Environmental Approvals (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ontario|
|Name||Environmental Approvals (Ontario, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics|
|Program Administrator||Ontario Ministry of the Environment|
If a business’s activities impact the natural environment, that business needs an approval from the Ministry of the Environment to operate legally in Ontario. From small commercial establishments, to large manufacturing facilities, businesses in Ontario must have MOE-issued environmental approvals if they:
- release contaminants (pollutants) into the air, onto land, or into water - store, transport, or dispose of waste
Alternatively, some activities may be registered under the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry. The registry is available for routine systems and processes, to which preset rules of operation can be applied. Small mounted solar facilities are included in the types of projects/activities that can be included in the registry.
Waterpower projects 200 MW and larger are subject to an Individual Environmental Assessment.
|Department||Ontario Ministry of Energy|
|Address||12A - 2 St. Clair Avenue West|
|Zip/Postal Code||M4V 1L5|