May 31, 2004

First of new Blue Box program amendments posted for comment

TORONTO, ONT-The first of three proposed new measures and enhancements to Waste Diversion Ontario's (WDO) Blue Box program have been posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights registry for a 30-day comment period ending June 20, 2004. In addition to a projected schedule of stewards' fees, they include policies and practices to ensure that the administrative costs incurred by WDO and by Stewardship Ontario do not exceed 5% of the total program costs. The projected fee schedule will be in effect from July 1 to December 31, 2004. In accordance with the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, these proposed amendments to the Blue Box program plan are being posted on the registry as proposals for regulations. The proposal and related information may be viewed on the registry, accessed through www.ene.gov.on.ca (reference No RA04E0005).
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