Between April 1 and 30, 2021, the Authority reviewed and consulted on its Tire Performance Audit Procedure. The procedure is used to verify the tire collection and management (reuse, retreading or processing) performance data that producers, or producer responsibility organizations (PROs) working on their behalf, are required to submit to the Authority annually.
The Authority consulted on changes to the procedure directly with those affected by the procedure, including PROs and their auditors. All feedback received during the consultation was considered by the Authority in finalizing the procedure. Read the Consultation Report.
The revised procedure was finalized and posted to the Authority’s website on November 3, 2021. Review the revised procedure.
Based on feedback received from PROs and their auditors, the Authority made several revisions to the procedure, including adding sections related to the validation of collection and resource recovery performance credits that have been transferred by PROs and clarifying language throughout the procedure to provide further guidance to PROs and their auditors.
Also in line with stakeholder feedback, the revised procedure will be implemented for the 2022 reporting year.
Under the Tires Regulation, tire producers are required to collect and manage (reuse, retread or process) used tires at end-of-life. A producer’s annual collection requirement is based on the producer’s tire supply and the tire management requirement is based on what a producer actually collects in the year. While producers have the option of setting up and managing their own collection and management systems to meet their requirements, most will engage the services of a PRO to set up and manage the required collection and management systems.
Beginning in 2020, producers, or PROs on their behalf, are required to complete an audit of their performance towards meeting their management requirement. The information contained in the audit report for tires collected in the previous calendar year will include (at a minimum):
- The number and calculated weight of tires that were reused.
- The number and calculated weight of tires that were retreaded.
- The weight of processed materials, by material type, that resulted from the processing of tires.
- A list of types of products and packaging that were made with the processed materials, by material type.
- The number and calculated weight of tires and the weight of processed materials, by material type, that were land disposed, incinerated, used as a fuel or a fuel supplement, or stored, stockpiled or otherwise deposited on land.
- A statement confirming whether the producer met their resource recovery standard of 85 per cent, as set out in section 11.
See section 26 of the Tires Regulation for further details.
The original Tire Performance Audit Procedure was developed in consultation with stakeholders in 2019, ahead of the first performance reporting year for tires in 2020. The Authority reviewed the procedure in 2021 to ensure it reflects the most up to date information and any lessons learned from the first reporting year.