On June 3, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) amended Ontario Regulation 455/09 (General), made under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009. The amendments include the following:

  • December 31, 2012 is now the date on which covered facilities must submit their phase 1 toxic substance reduction plans and plan summaries (the due date was previously December 31, 2011).
  • The amendments prescribe the qualifications, role and requirements of a toxic substance reduction planner, who is one of two individuals who must certify a toxic substance reduction plan (the other being the highest-ranking employee at the facility with management responsibilities relating to the facility).

The amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 will come into effect on July 1, 2011 and can be accessed here.

For further information, please see the Environmental Registry.