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RPRA seeks feedback on fees


The Ontario Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is consulting on its proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics.

These are fees that registrants pay to the authority to cover its costs related to building and operating the registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.

2020 is the first year that Registry fees include multiple material groups. Tires was the only group required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2018 and 2019, as it was the sole material designated under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA).

Batteries is the second material designated under the RRCEA and will transition on July 1, 2020.

Waste electronics  is scheduled to transition to the new framework on January 1, 2021.

The regulation designating waste electronics under the RRCEA is expected to be finalized by the government soon. Registrants obligated under the Tires Regulation, the Batteries Regulation and the soon-to-be finalized Electronics Regulation will all be required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2020.

This proposal outlines the proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics, as well as context for setting each material fee.

The authority is hosting two webinars to describe the methodology used to calculate the proposed fees and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. The same information will be presented at each session and a detailed presentation deck will be provided in advance.
Sign up for a consultation webinar below:

You can also submit feedback on the proposed fees by email to consultations@rpra.ca. All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before August 10, 2020.

Visit the RPRA website to learn more about the proposed 2020 Registry fees and consultation process.