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  • Amendment N.S. Reg. 8/2019 Solid Waste-Resource Management Regulations

    February 25, 2019  -  Nova Scotia

    Order in Council 2019-2 dated January 15, 2019
    Amendment to regulations made by the Governor in Council
    pursuant to Section 102 of the Environment Act
    The Governor in Council on the report and recommendation of the Minister of Environment dated November
    29, 2018, and pursuant to Section 102 of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Environment Act, is pleased to
    amend the Solid Waste-Resource Management Regulations, N.S. Reg. 25/1996, made by the Governor in
    Council by Order in Council 96-79 dated February 6, 1996, to remove the ban on acceptance of designated
    materials at thermal treatment facilities and to clarify that “waste diversion” includes energy recovery, in the
    manner set forth in Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of the report and recommendation, effective on
    and after January 15, 2019.

    Source: Government of Nova Scotia. (2019). Royal Gazette. Retrieved from https://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/rg2/2019/RG2-2019-02-01.pdf

  • A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

    December 18, 2018  -  Ontario

    As per the MECP, EBR 013-4208 Post, the Proposed Plan reflects on the Government of Ontario’s commitment to address challenges in the protection of land, air, water, waste, and help Ontarians reduce GHG emissions and prepare them for Climate Change.

  • Toxics Reduction Act & Regulation

    December 18, 2018  -  Ontario

    As per the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Act Proposal Notice and Regulation Proposal Notice dated December 6, 2018:

    "They are proposing to make changes to reduce burden under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 455/09.

    The proposed amendments are intended to reduce burden associated with the overlap between Ontario’s focus on toxic reduction planning and the federal government’s Chemicals Management Plan requirements to take action on chemicals. By 2021, most substances regulated by Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 will be covered by the federal program. To avoid this unnecessary duplication, Ontario is proposing that facilities with existing toxics reduction plans will no longer be required to review their plans, and will refer to their existing plans for opportunities to reduce toxics. It is also proposed that any facilities entering the program will not have any planning, reviewing, or reporting obligations.

    Only facilities with current plans for substances that meet reporting thresholds would continue to annually report on the amounts of those substances under the Toxics Reduction Program. Annual reports would continue to include information about the progress being made to reduce those substances.

    This would preserve elements of the program that support Ontarians’ right to know about toxic substances in their communities while maintaining the right balance between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.

    The government is also proposing to repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and regulations made thereunder in 2021, and defer entirely to the federal government as they finalize their chemical management assessments and take action on substances deemed to be toxic."

    See EBR Post: 013-4234 Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated Regulations by December 31, 2021

    See EBR Post: 013-4235 Planning and Reporting Changes under the toxics reduction program and Ontario Regulation 455/09

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