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Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will proceed with the development of a new regulation to allow organizations, engaged in certain activities, to register air and noise emissions on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR).

Although the regulation does not directly relate to the waste management sector, the Ministry’s efforts are in line with the OWMA’s longstanding position on streamlining the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) process. It also offers a template on how certain waste management activities could be handled moving forward as part of the government’s efforts to modernize approvals.

The director of the Ministry’s Modernization of Approvals Branch has considered the feedback it received on a technical discussion paper during the development of the draft regulation, which can now be found on the EBR by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2doTaoa.

To support the draft regulation, the Ministry has also put together a discussion paper on proposed odour requirements for the EASR, which is on the EBR. (Click on the link to access the discussion paper: http://bit.ly/2dwOFUI.)

Additionally, the Ministry has posted updates to the Primary Noise Screening Process and Secondary Noise Screening Process. (Click on the link to access the updates: http://bit.ly/2d6Lpky.)

The government will be hosting several “stakeholder engagement sessions” this month to discuss these policy proposals. For more information, please contact Peter Hargreave at phargreave@owma.org.