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Sector registration mandatory for solar, printing and waste haulers from November 18

Congratulations to the Approvals Reform team: The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has brought three new sectors into its Environmental Activity and Sector Registry Regulations under the Environmental Protection Act: Small Ground-Mounted Solar; Lithographic, Screen and Digital Printing; and Non-Hazardous Waste Transportation Systems. Qualifying activities in these sectors can therefore now take place through registration, [...]

New fee for Ontario environmental sector registry

As of October 28, 2012, the Ministry of the Environment now charges $1,190 to register an activity in the an Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR). See EBR Registry Number: 011-6549. This is part of a general raising of fees across the Ontario government, as recommend by the Drummond Report. Payment must be received in full, on [...]

Updated air pollution standards

Ontario's air standards and ambient air quality criteria (AAQC) have been updated for a series of carcinogens and other toxic substances, including 1,3-Butadiene.  EBR Registry Number: 010-6214 Manganese and Manganese Compounds: EBR Registry Number: 010-6253 Hexavalent Chromium, and Chromium and Chromium Compounds Divalent and Trivalent. EBR Registry Number: 010-6353 Benzene EBR Registry Number: 010-7186 Nickel and Nickel Compounds EBR Registry [...]

Approvals reform Bill introduced

Two environmental Bills were introduced into the Ontario Legislature this week: approvals reform, and a major push to develop and export clean water technology. For most Ontario businesses, the approvals reform package will be, by far, the most important. The Bill will amend the Environmental Protection Act and related statutes to create a two track [...]