The Government of Ontario is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory and implementation changes that will modernize the Hazardous Waste program through a new digital reporting service.

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is sharing a discussion paper that explains how this will make reporting simpler, faster and more cost-effective, as well as align with Ontario’s Digital Service mandate to eliminate outdated processes. The deadline for feedback is 11:59 p.m. on August 18, 2020.

According to the ministry report, this new digital reporting service would align with Ontario’s Digital Service mandate by eliminating outdated approaches to processes (including the Hazardous Waste Information Network – HWIN) and paper-based submissions (i.e., paper manifests) that prevent the delivery of people-centred services.

The Minister is looking to transition to the development of a new digital reporting service for the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) that would align with the province’s Open for Business Red Tape strategy by making it easier for the regulated community to track and report on waste as it continues to take enforcement action to ensure waste and hazardous waste is properly stored, transported, recycled, recovered or disposed.

To read the complete discussion paper and provide your submission, click here.

Featured image credit: RPRA.

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