As reported in Torys’ October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an online registry for certain activities that the MOE identifies as low risk and that no longer require an environmental compliance approval, provided that the activities meet the applicable requirements and are registered on the EASR. The MOE recently announced that it is proposing to allow registration of the following additional actitivies and facilities on the EASR:  ground-mounted solar facilities with a name plate capacity between 10 and 500 kilowatts; commercial lithographic, screen and digital printing; and non-hazardous waste transportation systems. The MOE also proposes amending the existing EASR requirements for standby power systems.

For further information, please see the Environmental Registry.