Helfy Canada – consulting engineering


Authorization Certificate and permit
Authorization certificat is under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act

The purpose of the Environmental Quality Act (EQA) is to preserve the quality of the environment, promote its improvement and prevent its deterioration. One of the means provided by the legislation is to establish a preventive regime so certain activities or projects are obliged to obtain prior authorization from the Ministry.

Section 22 of the EQA states that " No one may erect or alter a structure, undertake to operate an industry, carry on an activity or use an industrial process or increase the production of any goods or services if it seems likely that this will result in an emission, deposit, issuance or discharge of contaminants into the environment or a change in the quality of the environment, unless he first obtains from the Minister a certificate of authorization".

The legislative objective adopted by this article is to prevent environmental degradation by obliging citizens, promoters and others to seek authorization before acting.
The first subparagraph mainly refers to projects in the terrestrial environment, whereas the second subparagraph contains a particular reference to works in a water or moist environment.

HELFY proposes to support you by collating the documents, carrying out the necessary expertises and taking care of the various administrative requirements so that you can obtain the certificate of authorization without difficulty.

ISO 14 001 Certification
HELFY assistance, centralized on environmental impacts, will lead you smoothly to the incorporation of an environmental management system in your company's daily tasks and, according to your expectations, to the acknowledgement of your new system by organisms renowned internationally.

- Establishment of an initial diagnostic;
- Identification and gradation of environmental aspects/impacts : natural resources, residual waste, water and energy consumption, atmospheric discharges, at risk situations...
- Establishment of a concrete environmental policy based and adapted to your current corporate culture : achievable objectives and clear indicators.
- Organization of the environmental management (process, instructions, recordings);
- Blank audit
Regulation surveillance :
To benefit from investment decision making tool and to be conform with environmental regulations and management references. 

We propose :

- Regulations audits
- Blank audits
- Sorting out the laws and regulation concerning your activities
- Analysis and synthesis of text or guide
- To create an action plan and grading the preventives/correctives actions

An investment on the human/financial aspects.
A clear vision on positive aspects and on the improvements that should been made.