TOXICS REDUCTION ACT, 2009 & O.REG 455/09

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In late December 2009 the Ontario Ministry of Environment announced a new regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act which was finalized in July, 2009. The purpose of this Act and the proposed regulation is to reduce the industrial use of toxic substances by identification and reduction planning.

 

The list of Toxics is based on the NPRI list and has been divided into two phases in this regulation. There are 96 contaminants on the Phase 1 Toxic list and the first baseline reporting year will be 2010 with the report due by June 1, 2011.

 

Phase 2 Toxics list contains all other NPRI contaminants and will be phased in two years later, with an initial reporting year 2012.

 

 

For information or questions on the requirements for this regulation please contact:

Chris Lovell …………(519) 359-8620 ………………..clovell@lovellassoc.com

 

 

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