Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 – Royal Assent

Bill132 received royal assent on December 10th, 2019 thereby confirming the expansion of the mandate of the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) by amendment to the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to include data collection and digital reporting services. Bill 132 also amends the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA) to allow surplus Industry Funding Organization (IFO) funds to be transferred to RPRA.

The amendments to the RRCEA will facilitate the transfer and administration of a new HWIN system under the Authority. This is a significant change with the opportunity to move the manifesting and tracking of hazardous waste to an electronic system providing efficiencies and cost savings to both industry and government. RPRA is awaiting the direction from the Ministry regarding moving forward on HWIN.