Landfill Gas Collection and Control Regulation
O. Reg. 232/98
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Summary of Decision:
The amendments to two (2) regulations under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) that result in requirements for landfill gas collection, and use or burning, for operating, new or expanding landfills larger than 1.5 million cubic metres total waste disposal volume have been made and filed with the Registrar of Regulations. The amendments were made to O. Reg. 232/98 (Landfilling Sites) and Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Regulation 347 (General - Waste Management).
May 12, 2008
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (Ministry) is proposing that two (2) regulations under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) be amended to require landfill gas collection, and use or flaring (i.e. burning), for all operating and proposed new or expanding landfills with total waste disposal capacities larger than 1.5 million cubic metres. The proposed amendments also include provisions to recognize early action to capture landfill gas that has been taken by operating landfills.
Reductions in landfill gas (methane) emissions to the atmosphere will help contribute to Ontario's climate change goals and to any national or international greenhouse gas reduction targets.
This is the second, more detailed posting for the proposed regulations and contains the proposed text for those regulations.
Ministry of the Environment
Integrated Environmental Planning Division
Waste Management Policy Branch
135 St Clair Avenue West
Phone: (416) 314-7876
June 19, 2008