The Ministry of Environment has amended O. Reg. 419/05 to:

  • change the term “altered standard” to “site-specific standard”
  • allow facilities a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years for approval of a site-specific standard and remove the reference to “extenuating circumstances”, and
  • remove the requirement for a public meeting when facilities are requesting renewal of a site-specific standard if there are no significant changes to the information that supported their original request.

The amendments can be viewed in the Environmental Registry under EBR Registry Number 011-3088.