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On February 4, 2021, the Authority received a letter from the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directing it to establish an Industry Advisory Council (IAC or Council) under S.30 of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.

The IAC represents a cross-section of the regulated producer community and is made up of 11 members appointed by the Authority in consultation with industry and the Ministry.

The role and purpose of the Council is to:

  • provide advice and feedback to the Authority during the business planning process
  • provide feedback on matters the Authority is consulting on
  • provide feedback on other matters as determined by the Council

The Council, however, does not:

  • make decisions related to the Authority’s operations and finances
  • does not engage in discussions on specific compliance matters

The Authority is currently consulting on the IAC’s proposed Terms of Reference and soliciting interest from industry representatives who wish to participate on the Council.

Comments on the draft Terms of Reference can be sent to Cameron Parrack, Manager of Programs & Planning at: cparrack@rpra.ca

The Authority established the Service Producer Advisory Group (SPAG) in 2019 in order to establish a forum to solicit advice from service providers in the waste management sector on the Authority’s work.

The purpose and role of the SPAG is to:

  • provide an opportunity for service provider stakeholders to engage directly the Authority on activities that affect service providers
  • explore opportunities to use service provider expertise to support the Authority’s implementation work
  • allow stakeholders to raise issues for discussion
  • identify implementation issues that could require ad hoc working groups

The SPAG, however, does not:

  • make decisions related to the Authority’s operations and finances
  • does not engage in discussions on specific compliance matters
  • discuss company-specific issues
  • debate Ministry policy decisions
  • create and execute on projects
  • act as the only or sole conduit for dialogue between the Authority and service provider stakeholders

The SPAG membership is currently made of representatives from the following businesses and organizations:

  • Mike Chopowick, Ontario Waste Management Association
  • Paulina Leung, Emterra
  • Stephen Miranda, GFL
  • Bob Martin, Pnewko Brothers
  • James Ewles, Raw Materials Company (RMC)
  • Brent Bolger, Brendar Environmental
  • Dave Gordon, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)
  • Annette Synowiec, City of Toronto
  • Norm Lee, Region of Peel
  • Stefanie Allen, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC)

Contact

Cameron Parrack, Manager of Programs & Planning

cparrack@rpra.ca