory Services APP

>> It is now my pleasure to introduce Mr.Brian Boothe who heralds from the northern properties of Vancouver, Washingtonwhere he serves as a lead for client detail managersall across the United Government. Slayer of remit scrutinizes, scholar of eastern Washington and lord of the ascents of Mount Hood. Brian shall present to you today the[ inaudible] of management and advisory services, a overriding professional service offered by GSA. Brian, the flooring is yours. >> Well, thank you for asking, Dale. I didn’t know I was going toget that wonderful introduction. But ever happy to be here to talk aboutthe professional services and human capital. I’m excited today to talk about the APPs inparticular, the acquisition planning packs. So let me promptly bring up my screen andhopefully then we can get this going. Okay. So thank you all for being here today. Like I said I’m evoked to be here to talkabout the acquisition planning packages and management and advisory services.Thank you, Dale, for the opening. One thing I just want to quicklymention is that so for myself I’ve been with the professional servicesand human capital list now for about four years, 18 times total with GSA. And ordinarily what I do in the contextof my job is either do scope reviews and assist customer bureaux with usingprofessional services contract solutions like the schedules program or OASIS in helpingguide them to what might be a potential answer for their individual requirements. And what we are going to share today, myself andmy colleague, Chelsea Hayes[ phonetic] are going to be talk about acquisition planning packagesthat can assist you with your say through the schedules program inparticular, and we’ll talk about why that is. But one thing that I think will various kinds of facilitate setthe stage for this conversation is that at least in my occasion, and I think that this probably acommon remark for a lot of contract tribes in the acquisition workforce, is thatthere is a lack of information sharing within the government contracting community. I don’t think that’s consequently a faulting ofthe government or anything in particular, it’s probably common acrossbusiness lines as well.But for years we’ve kind of struggled with this. And so there’s been some improvements in that. We’ve, you know, we’ve stoodup the acquisition gateway which is an intergovernmentalresource hub for contracting tribes. But there’s still a breach. And so we’re trying to help kindof alleviate that in many ways. And so the acquisition planningpackages are one of those tools that we hope will help bridge that spread. And you’ll hopefully understand why that is today. So let’s talk about. What are they? So you got a little taste from Pam.She described what they arebasically in essence. You know, riches such atemplates, lessons and samples that have been used or can be used by agencies. So we’ll talk about those in detail. Chelsea will deal that in the secondsession today that we’re going to do. But first I want to set thestage for why we have them, why we stood these up and how they’re planned. Because if you don’t know some of those answersthen you might know how important they could be to your possession process and how helpfulthey could be to you or even where to find them. So I want to step back to the overarchingprinciple that various kinds of cured lead-in us to now.And that is government-wide category management. And you might be thinking why is this important. Well, list administration is a principlethat the government really has adopted and is leader a great deal of our possessions today. So I’m going to start talkingabout that in particular. If you’ve been around government-wideprocurement for a while, and if you’re on the industry side of the house, you’ve probably heard these periods once. You’ve probably heard the period FederalStrategic Sourcing Initiatives which was kind of an early practise of category managementthat the government borrowed a few years back. And that’s been — you know, it’s a mature mannequin now. Most authorities have adoptedstrategic source strategies for certain specific types of buys and procurements. So that’s nothing new. What’s brand-new really is that list managementis being applied to government contracting in[ inaudible] and in practicenow on a larger scale. So going back to that pattern of strategicsourcing strategies, it started out of a need to really alleviate beings that aren’tacquisition or procurement folks from “ve had to” do those types of jobs or that type of work.So, for example, I’ve worked with the USDA, raise service organization, quite a bit in my epoch. And the government has offices basically in every countythroughout every regime in the United Mood. And they have one or two people in thoseoffices, and each office has its own needs as far as office supplies, right? At one point in time every single officehad individual that was doing some sort of procurement, whether it was micro- purchasesor whatnot, for things that were simple like bureau paper or printertoner or material like that. Strategic sourcing initiatives were designedto get that out of the handwritings of beings that don’t need to be doing that work, streamline buying where it procreated appreciation, typically in the entrusts of parties that hadmore knowledge in make that type of work.Also to leverage majority rebates forlarger buys and to likewise make sure that we were procuring it the same way. Because one person might go out to Office Depot, one person might have been going to Amazon. Some other parties might haveactually been using GSA Advantage or AbilityOne contracts asthey should have been doing. So there was a lot of gap in how it wasall being done, how the government was buying. So the Federal Strategic SourcingInitiatives were the first step. A pair several years ago the Office of Managementand Budget then ramped that up a little bit by putting out the memorandumthat’s joined here, M-1 9- 13, that is actually formalized government-wide categorymanagement at the top level scale very similar in a way that FSSI was being already done.In that structure they supported thecategory Management Leadership Council, and that assembly defined the ten government-widespend categories that we know today. And if you don’t know, don’tworry, we’ll spread that as well. I mention this because the schedulesprogram is organized along the lines of category conduct. And you’ll see the similaritieshere in just a hour. The report contains 12 lists under schedules. We “ve got a few” variances there betweenthe ten government-wide categories. But within those categories, ofcourse, is Professional Services. It’s both a government-wide categoryand it’s also a schedules category. And to me I think it’s the number one categorybecause I work for Professional Work. But we’re likewise the first one to talkabout the acquisition planning bundles which is the first fast 2021 periods. So we’re kicking it off fromProfessional Services.And the reason why Professional Servicesis kind of big deal with the government is because the government devotes a lot of moneydoing Professional Assistance contracting. Within these schedules curriculum wedo have 46 special entry digits. We’re not going to talk about all those today. That’s a totally different discussion. But just know that there is a lot ofwork that its authorities needs that falls within the category of professional services. So we’re going to cover managementadvisory precisely today which is a component of Professional Services. And hopefully you’ll gain someinformation from the sessions today that help you understand the acquisitionplanning packets a little bit better, how they fit within managementand advisory services. And you can go away withsomething that actually is — you know, something you couldutilize in your future acquisitions.So let’s talk about planneds including. I talked about government-widecategory management in terms of setting up the different categories, theten government-wide categories, but the OMB memorandum too defineddifferent types of contracts. They define for the governmentwhat spent under handling implies. And within that framework they said thereare four different types of contracts that the government is issuingand should be issuing. And those four ranks as we call them, tier 0through tier 3, are the different types of kind of category of contractsthat we lump these into. Tier 3 is the best in class type contracts. Tier 0 is unmanaged devote type of contracts. And when I say unmanaged spendI don’t mean that somebody that doesn’t have a warrant issued a contract and then there’s no contracting officerthat’s actually coping that contract. What it does aim is that an officeprobably questioned a contract for something that they think they neededthat was particular to them. And it was just a single contract, maybe amultiple award, or it might have been an IDIQ, but it’s designed to fit time their specificneed and it’s not available to anybody else.And it doesn’t have a lot oftransparency definitely and the devote that is happening under that contract. Those are what we are calling unmanaged contractor how OMB has defined unmanaged contracts. And the OMB has really stimulation the governmentto utilize better managed contracts, either rank 1, tier 2 or tier 3 contracts. Schedules are members of those tier 2 contracts. It’s government wide. A bunch of the data and waste data istransparent and available to the government. And there are some reasonswhy the schedules program is such a robust implement for authority contracting. It is one of the most highly utilized contractprograms out there for the federal government, and “youre seeing” some of thereasons why right here. I do want to highlight a coupleof these reasons including. One of them is the eTools integration. And you’re probably familiar withGSA Advantage, eLibrary and eBuy. And particular for serviceswhich is what we’re talking about today eBuy is one ofthe most important tools.Now, you have been able rulings on howhelpful the tool is and that’s different. We’re always looking to hear feedbackon whether you like it or you don’t like it and how we can improve things. But it’s important because plans integrationinto contract platforms is something that needs to happen more and more withgovernment-wide contracts. And we are seeing that more and more. But the schedules program has hadthis available for a long time. And if you’re not familiarwith eBuy we’ve got a session on that later today so stick around for it.But it is a great implement to helpyou organize a schedule order. The other thing that Pam mentioned in herintroduction was regulatory conformity. Not merely does GSA do a lot of the up frontwork for you in setting up these contracts and defining a fair and reasonableprice at least at the ceiling position, but we make sure that thesecontracts are in compliance. Pam mentioned Section 889 from the MDAA in particular, and that’s an important one for the government. It implemented that a duo years ago withthe act, but then genuinely eventually reeled out into the contracts just last year. So because these schedules aremanaged so centrally by GSA, we were able to do mass modificationsto our contracts very quickly. And we were able to implement the 889 the resource requirements for both Part A and Part B in genuinely a short amount of time.And we did it centrally. Whereas if you were organizing your own contracts, of course, you are required to do that independently. Or it would require a lot more workto do those types of modifications. That’s one of the benefits of using planneds. And it stops you as an rank agencyalready up to snuff when it comes to that type of regulatory compliance. In fact, I precisely took a check yesterday on thedashboard, and Pam mentioned dashboards as well, that clarity of datathat we have available, we have a dashboard for 889 Part B conformity. And GSA contracts right noware 99 percent in compliance. The one percent that’s still lyingout there they’re in a pending status for consenting those contract modifications.So they’ll soon acting in accordance andhopefully we’ll soon get 100 percentage. But we’re already 99 percentage in a manner that is consistent. And we’re talking thousands of contracts. So that’s one of the reasons why schedulesis the backbone of authority contracting and why we’re talking about it in light ofthe acquisition planning packs today. Now, I do want to step back and talk about thecategories again but putting it in the light of the schedules because I saidthere were some divergences, right? The report contains ten government-wide lists, and there are 12 schedules categories.Why the difference? Well, the difference is that we have two oractually I “re saying” three other categories under schedules that are not includedas government-wide categories. And the reason for this is becausewe do a lot of buys in these areas, and they need to be more clearlydefined under the schedules program. So one of those is furniture and furnishings. The other one is scientificmanagement and solutions. And then lastly is this miscellaneous one whichis kind of the catchall for the ancillary labour and ancillary equips or orderlevel fabrics that we need to cover under the schedules program.The one thing that we don’tcover under planneds is medical. The medical affords and servicesgovernment-wide category is managed by the DOD, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The VA actually has delegatedauthority to have their own schedules that operate just like GSA planneds. They’re FAR 8.4 based. But they control those ones separately. And you can acquire medical suppliesand works through those as well. But we don’t talk about that with GSA planneds because we’re not the onesthat are managing that one. But today we are going to focus inparticularly on professional services because it’s the best categoryin our planneds I’ve got to say.Sorry for the IT folks on theline but it’s my favorite. I convey it is my paycheck so that’sprobably a good one reason, too. But there are so many services available underprofessional services that it’s really important to understand what genuinely is available. I like to use an example because, andI’m not trying to pick on CIO bureaux, but I see this from CIO departments commonlythat they need a program or a project manager to really help manage this particular project. But because it’s coming from a CIO office theyget blinded sometimes by their own mission. And so I learn requirements that are coming out ofthe CIO office, and they think it’s IT in sort and that it actually belongsunder the IT category. When in reality it actually is programmanagement, and they probably need some people to have IT experience to be part of thatcontract, you know, contract squad that’s going to supply the solution to the requirement.But they’re looking in thewrong region sometimes. They’re looking at IT becausethat’s what they’re was just about to. They do it by default. And it’s not just a CIO issue. It’s not an IT publication. This happens from other agencies as wellwhere a particular office has a mission, and their operation is always in this particularcategory of waste so they go there first.And that’s why I think it is importantto talk about the invest lists under numerou gift planneds as wellas the government-wide categories. Because you need to know in light of yourrequirement what the actual category is so you can find the right possible solutions. If you’re reaching out to GSAand we be understood that, you are familiar with, it’s really kind of a professional servicesrequirement, maybe it’s not an IT requirement, of course we’re going to work with ourpartners in the other categories to made to ensure that we find the proper solutionsif they’re available to you.But if you’re doing independent market researchand you think it’s an IT requirement when genuinely in reality it’s not an IT requirement, you might be getting not the bestresults from your market research. So that’s why it’s important to know thedifferent categories that are out there. To smash that down a little bit further weactually have eight different subcategories as well. The subcategories you can see here under professional services includesome moderately large areas of work, right? I imply technical and engineeringthat coverings a assortment. R& D is a bit more specific, but even R& D cancover quite a wide area of services that are out there.But what we’re going to talk about inparticular, of course, is management and advisory services becausethat plows the bulk of professional services overallfor the federal government departments. In fact, in FY 2020 there was $ 39 billionworth of federal government spend precisely under management advisory services. That attains up the bulk ofprofessional services overall. So it’s important to know that a great deal of theprofessional services operate that is going on out there is under thisumbrella or subcategory umbrella of management and advisory services. You can be found in five functional areas registered there. We’ll talk about those in a littlebit more detail in only a hour. Now, when you look at it from the scheduleside of things, when we talk about management and advisory services within planneds, it’s broken out a little differently. If you’re familiar with schedules you know that with the mass consolidation we’ve noworganized it along those large categories so we have professional services. And then “were having” some subcategories. We call them subcategories so[ inaudible] government-wide category management. So there is that language issue. You might get confused if you listen subcategoryunder either one of these types of frameworks.But the subcategories within the schedulesprogram are broken down along functional routes. Meaning that we have — underprofessional services we have a group of environmental SINs thatdo environmental labor. We have a group of businessand administration type of SINs that do business and administrationtype of work. We have technical engineering. And when I say SIN I do meanspecial component list. I’m not talking about doing something badyou might go down below for later in life. But so we do have these SINs, specialitem digits, that represent types of toil that can be done under the schedules program. Now, when I talk about managementand advisory services I’m not talking about those subcategories, though, because within these subcategorygroups there might be different types of management and advisory services needed. So, for example, and some of the examplesI put up here, these are different SINs that include management andadvisory services at their core.However, you would find a SIN likeenvironmental consulting or 541620 under the environmental subcategory. 541614 SVC for ply and price chain managementyou would find under our logistics subcategory. So when you’re looking at schedulesthemselves it’s not going to pop out as management and advisory services. What you’re going to see is differentSINs that include those types of services, but they’re aligned with their operational area. I say this because the schedulessometimes can be a bit confusing. And if you’re not well known and we’retalking about management and advisory services, and you’re going, well, wait asecond where’s the management and advisory subcategory, well, there really isn’t one. But they are available in almost allof our functional subcategory localities. I drew these SINs out as particularexamples because they’re some of the most commonly used onesby the federal government. Especially 541611 that clothes the boardfor not just professional services, but you’ll find general management andadministrative consulting type of work needed in many areas and in many differentcategories including safety and protection, human capital. It’s most commonly used underprofessional services but it’s a big one.And it’s needed pretty mucheverywhere by every organization out there. So that accompanies us all the way backdown to acquisition contriving containers. What are they? So I contributed you through categorymanagement and how that is related to the schedules program, howthe schedules are organized. But let’s talk about what Chelsea isgoing to be diving into the details later on is what are the acquisitionplanning packs. Pam once kind of mentioned it earlier. It is the sample substantiates, the templates, resources that we hope can help youunderstand how to use the schedules better. These are in some cases real lifeexamples that we’ve pulled from customers that have created orders againstschedules and done them successfully. We’ve utilized some of the specimen that wethink represent the best of what they have done for particular types of requirements. So we believe that we’re put forward by thesepackages that really truly will be helpful for the federal acquisition workforce. And I think it’s really importantfor the industry to understand how we’re communicatingthis nonsense out as well.So I’m glad we have a lot of industrypartners on the request because the way that we’re putting these together isreally various kinds of a instructional guide on how to do their purchases throughthe schedules program. Including the start steps of market researchall the way through some evaluation ingredients so you could actually constitute that award. Pam mentioned this earlier, very, that these aren’t just for the professional servicescategory, and they’re not just for control advisory services. We have acquisition scheduling cartons forall these sizable lists that you see here.I believe that list may beexpanded in the future. And we have acquisition planningpackages underneath the great lists to the subcategories as well. And you can see some examples. When you have a copy of the presentationyou’ll be able to click on these connects and actually go to these illustrations out there. But we do have buyer’s guidesfor each subcategory, one for handling advisory serviceswhich we can go into a little bit later. We have templates that will really helpyou formulate a better contract pack. The market research templateI think is a good example.Because we are all doing –if we’re going acquisition for the federal governmentwe’re doing our market research. We “re going to have to” do that especiallyfor services contracts. The template is contributing to kind oforganize how that report will inspect. And it’s one of the most importantthings I think in the contract bundle because it guides your buy strategy.And if you don’t know howto employ it together are you all right or organize your market research this templatewill provide you a good way of doing that. And I wanted to give a plugfor our IMRAS[ phonetic] unit who I think is talking right after the current session. Because talk about a wonderful market research, you know, report box for your contract. They put together somethingthat I think is just beautiful. But if IMRAS is something that you aren’tnecessarily going to do, or maybe you’re going to do some initial market researchfirst, we do have a template to guide you with that as well.We also have an independent governmentcost estimate template which can pull in some database information to help youpre-populate and pre-fill some of the costs that you might be contemplatingfor your requirement. It’s a really great implement. And Chelsea will be showing someexamples of that one later today, extremely. So we hope that you exercise that as well.Lastly, and Pam mentioned these ones as well, we have sample documents and templates for RFIs if you’re going to issue your own RFI andyou’re not going to use the IMRAS process but you miss a more standardized approach. And I’m sure if you’re on the industry side youwould probably a better approaching to doing RFIs. Because we know that sometimesthey can be difficult to respond to because you don’t havetime, you don’t have sources. Or I’m saying this more for our agencypartners, if the agency partner is asking for a 20 page response to anRFI it’s probably a bad feeling. So we recommend maybe examining throughthese RFI resources to make sure that you’re communicating well with industryand that manufacture wants to communicate back with the information that might bepertinent to your market research.Because like I said earlier it’s thefoundation for your buy programme, and it’s the most probably important portion of developing the contract strategythat you have going forward. We likewise have RFQ templates. If you haven’t issued an RFQ against theschedules before it’s a request for quote. Templates for both chore seeks and for blanketpurchase agreements both wonderful tools that you can utilize the schedules for. And I want to highlight blanketpurchase agreements in particular. They’re such a flexible tool, and they arealready a rationalize acquisition process because you’re using theschedules planned for it. I most recommends the following. And if you don’t know how to put togethera BPA we’re come templates for you as well. Lastly, we have the evaluation points templatewhich will kind of help you guide a action to better hand-picked the resources that’sgoing to do the work for you. “Its important” I thinkespecially as we go away from lowest expenditure technicallyacceptable type of evaluation criteria, and we’re really looking forthe value to the government. And that’s where the evaluationfactors become much more important because we’re not just lookingat price as the bottom line.So “were having” tests there in theacquisition boxes as well which we’ll be highlighting later withChelsea under session two of today. These are actual real life samples under thefive functional areas that I mentioned earlier. And all these relations go to these documents whichare either sample PWSs, they’re sample RFQs. And they hone in on very specific typesof duty that the government needs to do. So if any of these areas are of interest to you, then the acquisition planning packs mayalready have some solutions that are ready built for you, some child nipping to tailorit to your particular requirement. But you don’t have to recreate the wheelfrom the ground up to get to the point where you have a solution in place.Because we already have a lotof these things built for you. And it’s not just GSA that’s building this. A spate of this is stuff that we’ve plucked infrom other agencies that we thoughts represent some of the best contracting andsolicitation and request for quote work out there under the schedules program. I do want to quickly talk about where theacquisition planning containers will be going hopefully in the future.We are looking to continuouslyimprove the content, of course. What you determined was a limited schedule, but it’s not a never terminating schedule. We do want to continue togrow this as it realizes appreciation. And especially for those areas ofwork under professional services that we don’t have mixtures for the authorities concerned but where the government isspending money quite frequently. We want to find the best instances out thereto help the government do a better activity of acquiring the same thingsover and over again, but there isn’t maybe a standardizedformat for it.We do want to provide more updated andspecific RFIs for industries so that, you are familiar with, one detective over here in Washington Stateisn’t doing an RFI the same that one in California is doing, and another office, the same agency is doing down in Louisiana. If there’s already an RFI that’s been done andwe can share that information amongst ourselves, then there’s not necessarily a reason to go outand do a complete brand-new RFI for the same thing. So we want to provide more updated andmore specific RFI information to partners. We’ll continue to identify those highquality PWSs and statements of work. As well as we’re looking atdeveloping the marketer indices or contractor indices that do specialized succeed. That’s already done under the schedules program.If you’ve been into eLibrary you may haveseen the subcategories we have set up there. For example under 541620 we havesubcategories for firms that do archeology and cultural resource works, environmentalmanagement systems and NEP-Arelated services. We want to kind of build that outso it’s integrated with the APPs. So if you’re looking for resources under the acquisition planning packagesyou’ll too be able to locate instantly the roll of contractors that we alreadyknow do that type of work. You can be found in some of the other plansthat we have for the future of APPs, but I know I’m hitting mytime limit so I do want to leave some time for Q& As if we have them.And I can open up the Q& A pod. >> Thank you for that, Brian. Great presentation. And it was like we do have a few questions. We’ll take time to answera few of those questions. >> Certainly. So the first question is if Iwanted to identify planned purchasers that have specialized ordeal performingprogram administration support services for the commercial proceed industry such aslodging and dining business body, would that that be able to do– would you be able to do that? That is definitely our hope. Program management like I said is one of thosereally vast categories of work that various kinds of includes different sorts of spectra. But, yes, we do think you can do that. And “thats one” if we don’t once have an RFIthat has travelled out there and researched that type of information, that is something we couldinclude in the acquisition planning boxes. I don’t think we particularlyhave that in place right now. But if we are all aware of an enterprise that hasalready done that type of market research and we can share that information throughan APP we would certainly like to do so .>> Okay, that’s great, Brian. Time for two more questions. >> There’s one here that says but FASAA works needs such a large purchase or purchases, what if we are a small office with smaller professional servicesneeds like$ 5 million and under? >> So I believe that’s is a reference to GSA’sassisted possession works possibly. And that is something that isdefinitely a resource for agencies to take advantage of when it realise smell. There, of course, is an issue. Because it is a fee-based service, and so if it is a smaller requirement and you don’t have access to contractacquisition organization that can do the contracting for you, it is a possibilitybut it is fee-based.And that is something that you have totake up with your regional AAS service, your expedited possession service. So I can’t necessarily providean answer for that here today. What I recommend is that you connect withyour local customer services conductors. They’re all geographically based. They’re all across the country. And you can easily find themthrough our CSD locator at GSA.gov. Connect with them and insure what resourcesare available either through AAS, or if there’s a way that they can maybelink you up with a contracting bureau that can do an seek from the schedulesfor you that’s already maybe in existence and doing work for your particular agency. >> Okay, another questionthat we have is I heard that the OASIS contract vehicle is going away.Where will it be addressed? >> So the OASIS contracting vehicle, and it’s a good side question, we’re not talking about OASISnecessarily today, but it is a question that is definitely out there in the open. The OASIS family of contracts expire in 2024. They are not going to be revitalized as OASIS again. But we are working on the next generationof services kind of IDIQ contract. It’s been I anticipate referencedout there as BIC MAC. In fact, we are only had ourfirst request for information in the industry close yesterdayor maybe early this morning. So we are now “workin on” what that nextgeneration contract will look like for services. It won’t be exactly the same as OASIS, but weare taking some lessons learned from OASIS, and we know that we have hada lot of success with OASIS.So we want to incorporate the best of whatwe’ve done under the OASIS contract family and incorporate that into the next generationIDIQ contract for services, aka BIC MAC. And I won’t talk about it much morebecause if you stick around until the end of the day we do have my ownAssistant Commissioner Tiffany Hixson who is the Category Executive forProfessional Business and Human Capital. She’ll to speak for BIC MACat the end of the day today. >> Okay, and one last-place questionhere I foresee might be vital. It says for under SAT on schedule buys wehave been directed to survey three marketers. What does examine symbolize? Does it ask post on eBuy, do we needto email formal RFQs to three merchants, or can we just look and pick thelowest for the products we need? >> So you have to refer back to theparticular ordering procedures under FAR 8.4. But if it is under the simplifiedacquisition threshold, you do need to ensure thatyou will get three mentions. Now, whether that is throughyour market research or whether you do immediately communicateto manufacture that is up to you. But the FAR requires you toensure you can get three mentions. Sometimes that can merely be your market research. But sometimes it probably isa good theme to actually reach out to industry perhaps through an RFI.But there is the dilemma, right, ifit’s under the SAT there’s a good chance that industry doesn’t have theresources to respond to an RFI. So that is a decision thatyour agency will have to spawn. But I would refer back to FAR 8.4 proceduresfor your particular type of requirement, whether it requires a statement of work or not. Because there are specific guidelines underFAR 8.4 that tell you what to do when you need to order above the micro-purchase thresholdbut below the simplified acquisition threshold. >> Great. I don’t think we havetime for some additional questions, but we do have all your questions with us. And, again, we’ll share them with thepresenter and get that datum back to you as soon as circumstances permitted after the phenomenon. Dale? >> Thanks, Liz, and thanks, Brain, for that great presentation ..

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hi Alex now you probably know thisfamous quote by Albert Einstein we cannot solve our problems with thethinking we use when we created them so what does this mean for solving oursustainability questions Why is it so hard to plan strategicallytowards sustainability together as a society well study are demonstrating that in large groups ofpeople the most common planning approach is forecasting exploiting vogues from thepast forecast them in the future and fixingproblems to improve it this is OK when we are on the righttrajectory but it’s like driving expending exclusively yourrearview mirror said he hopes that the road onward is going tobe the exact logical continuing of the last few kilometers it soundsdangerous and hitherto this is what we’re doing and itmay also mean that we are not asking an importantquestion what if we need to change direction? what ifwe want or need a very different future from wherewe’re title? here is an example of what forecastingapplied to decision-making looks like in our society today let’s saythat we are about seven billion people on Earth today directions suggest that we will be around ninebillion in 2050 everybody required to drive to work and tour for business and holidaytherefore we need to build many more automobiles roads airplanes airports et cetera it doesn’tseem to leave a lot of apartment for talent or something different right so don’t get me wrong forecastingis not always bad it’s actually a very good wayto build upon successes to understand difficulties accommodated and becomemore resilient the move allegory that we used in aprevious video is a great example of useful forecastingbut it’s not enough to plan and a very complex system like our world when the actual trends arepart of the problem by definition forecasting willreproduce in the future problems that we already have today inthis article why sustainability is now the key driverof innovation the Harvard Business Review suggestsdon’t start from the present if the starting point is the currentapproach to business the view of the future is likely to bean optimistic extrapolation it’s better to start from the future so as Einstein suggested in his paraphrase we need a different way of thinking we needbackcasting from success scheming from the future individuallywe all consume backcasting all the time think about the last timeyou planned your anniversary did you look only a trends of whereeverybody else was going? of course not what if the trendiestdestinations were grey beach beaches in the pacific and you like hiking in the mountains youprobably had a vision of what success looked like for your holidayand you planned step by step toward it in order to findthe best destination given your own restrictions like fund, dates, hiking knowledge, etc.The game of chess is a complex systemwhere actors use backcasting both participates share a very clear visionof success in principles called checkmate they don’t know in detailwhat the board is going to look like at the end of the game but they do know that one of the twokings will not be able to escape from capture knowing this they make all theirdecisions in order to achieve checkmate adjustingtheir policy turn after turn depending on that you gaze of the board to design successfully and strategicallytoward a really sustainable future we need touse backcasting from sustainability principles this can help us agree even in largegroups on what the principles of success arefor sustainability we don’t need to waste time andresources on short-term ad hoc decisions that donot get us closer to sustainability checkmate we don’t need to reason on the details of what a sustainable culture( thechessboard) looks like in the end we don’t need to reproduce in the future difficulties that we havetoday instead we can adjust our programme step-by-step as new information technologies and inventionsappear in order to achieve success so if we agree that backcasting from sustainabilityprinciples sounds like a good way forward what is checkmate for sustainability what are the sustainability principles that we need to backcast from? Well we’llfind out in the next video so satisfy subscribe if you like thecontent and expressed appreciation for for watching

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What is Organizational Culture?

let me pioneer you to Jim hello Jim let’s follow Jim as he grows up follows his dream organizes his own fellowship and learns a lot about administrative culture every human organization generates a unique culture all its own from a small family business operating in its hometown to a large global organization covering cultures and day zones each organization has a distinct identity organizational culture is influenced by beliefs and assumptions what do we represent by creeds and beliefs impressions and presuppositions come from the things that we listen say and learn they too come from the things that we are seeking to sometimes these things cultivate sometimes they don’t then we rethink and try again just like little Jim now let’s follow Jim to the University he meets friends and motivates them a simple example when we talk about our three chairs for Jim and his friends as they graduate and team up to form an organization of their own they decide together where they want to go they create a foundation that everybody can use and recognize they words teams which are line and employ together to succeed in their marketplace but in order to succeed arrangements need to be able to adapt let’s watch Jim and his squad as they strive for success together underneath the surface of an organizational culture we have assumptions ideologies knowledge thoughts and feelings these are taken for granted we can’t see them administrative culture is learned it flourishes as we gain experience from our duty and move on together over period the lessons from the past shape our work and life policies for the future and are important enough to pass on to the next generations not only for their survival but likewise for their development evolution and success

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