Regulation - LGIC

Removing acetone reporting requirements

Regulation Number(s):
127/01 - Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting (EPA)
455/09 - General made under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act, 1990
Summary of Decision:
We decided to proceed with ending acetone reporting in Ontario. This will align us with the federal government and other provinces that have not required acetone release reporting since 1998 and reduce burden for business without compromising protection of human health and the environment.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
All facilities that must report their acetone emissions under the current regulation will benefit equally by this proposal. It is estimated that the proposal will generate an overall net savings for all facilities that are required to report their acetone emissions. Facilities will need to understand the implications to their business of the proposed revocation and what it means to their reporting requirements for 2019 and beyond.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 11, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
To address duplication and overlap with the federal government's Chemicals Management Plan requirements for toxic substances, Ontario is proposing to end its acetone reporting requirements to align with other Canadian jurisdictions without reducing protection of human health and the environment.
Contact Address:
Air Policy Section
135 St. Clair Avenue, West
M4V 1P5
Tel: (416) 325-8014
Effective Date:
January 1, 2020