A new bulletin to members from the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) explains a January 17, 2004 amendment to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) 2003 National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Notice.
The January 17 NPRI amendment to the NPRI reporting structure (published in the Canada Gazette) changes the definitions under which reporting is required. This amendment introduced a new reporting category of “disposal of a substance to landfill.” Previous years reporting requirements did not include this category. The details of the new definitions and the reporting requirements can be found at www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/npri/npri_gdocs_e.cfm with particular reference to Schedule 4 of Notice as amended by Article 24, Page 78 of January 17, 2004 Canada Gazette.
Prior to this amendment, as a general rule, most non-hazardous solid waste landfill operators were not required to report to NPRI. As a result of the amendment, landfill operators across Canada “may” now be required to report. Reports of the quantities of listed wastes and chemicals disposed in landfills are now required if certain conditions are satisfied (as described below). Landfill operators should satisfy themselves as to their individual reporting responsibilities under this Notice. If you have a question regarding the “Info Bulletin” please contact OWMA. The organization will provide a list of Associate Members who can provide professional assistance.
Contact OWMA at 905-791-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org