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November 11, 2016

Making Environmental Approvals EAS(ie)R?

On September 26, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted a draft regulation that seeks to streamline the approvals process for comment on the Environmental Registry.  The regulation would minimize the approvals process for air and noise emissions from low risk facilities and processes.  Low risk facilities and processes would be eligible for registration on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) instead of a requirement for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA).  A further set of low risk facilities and processes would be exempt from approval requirements.

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