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July 10, 2013   |   vol. 103

UPDATE ON THE DRAFT AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATION RESPECTING COMPENSATION FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO RECOVER AND RECLAIM RESIDUAL MATERIALS

The Ministère du développement durable, de l'Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs has postponed the publication of the draft amendment to the Regulation respecting compensation for municipal curbside recycling services, initially expected in May 2013, by end of summer 2013 in order to conduct a more in-depth analysis of certain issues. The draft amendment primarily deals with the issue of other materials, also known as orphan materials, placed in recycling bins in amounts now reaching 15% of total materials, and originally provided for those costs to be shared.

Impact on the 2013 Schedule of Contributions

The 2013 Schedule of Contributions adopted by ÉEQ's Board of Directors and submitted to RECYC-QUÉBEC in December 2012 will need to be changed by the government following the publication of the amendment to the regulation. As the coming into effect of the 2013 Schedule of Contributions will be postponed, the reporting period will also be pushed back. We will let you know as soon as the government publishes the new regulation. Until then, ÉEQ continues to monitor developments and will keep you informed shortly.

TIPS FOR PRODUCING A COMPLIANT COMPANY REPORT

Get a head start and compile your data now! Even though the 2013 Schedule of Contributions is not yet in force, you may use this time to gather the data needed for your 2013 Company Report. Quantities to consider are those marketed between January 1, and December 31, 2012.

Develop an efficient and accurate methodology for determining reportable quantities using on our Hints and Tips to Produce a Compliant Company Report. The document is a compilation of observations from Company Report analyses and audits conducted over the past year and provides solutions to recurring reporting difficulties. Please contact Company Services for further help with the reporting process.

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