The annual release of Ontario’s Environmental Compliance Reports provides the public with information about environmental activities in local communities.
Environmental Compliance Reports provide information about contaminant discharges to water and emissions to air that exceed limits found in legislation, environmental approvals, orders and/or policies/guidelines. Generally, the facilities report non-compliance to the ministry. Some non-compliance may also be identified by the ministry through inspections.
The ministry seeks to safeguard the public interest by ensuring that its response to an incident is proportionate to the severity of the incident. The ministry reviews all recorded incidents of limits being exceeded and ensures that appropriate action is taken. The range of abatement and enforcement responses includes: education, suspension of and amendments to approvals, issuing orders, tickets and/or environmental penalties and undertaking investigations that may result in prosecution.
If you are interested in an update on any of the entries or note any discrepancies, please contact the appropriate district or area office.