A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan
décembre 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
décembre 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
Ontario Food and Organic Waste Framework
mai 18, 2018 - Ontario
Following consultations, we are releasing the Food and Organic Waste Framework to prevent and reduce food and organic waste, rescue surplus food, collect and recover food and organic waste and support beneficial end-uses. This will help the province build a circular economy and fight climate change.
EBR Registry Number: 013-1814
Ministry: Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Decision Posted: April 30, 2018