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  • Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Issues Statement Special Flood Advisor Report

    On November 1, 2019 the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry published a statement in response to the Special Advisors Report on Flooding: “Our number one priority is the safety of the public and the protection of our communities. We understand the impacts flooding has on our communities and the lives of the people of […]

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  • Expansion of Administrative Penalties in Ontario

    On October 31, 2019 the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks published an article that Ontario is going to take action to protect the environment and hold polluters accountable.  They are proposing to “expand the use of administrative monetary penalties to a broader range of environmental violations and reinvest the money to support projects that […]

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  • A Made in Ontario Environment Plan UPDATE

    UPDATE:  Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) New Release dated February 12, 2019 announcing next stage in Environment Plan “Ontario’s government for the people today announced the next stage in its commitment to protect the environment and fight climate change without imposing a carbon tax.  In particular, Ontario’s proposed regulatory approach combines emissions reductions […]

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  • Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Propose Changes to Toxics Reduction Act

    As per the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Act Proposal Notice and Regulation Proposal Notice dated December 6, 2018: “Changes are proposed to reduce burden under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 455/09. See EBR Post: 013-4234 Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated Regulations by December 31, 2021 See […]

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  • For the Most Recent Regulatory News…..

    The MOECC has actively been publishing Decision Notices. Amendments to O.Regulation 455/09 – (Toxics Reduction) https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/012-8583 Food and Organic Waste Framework – https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-1814 Cumulative Effects Assessments in Air Approvals – https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-1680 MOECC Approval Letter for Expansion of Metal Finishers Industry Standard – http://www.casf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MOECC-Approval-April-2018-Expand-MF-Tech-Standard.pdf **************************************************************** To get more involved in Regulatory Modernization Comments on Proposals on […]

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  • Toxics Reduction Act Decision Notice

    As per the Decision Notice posted by the MOECC April 24, 2018 “Decision summary 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 […]

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  • Ontario Food and Organic Waste Framework EBR # 013-1814

    As per the MOECC, EBR Notice # 013-1814, The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework (“Framework”). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change. The Framework consists […]

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  • CME SMART Green Program – Enhancements Made in 2017

    Full details about SMART Green Program can be found by clicking here . *********************************************************************************************************************** The Ontario Energy Board approved an increase in natural gas prices effective January 1, 2017, of 3.3 cents per cubic meter (or about 20%), for facilities too small to participate in Ontario’s Cap & Trade program. This may have a large negative […]

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