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 released three discussion papers for public consultation, each summarizing the proposed rationale for including the following items that may be registered on the EASR: (i) small electricity generators; (ii) evaporative cooling equipment; and (iii) dust collection systems at retail locations.

The MOE is accepting comments until January 14, 2013. For further information, please see the Environmental Registry.  

Jeff Gracer (Partner at Sive, Paget & Riesel, New York)