You may use the following assessment process for ChemTRAC reporting.

You May Be Required to Report

IF

Your facility is located in Toronto

and

You do one or more of the following activities:

 

  • Metal cutting, grinding, blasting
  • Machining, stamping, forging, drilling on metal to
    produce metallic products
  • Welding
  • Painting, using cleaning or degreasing chemicals
    or other chemicals that contain VOCs
  • Using natural gas for process heating
  • Using dust collector


Go to Step 2

You Are Not Required to Report

IF

Your facility is NOT located in Toronto

or

You only do one or more of the following activities:

 

  • Operating a store
  • Distributing alloys or metallic goods
  • Operating a warehouse
  • Assembling components
  • Office activities

To help you estimate the amounts you need to report to ChemTRAC, 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 (www.openoffice.org) or LibreOffice (www.libreoffice.org).

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

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

Process Calculators Guide
Metal Processing including:
Metal cutting, machining, drilling and other processes on metal alloys to produce or manufacturing metallic products
Metal Processing (Excel)
(Processes on metals such as cutting, drilling, machining, etc.)
Welding
If you have one or more dust collectors Dust Collectors (Excel)
Painting, using cleaning materials or other chemicals that contain VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) (Excel) Guide
Process heating
If you use two 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 five years, including:

  • Calculation files
  • Summary of the metal alloy types processed and the total weight of each metal alloy type processed for the reporting year, along with their Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Summary of the amount of paint products, cleaning materials or other chemicals that contain VOCs and used in the reporting year, along with their Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Summary of the amount of electrode types used and the total weight of each electrode type you used 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 corresponding thresholds in the appropriate reporting categories.

Chemical Name Sources Threshold
(kg/yr)
Category
Cadmium and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion 1.0  Processed
Chromium, hexavalent, and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion  10  Processed
Chromium, non-hexavalent, and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion 100 Processed
Lead and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion 10  Processed
Manganese and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion 10  Processed
Nickel and its compounds Metal cutting, processing, machining, welding, natural gas combustion 10  Processed
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) Metal cutting, natural gas fired boilers you have used to provide heat for your processes 200 Released to Air
Particulate matter (PM2.5) Cutting, blasting, sanding, welding, natural gas combustion 30 Released to Air
Volatile organic compounds total (VOCs) Paint products, cleaning solvents, other chemicals that contain VOCs, natural gas combustion 100 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

Or

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

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

332710 – Machine Shops

332118 – Stamping

332810 – Coating, Engraving and Heat Treating Activities

332999 – All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

332431 – Metal Can Manufacturing

332611 – Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing

332410 – Power Boiler and Hear Exchanger Manufacturing

332720 – Turned Product and Screw, Nut and Bolt Manufacturing

332319 – Other Plate Work and Structural Product Manufacturing

332510 – Hardware Manufacturing

332439 – Other Metal Container Manufacturing

332321 – Metal Window and Door Manufacturing

332991 – Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing

332329 – Other Ornamental and Architectural Metal Product Manufacturing

332113 – Forging

332420 – Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing

332619 – Other Fabricated Wire Product

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

331210 – Iron and Steel Pipes and Tubes Manufacturing

331221 – Cold-Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing

331222 – Steel Wire Drawing

331410 – Non-Ferrous (except Al) Smelting and Refining

331523 – Non-Ferrous Die-Casting Foundries

331529 – Non-Ferrous Foundries (except Die-Casting)

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 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 in Step 2 – 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 to all or parts of your business operations. You can choose to use these calculators or other tools 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.