Provincial Government

New EBR Decision Notice Posting: Amendments to O.Reg. 524/98

On November 22, 2016 the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change posted a proposal to amend O. Reg. 524/98 to the Environmental and Regulatory registries that would expand the list of exemptions from section 9 of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

After considering all comments received on the posting, a decision has been made to implement the proposal. O. Reg. 14/17, amending O. Reg. 524/98, was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and came into force on February 3, 2017. The regulation can be found here.

The Decision Notice posting describing the ministry’s decision and how public input was considered can be found here.

The amendments to O. Reg. 524/98 will reduce the regulatory burden on less complex activities/facilities whose emissions do not pose a significant risk to human health or the environment. The amendments are also part of the ministry’s overall proposal to modernize air and noise approvals and will help support the implementation of the new Air Emissions EASR regulation (O. Reg. 1/17). Contiue Reading

Air emissionsuser guide for EnvironmentalActivity and Sector Registry

Please be advised that you are now able to register certain activities in the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) under the new Air Emissions EASR regulation that is now in force. If you wish to register for this EASR, please click here. For more information on the Air Emissions EASR regulation, please click here.

Under the new Air Emissions EASR regulation, certain activities with air emissions can be registered through the EASR process. The EASR provides a streamlined process for self-registration, eliminating administrative burdens, making the process faster, transparent, accessible and potentially reducing costs through a one-time fee.