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-two (22) 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.
Cadmium (and its compounds), and lead (and its compounds) were not reported in 2018 but are reported in 2019 as they exceeded reporting thresholds.
Table 1: Substances Reported on a Facility Wide Basis
-  Lead and Cadmium (and their compounds) did not meet the reporting requirements for NPRI in the 2018 but did for 2019
-  Quantities include road dust for particulate matter
Section 3: Summary of Changes
A summary of reasons for changes in quantification of substances include:
- Metals – Disposal of contaminated soils when required. Disposal of contaminated soils occurred in 2019 which only happens approximately once every two to three years. This resulted in an increase in cadmium and lead disposals in 2019 compared to 2018. Additionally, an increase to releases to air for lead occurred in 2019 due to the inclusion of two new baghouses on site. This is the first year these emissions were included and increased the release to air of lead.
- Dioxins and furans and Hexachlorobenzene- These compounds can be created during the smelting process. No aluminum smelting occurred on site in either 2018 or 2019, indicating that these compounds were not released in either year. The substance remains unchanged.
- PM2.5 and PM10 – An increase in the calculated amount of emissions to the air due to the inclusion of emissions from baghouses led to an increase in reportable air emissions. TSP – continues to be below the NPRI reporting threshold. Conservative estimates for baghouse were used.
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 July 31, 2020, 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.
- Total particulate matter (CAS# NA-M08)
John Zubick Limited.
Section 6: Certification by Highest Ranking Employee
As of July 31, 2020, 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.