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Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR): Summary of Public Input in Response to 2018 Intentions Paper Posted

By July 16, 2019 September 16th, 2019 News, Regulatory

The BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection & Sustainability, has released the report summarizing the public responses to its 2018 Organic Matter Recycling Regulation & Guidance (OMRR) intentions paper.  The intentions paper was released in fall of 2018 for the proposed amendments to the OMRR under the Environmental Management Act (EMA).

Enacted in 2002, the OMRR governs the construction and operation of composting facilities and the production, distribution, sale, storage, use, and land application of biosolids and compost. The OMRR was developed to facilitate the recycling of organic material while protecting human health and the environment.

The intentions paper for this regulation describes the ministry’s objectives, the proposed changes to the current regulation, aspects concerning the protection of human health and the environment and other relevant information.

The consultation period closed November 2018, 60-days after the release of the intentions paper.  All public comments and responses to the intentions paper have been carefully considered and summarized in the report, Organic Matter Recycling Regulation, Summary of public input in response to the 2018 Intentions Paper, Final Report.

PDF copies of both the 2018 Summary of Comments and the 2018 Intentions Paper are available on the ministry’s web site: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/food-and-organic-waste/regulations-guidelines

Please note that any comments you provide and information that identifies you as the source of those comments may be publicly available if a Freedom of Information request is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you are an “association”, please forward this correspondence and website address to your members.

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 Summary of Comments, please visit the ministry website at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/food-and-organic-waste/regulations-guidelines or send an email to [email protected].

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to receiving your comments.


Gwendolyn Lohbrunner, Director
Clean Technologies Section

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