Toxics Reduction Act – Public Employee Notice
The Toxics Reduction Act (the Act) and associated Ontario Regulation 455/09 (O. Reg. 455/09) was introduced in the Province of Ontario in 2010; the Act requires regulated facilities to complete the following tasks.
- Track, quantify and report annually on the toxic substances they use, create, release, dispose, transfer and contain in products.
- Develop plans to reduce the use and creation of these substances.
- Make annual reports and summaries of their plans available to their employees and the public.
Section 1: General Facility Information
|Business/Facility Name:||John Zubick Limited|
|Street / Mailing Address:||105 Clarke Road
|Latitude / Longitude:||42.98590 / -81.16750|
|Number of Employees:||55|
|Technical Contact Highest
105 Clarke Road
|Company Public Contact:||Matthew Zubick
105 Clarke Road
Section 2: Prescribed Toxic Substances On-Site
Twenty (20) toxic substances were identified to be reported on a facility wide basis under O. Reg. 455/09. A summary of these substances is provided in Table 1 below. A summary of the reasons for changes in quantification of substances between calendar years is also provided below.
Total particulate matter (TSP), cadmium (and its compounds), and lead (and its compounds) were previously reported but did not meet the reporting requirements for NPRI in the 2018 operating year. TRA exit reports have been created for these substances.
Table 1: Substances Reported on a Facility Wide Basis
-  Toxic substances that were previously reported but did not meet the reporting requirements for NPRI in the 2018 are not shown
-  Quantities include road dust for particulate matter
Section 3: Summary of Changes
A summary of reasons for changes in quantification of substances include:
- Metals – No aluminum smelting on site occurred in 2018. This resulted in a decrease in cadmium and lead for onsite releases in 2018 compared to 2017. Additionally, no transfer of recycling of dross material from the smelter, nor disposals of contaminated soils occurred in 2018, which contributed to the decrease in these metals.
- Dioxins and furans and Hexachlorobenze- These compounds can be created during the smelting process. No aluminum smelting occurred on site in 2018, indicating that these compounds were not released in 2018. This led to a decrease in reportable air emissions.
- PM2.5 and PM10 – An increase in the calculated amount of road dust from unpaved roads and the inclusion of emissions from baghouses) led to an increase in reportable air emissions. TSP – was found to be below the NPRI reporting threshold for both 2017 and 2018. TSP was voluntarily reported in 2017 but was not voluntarily reported in 2018.
Section 4: Toxic Substance Reduction Plan Update
Table 2 contains an update of the Toxic Substance Reduction Plans submitted under O. Reg. 455/09.
Table 2: Toxic Substance Plans
Section 5: Exit Record Certification by Highest Ranking Employee
As of June 1, 2019, I, Bruce Zubick certify that I have read the records created for the purposes of section 11.2 of O. Reg. 455/09 (General) made under the Toxics Reductions Act, (2009) in respect of the use and creation of the toxic substance referred to below at the John Zubicks Ltd. facility and am familiar with its contents and to my knowledge they are factually accurate.
- Cadmium (and its compounds) (CAS# NA-14)
- Lead (and its compounds) (CAS# NA-08)
- Total particulate matter (CAS# NA-M08)
John Zubick Limited.
Section 6: Certification by Highest Ranking Employee
As of June 3, 2019, I, Bruce Zubick certify that I have read the report on the toxic substance tracking, accounting and reporting for the toxic substances referred to above and am familiar with its contents, and to my knowledge the information contained in the report is factually accurate and the report complies with the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and O. Reg. 455/09 (General) made under that Act.
John Zubick Limited.