On October 31, 2011, the Ministry of the Environment’s much anticipated modernized approvals system came into effect in Ontario. As of this date, Parts II.1 (Environmental Compliance Approvals) and II.2 (Registrations) of the EPA are in force. The separate Certificates of Approval previously required by sections 9 (air and noise) and 27 (waste) of the EPA, and section 53 (sewage works) OWRA have been replaced by Environmental Compliance Approvals that may be issued for multiple activites at a site.
Certain heating systems, including HVAC systems, standby power systems and automotive refinishing facilities may now be registered in MOE’s Environmental Activity and Sector Registry.
For more information on the modernized approvals system see here.
For instructions on registering an activity with the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry see here.
For a map-based search tool for MOE approvals and registration information see here.
Albert is an Associate whose practice involves all aspects of Renewable Energy and Environmental Law. He joined Foglers in 2010 after 10 years with Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment. He is a graduate of York University’s joint MES/LLB program and also has a B.Sc. in Biology from York. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-864-7602.