[38] Bill 24 Original (PDF)

Bill 24 2005

An Act to regulate the spreading and storage of sewage sludge and biosolids

Note: This Act amends the Environmental Protection Act. For the legislative history of the Act, see Public Statutes - Detailed Legislative History on

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1.  The Environmental Protection Act is amended by adding the following section:

Spreading and storage of sewage sludge

27.1  (1)  No person shall spread or store sewage sludge, other biosolids or products derived from sewage sludge or other biosolids unless the Director has issued a certificate of approval or provisional certificate of approval and the spreading or storage is done in accordance with the conditions, if any, set out in the certificate.


(2)  The Director may specify in a certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1) that the certificate is subject to the condition that a person specified in the certificate carry out the tests, maintain the standards, keep the records and submit the reports that the Director sees fit.


(3)  In this section,

"biosolids" includes paper sludge and paper fibre biosolids.


2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3.  The short title of this Act is the Environmental Protection Amendment Act, 2005.


The Bill amends the Environmental Protection Act to require that a person obtain a certificate of approval from the Director before spreading or storing sewage sludge, other biosolids and products derived from them. A certificate of approval may be subject to the testing, recording and reporting requirements that the Director sees fit.