The Authority is consulting on the development of a revised audit procedure that will apply to producer supply data reporting. The new procedure will be used to update the “Supply Data” section in the existing Registry Procedure on audits.
Under the Tires Regulation, producers are required to report new tire supply data every year by May 31 – this is used to establish a producer’s used tire collection target for the following year. Tire supply data can only be reported to the Authority by producers. It cannot be reported by a PRO on behalf of a producer. See section 18 of the Tires Regulation for further details.
Currently, most producers do not need to provide an audit report because they are reporting tire supply data that they previously submitted to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS). However, since the OTS program ended in 2018, producers will need to submit an audit report to verify the supply data from 2019 and beyond that they report to the Authority. Producers will need to work with an independent auditor to complete an audit report in order to verify the supply data being submitted. It is important to note that the audit requirement will not begin for most producers until the 2021 reporting cycle, since data from 2016-2018 will be used to establish producer collection targets for 2020. In 2021, all producers will need to submit an audit report to verify their supply data from 2019.
The first consultation webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register for the webinar.
Subsequent webinar sessions will be held in November as the Authority continues to develop the audit procedure.