Proposed Hazardous Waste Fees Increase

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a regulation to amend Regulation 347, made under the Environmental Protection Act. The proposed regulation, if made, would raise the tonnage component of the Hazardous Waste Fees from $10 per tonne to $20 per tonne for hazardous waste transferred or disposed of between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The tonnage component of the Hazardous Waste Fees would be further increased to $30 per tonne as of January 1, 2017.

The province is committed to ensuring that hazardous waste is safely managed. Not managing waste properly now—particularly hazardous waste—can lead to expensive clean-ups of contaminated land and water in the future. Current fees offset about 50 percent of the cost to regulate the management of hazardous and liquid industrial waste in Ontario. The proposed new fee structure is more in line with the actual costs of running the program. A full cost recovery approach will ensure that the program is financially sustainable and continues to achieve its environmental objectives as it evolves in the long term.

The ministry will work with businesses to ensure that the transition is as efficient as possible. We are also exploring options to improve the service delivery to, and reduce the administrative burden on, generators.

Please see EBR Registry posting 012-3915 for additional information and to comment on this proposal.

Pour obtenir plus d’information sur cet avis en français veuillez consulter l’affichage 012-3915 sur le Registre environnemental. Veuillez ne pas répondre à ce courriel généré automatiquement.

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George Skotidas
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