Reporting your chemical use and release
ChemTRAC aims to track and reduce the use of 25 priority substances (chemicals) through data collection and pollution prevention supports for businesses.
As part of ChemTRAC, the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw requires facilities in the City of Toronto to annually report on the use, manufacture and release of any of the 25 priority substances listed in the bylaw. It is the responsibility of each facility owner or operator to take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the Bylaw.
Toronto has a bylaw that applies to many types of industries. Are you one of them?
If your business isn't exempt, see Four Steps to Reporting and the ChemTRAC Guide to Reporting to help you find out if you need to report.
There are 25 priority substances listed in the bylaw. How much do you use or release?
There are calculators to help you determine this and can they be found on the tools and sector pages.
Register now for a FREE Technical Assistance Visit.
Visits are offered by Toronto and Region Conservation, and Partners in Project Green in partnership with the City of Toronto. Visits are being scheduled to the end of June 2013.
During a site visit to facilities, a trained expert will:
- Explain the new reporting requirements;
- Help businesses create an inventory of chemicals used at their facility;
- Help determine if the chemicals used or released at their facility need to be reported to the City of Toronto;
- Refer businesses to resources that could help them improve their chemical management and pollution prevention; and
- Collect feedback from businesses to improve the City of Toronto's reporting and collection of data.
For more details and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-661-6600 x5595.
Industry Information & Tools
Here's what two local businesses had to say about the technical visits:
“The representatives made it very easy for a small company to make this transition; if they didn't have answers they got them and got them timely.”
“This program helped us to better understand how to complete different forms required. Along the process, we are more aware of the chemicals we have used and the effect they have to the environment.”
Last updated February 2013