The ChemTRAC program is temporarily suspended, effective May 18, 2020 and will not be able to accept annual reports or provide support to facilities.

You may use the following assessment process for ChemTRAC reporting.

You May be Required to Report


Your facility is located in Toronto


You do one or more of the following activities:

  • Cremation
  • Embalming


Go to Step 2

You are Not Required to Report 


Your facility is NOT located in Toronto


You only do one or more of the following activities:

  • Office activities
  • Running a cemetery
  • Retail


To help you estimate your manufacture, use and release of priority substances, Toronto Public Health has developed calculators* that you can use. These can be opened using Microsoft Excel or a free office suite such as OpenOffice ( or LibreOffice (

These documents may not be fully AODA** compliant. For accessible formats or communication support, please contact ChemTRAC (email or call 416-338-7600).

You may download the calculators related to your business processes. If you use more than one calculator, use the “Calculation of Totals” calculator to add up the use and release amounts.

Process Process Calculators Guide
Crematoria Crematoria (Excel)
Embalming and using Formaldehyde or use of other chemicals that contain VOCs Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (Excel) Guide
If you use 2 or more calculators Calculation of totals (Excel)(Add the results from output summary of two or more calculators into this calculator to find the total amounts and identify if any chemical meets the reporting threshold)

 * See “Notes about the Calculators” on this page**Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

You are required to keep the following records and supporting documents for 5 years, including:

  • Calculation files
  • Number of bodies cremated per year
  • Summary of the amount of chemicals used that contain VOCs, along with their Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the reporting year
  • The natural gas bills for the reporting year, if you used natural gas for any process heating
  • Confirmation page that you printed after submitting your report (see step 4)

Compare the results for each chemical (from the Output Summary table in the calculators) with the corresponding thresholds in the appropriate reporting categories.

Chemical Name Sources Threshold


Formaldehyde Embalming


Otherwise Used
Mercury Cremation


Volatile organic compounds total (VOCs) Using chemicals that contain

VOCs, natural gas combustion


Released to Air
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) Cremation process, using natural gas to provide heat for processes


Released to Air
Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) Natural gas combustion


Released to Air


For more chemicals, please check the “Complete List”.

Reporting Deadline is June 30th Each Year

Submit your report if any of the amounts are equal to or exceed the reporting thresholds


if all of the amounts are below the reporting threshold, you may submit a report as a below threshold facility

Reminder: Print the confirmation page after submitting your report and keep it for five years.

812210 – Funeral Homes

812220 – Cemeteries and Crematoria


For other North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes, please check the “Statistics Canada” website.

The calculators listed above are the most current versions. It is strongly recommended to download the calculator each time you want to use it.

The above calculators can help you identify which priority substances (chemicals) your facility uses or releases, and estimate the amounts of these chemicals to see if you need to report to the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw. Depending on the processes your business uses, you may need to use more than one of the calculators on the list above – if this is the case, you can add up the amounts using the “Calculation of Totals” calculator.

These calculators are provided solely as an aid. They may not apply or all or parts of your business operations. You can choose to use these calculators or other tools that may be applicable to estimate chemical use and emissions. The City of Toronto makes no representation or warranty as to the applicability of these tools to your facility or to your obligation to comply with the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw (Municipal Code Chapter 423). It is the responsibility of each facility owner or operator to take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the bylaw.