Ontario’s Red Tape Challenge – Have you made your submission?

On August 1, 2017, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) provided comments to the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth Red Tape Challenge consultation of the chemical manufacturing sector (the submission is available here).

CIAC strongly urges member-companies to help raise the profile of the Association’s comments and recommendations by creating your own user profile and providing your support, anecdotes and company stories along with those posted by CIAC. The consultation period ends on September 30, 2017.

The instructions for creating a profile and hyperlinks to CIAC’s online comments are provided below.

Creating a user profile:

  1. Go to the Red Tape Challenge homepage https://talks.ontario.ca/redtapechallenge/
  2. In the top right corner select “Login or Register”
    1. You will be prompted to create a new user account. This account can either be individual specific, or you can choose to make it a company account – which is what CIAC has done – by filling out the online boxes
    2. Follow the prompts and await a confirmation email to activate your account

​Submitting comments:

  1. Once your account is activated and you are logged in, please use the hyperlinks listed below to find CIAC’s postings within the different acts and regulations.
    1. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change O. Reg. 455/09: Toxic Reduction Act

    2. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change O. Reg. 455/09: Toxic Reduction Act  – NPRI and Time Filling Out

    3. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change O. Reg 63/95 and O. Reg 64/95 Effluent Monitoring (Organic and Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Sectors) Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement (Comment 742)

    4. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change O. Reg 63/95 and O. Reg 64/95 Effluent Monitoring (Organic and Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Sectors) Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement (Comment 757)

    5. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Environmental Protection Act Environmental Compliance Approvals (Comment 755)

    6. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Environmental Protection Act Environmental Compliance Approvals (Comment 765)

    7. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change O. Reg 347 Waste Manifests

    8. Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O.1990

    9. Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA) – various aspects

In the specific screens, you will be able to submit your own comments or you will be able to add to existing submissions. CIAC recommends utilizing the submissions that we have already made based on our formal document, but if there are other company specific measures you would like to see included feel free to initiate a new comment.