The MOECC has posted multiple decisions recently to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO, formerly referred to as the Environmental Registry, or EBR). A brief overview and links to the appropriate documents/ ERO postings are available below.
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and Creation of a New Services Documents Regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act
Decision Posted: April 24, 2018
ERO Number: 012-8583
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.
The full EOR posting is available at https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/012-8583?mc_cid=3b1a5feaf0&mc_eid=4e23b95e90
Cumulative Effects Assessment in Air Approvals
Decision Posted: April 26, 2018
ERO Number: 013-1680
We have a new policy to improve how we consider cumulative impacts from multiple air pollution sources. The policy applies to air emissions of benzene and benzo[a]pyrene in the Hamilton/Burlington area and benzene in the Sarnia/Corunna area.
Note: This will guide decisions on ECAs for new or expanding facilities and will apply to all ECA applications submitted after October 1, 2018.
The full ERO posting is available at https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-1680; a copy of the policy is also provided below.
New/Updated Screening Levels for the Air Contaminants Benchmarks (ACB) List
Decision Posted: April 27, 2018
ERO Number: 013-2207
We have updated the Air Contaminants Benchmarks (ACB) list with new or updated screening levels for over 4,500 air contaminants.
Note: This update to the ACB list also includes the new and updated air standards for sulphur dioxide, announced on March 20, 2018 (ERO# 013-0903)
The full ERO posting is available at https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-2207