As part of the Ministry’s ongoing work to implement a new environmental approvals program, additional activities and sectors are being evaluated for their potential inclusion on the EASR. This work involves comprehensive technical analysis and two periods of public consultation to ensure registry activities are developed in a transparent and science-based manner and that the resulting registry rules are protective of the environment.
Process for Developing Registry Regulations
When developing a regulation to include a new activity/sector on the EASR, the Ministry undertakes a comprehensive technical analysis and consultation process. This process contains the following steps:
- Detailed scoping and technical assessment of activity/sector
- Engineering analysis
- Risk evaluation and modelling
- Jurisdictional review
- Evaluation of local concerns/complaints and past administrative non-compliance with requirement to obtain an approval
- Development of draft registry requirements
- Public consultation on a technical report describing draft requirements (the reports included in this posting)
- Development of a draft regulation
- Public consultation on a draft regulation
- Finalizing of regulation and implementation
It is important to note that, while Steps 3 and 5 specifically provide for broad public input through comment on postings on the Environmental and Regulatory Registries, the Ministry is also engaging with relevant interested groups (industry, associations, Aboriginal organizations/communities and technical specialists) to inform each step of the process.
The attached technical reports summarize the proposed rationale for moving specific activities and sectors from the environmental approvals process to the registration process.
Technical Report on Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) Requirements: Waste Collection and Transportation
Technical Report on Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) Requirements: Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Technical Report on Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) Requirements: Lithographic, Screen and Digital Printing
Technical Report on Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) Requirements: Concrete Product Manufacturing