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Environmental Activity and Sector Registry

On October 31, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has launched a Modernization of Approvals program known as Ontario Regulation 245/11 (O. Reg 245/11) "Prescribed Activities and the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry - Heating Systems, Standby Power Systems and Automotive Refinishing" to obtain Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) MOE Permits.

 
O. Reg 245/11 creates a new online environmental registry for businesses operating in Ontario that have routine operations with known environmental emissions and controls. The Sector Registry will be easy to use and is intended to assist in streamlining the MOE Approvals Process. The following is a list of some of the activities and equipment eligible for Sector Registry:
 

1) Automotive spray-paint booths;

2) Gas fired comfort heating units;

3) Standby power systems.
 

Businesses Operating in Ontario with processes that ONLY utilize eleigible Sector Registry activities and equipment and meet the specific operational criteria outlined in O. Reg 245/11 may be eligible to use the online Sector Registry. Pollutech can help to ensure your operations meet all of the applicable Ontario Ministry of the Environment Standards and Guidelines (Ontario Regulation 419/05 and the Environmental Protection Act) and we strongly recommend that an "Environmental Compliance Assessment" be conducted prior to installing the equipment and completing the online Sector Registry for due diligence and liability reasons. If your facility does not meet the requirements outlined in O. Reg 245/11 than an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) may be required as outlined in Part II.I of the Environmental Protection Act.

 

For more information on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (O. Reg. 245/11) please visit:

 

www.ene.gov.on.ca

www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/industry/assessment_and_approvals/modernization_of_approvals/index.htm

 

Contact Us to discuss how Pollutech can help you with your Environmental Assesments and Sector Registry needs.

 

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