Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 (TRA)
Summary of Decision:
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 new regulation to provide more options to serve documents making it consistent with other regulations.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
A costing analysis was carried out by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in conjunction with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and it was found that the total administrative cost savings associated with shifting the first plan review cycle to six years will be offset by shifting the second plan review cycle back to four years. Facilities will then return to reviewing their toxic reduction plans on the original schedule, which is every five years.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
July 28, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
MOECC is proposing that O. Reg. 455/09 be amended with respect to:

1. Reducing a reporting requirement from the annual report for the regulated community;
2. Modifying the planning process to focus on technically feasible options;
3. Simplifying the toxic substance plan review process;
4. Adjusting the schedule and timing of the plan review process;
5. Protecting confidential business information;
6. Aligning with changes made to the NPRI reporting requirements;
7. Clarifying language and intent of the regulation;
8. Correcting minor errors; and
9. Removing spent items.
Contact Address:
Erin Harrigan Podgaiz
Senior Program Advisor
Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Programs Division
Program Management Branch
40 St Clair avenue West
4th floor
4e étage
Toronto Ontario
Phone: (416) 325-4103
Effective Date:
April 23, 2018