Alberta Environment and Parks extends consultation deadline for proposed EPR framework to January 14

December 16, 2021

This week, AEP held two virtual sessions to continue conversations and receive further feedback on specific elements of a regulatory EPR framework in Alberta under the newly introduced Bill 83, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Amendment Act.

There were separate sessions for paper products and packaging (PPP) and hazardous and special products (HSP). During the sessions, stakeholders were given the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions to the ministry staff. The HSP session sought feedback on the following topics:

•HSP products to include

•Collection service & accessibility standards

•Timelines for EPR implementation

•Targets for batteries & non-refillable pressurized containers

•EPR Enforcement and Oversight (proposing third-party authority model - similar to ON)

HRAI joined other stakeholders who shared similar views, expressing our opposition to third-party enforcement due to the red tape and financial burden it presents, as we are currently seeing in Ontario.

The deadline to submit comments on the province's proposed EPR regulatory framework has been extended to January 14th, 2022.

For any questions, please contact Alberta Environment and Parks at AEP.RecyclingRegulation@gov.ab.ca.

To see previous article on this from November 25th 2021, click here.


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