OntarioOntario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to amend several producer responsibility regulations made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCE), 2016. 

The proposed amendments would reduce unnecessary administrative requirements for the tire, battery, and electrical and electronic equipment regulations.  

As part of a larger Canadian effort to reduce administrative burdens in many of its regulations, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks communicated several changes to its RRCE requirements.  

Several keep proposals, among many, include: 

  • Removing auditing requirements for reporting data and fees 
  • Removing educational requirements 
  • Reducing frequency of management audits from annually to every three years 
  • Amending the small producer exemption to remove reporting and registration requirements 

The comment period for these proposals ends on Jan. 10, 2022. Those who want to learn more about this new requirement are encouraged to reach out to AEM’s Jason Malcore at jmalcore@aem.org.

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