Toxics Reduction Act Decision Notice
April 26, 2018
As per the Decision Notice posted by the MOECC April 24, 2018
We have changed when facilities have to review their toxic reduction plans. This will help to align the first two plan reviews with federal timelines and ensure facilities plan and report on current and relevant toxic substances. We also made a new regulation to provide more options to serve documents making it consistent with other regulations.
We have amended Ontario Regulation 455/09 and introduced a new service of documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 that provides more options to serve documents. The amendments were modified as a result of public consultation and will come into effect on April 23, 2018.
The amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 has:
- Changed how often facilities have to review their toxic reduction plans:
- The first plan review cycle is now extended to six years, with plan reviews due on December 31, 2019.
- The second plan review cycle is now four years later, with plan reviews due on December 31, 2023.
- After 2023, facilities will return to the original timing to review their toxic reduction plans every five years.
- Simplified the information facilities are required to include in their plans:
- Facilities are no longer required to include all the previous years’ accounting records since the current plan was created. These records will continue to still be available.
- Only the previous year’s accounting records are required.
- Better aligned the Toxic Reduction Program with the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting extensions and administrative data updates i.e. North American Industry Classification System codes, spatial coordinates, and emails.
- Clarified language and corrected minor errors. (MOECC, 2018).
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MOECC. (2018). Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act. Retrieved from https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/012-8583