Under Section 9 of the Environmental Protection Act no person shall, except under and in accordance with an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), formerly known as a Certificate of Approval (CofA) prior to October 31, 2011, issued by the Director, construct, alter, extend or replace any plant, structure, equipment, apparatus, mechanism or thing that may discharge a contaminant into any part of the natural environment. The definition of a contaminant includes noise and vibration. Hence, Section 9 of the Act requires companies or individuals to obtain an ECA (C of A) for Air and Noise prior to constructing, altering, or operating equipment at their facilities.
Pollutech has successfully prepared hundreds of Applications for Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) (Certificates of Approval) (Air/Noise) for industrial, commercial, institutional and municipal operations satisfying the requirements outlined in O. Reg. 419/05.
Some examples of equipment that may require an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) include, but are not limited to the following: