Key features of Hazardous Waste Program Registry now built
A key milestone in the development of the Hazardous Waste Program Registry, the new digital reporting service for Ontario’s Hazardous Waste Program, has been reached. The registration component, one of two main components of the system, has now been completed, including features such as the creation of user accounts for generators, carriers, and receivers, the creation and management of waste generation facilities, and reporting of waste streams and on-site waste management activities.
Development of the manifesting system, the second main component of the Registry that will include tracking and reporting functionality and a mobile app to support waste manifests, has also begun.
To make this happen, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has been working closely with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), technology partners, and industry stakeholders. RPRA is responsible for building and maintaining the Registry and supporting its users. MECP will continue to oversee the Hazardous Waste Program and be responsible for compliance and enforcement activities.
The Registry and mobile app are on schedule to launch on January 1, 2023 and will replace the current Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN), enabling generators, carriers, and receivers to go paperless when reporting their hazardous waste management activities, including manifests, to RPRA.
Visit RPRA’s Hazardous Waste Program Registry webpage for more information.
Testing of the registration component is underway and will continue throughout March and April. Testing is a hands-on experience for future users of the Registry to try the new technology and industry stakeholders are participating in testing. This will ensure the design and functionality of the future system are intuitive, user-friendly, and enables the regulated community to comply with the reporting requirements of the Hazardous Waste Program.
Development of training strategy
Over the last few months, RPRA has developed a comprehensive training strategy to support Registry users. Industry stakeholders have provided valuable input into the design of the strategy through their participation in focus groups. This will ensure the training needs of future Registry users are met. In the months ahead, RPRA will be developing training materials that will support Registry users in learning how to use the new system. Training materials will be made available ahead of the launch of the Registry on January 1, 2023.
Missed the February progress update? Read it here.