About the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee

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

The Coordinating Committee was formed with the express purpose of overseeing and directing the work of a peer review team that will independently review the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal's Environmental Assessment. Ultimately, the environmental assessment will be reviewed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to determine whether or not the project can move ahead.

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

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee first announced the Peer Review Team on February 7, 2013. The current list of review panel experts includes:

Discipline area

Peer Review Team Lead(s)

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