CDA Draft Documents for Public Review/Comment

On this page, we will post draft documents for members to consider and comment on. Please note these are drafts only and, as such, are not for circulation or for any other use than submitting comments.

There are currently two documents on which comment is invited, both relating to the Engineer of Record:

Webinar December 15, 2020

Discussion of the webinar PowerPoint presentation Engineer of Record. Please email comments to Andy Small

Description: This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the EOR concept. It will be the first of a series of webinars arout the EOR through a joint effort of USSD and Canadian Dam Association (CDA).

Objectives: This webinar provides an overview and history of the Engineer of Record role for Tailings Dams. The importance of maintaining an engineer of record and their responsibilities will be explained with consideration to recently promulgated requirements and guidance. The expectations of the engineer of record and the owner will be discussed, referencing industry guidance from the Global Industry Standard on Tailings, ICMM, Mining Association of Canada, the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) and Geoprofessionals Business Association (GBA).

CDA Conference Workshop October 26, 2021

Discussion of the conference workshop Engineer of Record. Please email comments to Andy Small

About the Workshop

The workshop is an extension to the presentation by the USSD and CDA in December 2020 that provided an overview of the EOR and will be followed by another workshop on governance to be held as part of Tailings and Mine Waste on November 6, 2021.

The workshop will describe different dam safety governance models with examples from different companies and show how the EOR fits within the different models. Benefits and challenges with the different models will be identified and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to the speakers and to a panel.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how the EOR can fit into different dam safety governance models, and what other key roles are required for the entire system to function. Attendees will also gain an understanding of pros and cons of different models and what to look out for to make an EOR assignment successful for the Owner, EOR, Regulators and ultimately the Community.

We appreciate your time in reviewing these documents and letting us have your comments.