Canada: Ontario Finalizes Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Rules

Aug 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Canada, Environmental Management

It has taken nearly three years to firm up the details, but the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has finally released its revised Registration Guidance Manual for Generators of Liquid Industrial and Hazardous Waste and its new Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Handbook. Last updated in 2001, the Registration Manual incorporates significant new information related to the LDR program that prohibits the land disposal of hazardous wastes unless treated to meet specific standards. It also contains updated information about online registration and manifesting through the Hazardous Waste Information Network, an overview of the revised rules relating to on-site storage and processing, the proper management of wastes from field operations, the revised schedules of hazardous wastes, the use of alternative fuels, and streamlined approvals process for new or emerging waste technologies.

For copies of these materials refer to http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/land/hazardouswaste/hazardouswaste.php.

About the Author

Paul Manning is a Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP in Toronto, Canada. His environmental law practice includes energy and climate change law, tribunal and appellate advocacy, environmental regulatory law and defense to prosecution. Willms & Shier specializes in environment, energy, resources and aboriginal law.

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