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O. Reg. 253/11: Classification and Exemption of Spills and Reporting of Discharges

filed June 14, 2011 under Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19

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ontario regulation 253/11

made under the

Environmental protection act

Made: June 1, 2011
Filed: June 14, 2011
Published on e-Laws: June 16, 2011
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 2, 2011

Amending O. Reg. 675/98

(Classification and Exemption of Spills and Reporting of Discharges)

1. Subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 675/98 is revoked and the following substituted:

(1) A Class I spill is a discharge that is authorized by and is in accordance with,

(a) an environmental compliance approval;

(b) a regulation made for the purposes of Part II.2 of the Act; or

(c) an order, licence or permit issued under the Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Pesticides Act or a predecessor of any of them.


2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day subsection 2 (1) of Schedule 7 to the Open for Business Act, 2010 comes into force and the day it is filed.