Ban on the Incineration of Tires
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act
Summary of Proposal:
Currently, no facility in Ontario incinerates tires, including those with approval to do so for use as a replacement fuel in a manufacturing process. As a result, MOE has had no experience monitoring the environmental performance of facilities that incinerate tires.
The purpose of the proposed time-limited ban is to allow for the collection of information confirming the environmental performance of facilities using tires as fuel. If a ban is introduced, MOE will not issue any new approvals for the incineration of tires (including for use as fuel) until this information has been obtained.
For the purposes of the proposed regulation, tires will include all whole (or in part), shredded or chipped tires, and incineration includes the burning, combustion or any other thermal processing of tires, as a means of waste management or as fuel for energy recovery.
During the period of the ban, with the exception of the facilities issued approval before the ban is in effect, no facility will be allowed to incinerate tires. The ban will apply to all incineration of tires, whether or not the purpose of the incineration is fuel or simply disposal of the tires. During the period of the ban, MOE also will not issue any new approvals for the incineration of tires (including for use as fuel).
May 18, 2007
Comments Due Date:
February 12, 2007
Lisa Mychajluk, Senior Policy Coordinator
Waste Management Policy Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1P5
PHONE: (416) 314-4183 FAX: (416) 325-4437