MHSW Product Stewardship in Ontario Product Care’s Industry Stewardship Plans MWA Spring Workshop - Hockley Valley ResortMay 14, 2014 Delphine Lagourgue, Ontario Program Director, Product Care Association
About Product Care Association (PCA) Federal Non-profit Product Stewardship Association Started 20 years ago in British Columbia Program members are the ‘producers’ of legislated products – manufacturers, retailers, and distributors Develops, implements and manages 14 product stewardship programs in 8 provinces in response to regulation, on behalf of industry
Ontario Industry Stewardship Plans (ISPs) • PCA is seeking approval for two Industry Stewardship Plans (ISPs) pursuant to section 34 of the Waste Diversion Act, 2002 for: • Pesticides, Solvents, and Fertilizers (PSF) • Paint and Coatings • Both plans were submitted September 9, 2013 to WDO. • ISPs now being revised based on feedback received during consultations.
ISP Support from PSF and Paint Stewards Support received from the Canadian Paint and Coating Association (CPCA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA). Letters of intent from stewards continue to be received * Weighted Average
Overview of Product Care’s ISPs • It is the intention of PCA to maintain important elements of the existing MHSW program operations for the ISP products in order to achieve a smooth transition, including: • Municipal compensation: Assume all existing municipal collection site agreements and municipal compensation models for the ISP products. • Collection, transportation and processing standards: PCA intends to adopt the current collection, transportation and processing standards as developed by SO. • Collection System:Maintain the existing municipal and return to retail collection systems, including municipal /service provider relationships. • Labpackmethodology. PCA will continue to use the current methodology for PSF products. • Incentive payment model (MDT&PIP) for transportation and processing of depot collected paint will be continued and all SO approved service providers will be carried over into the ISP system.
Municipal Outreach • RPWCO – PCA presented on October 28, 2013 and March 18. • MWA (PCA has joined MWA MHSW committee) • May 2013 Annual meeting • October 9, 2013 MHSW committee meeting • October 19, 2013 general meeting (Barrie) • March 19, 2014 update provided • JAMTAGat AMO office – PCA presented on November 4, 2013 • SO/PCA joint communication to municipalities on December 3, 2013 • In person meetings: Guelph County of Peterborough City of London Halton Region Peel Region Municipality Thames Centre York Region Durham Region Township of Malahide City of Peterborough Northumberland County DufferinCounty • City of Barrie Simcoe County Blue Mountains • City of OrilliaDistrict of Muskoka
The Municipal MHSW Agreements • The current MHSW contract with SO specifies: • Hourly rate for depot collection • Cost sharing for commingled products (PS&F) • Tonnage rate for event collection • Proposed transition by PCA: • PCA takes over MHSW contract obligations for ISP products • As a result, PCA pays municipality: • 81.7% of hourly depot rate • Share of commingled product costs for ISP products • Agreed event tonnage rate for ISP products
Compensation model for • municipal MHSW Collection *paint 75.9%, solvents 5.3%, pesticides 0.3% and fertilizers 0.2%
Municipal Reporting / Claims PCA intends to: • Replicate, improve and simplify if possible, the data entry systems used by Municipalities. • Reduce the turnaround time between claim submission and payment and offer electronic fund transfer payment. • Consult with municipalities to review required supporting documentation. • Collaborate with Municipalities, WDO and other IFO/ISO to agree on a common data upload format.
Consultation During Transition • PCA plans to work with AMO, RPWCO, MWA to reach all ON Municipalities • Transition period communications and consultations with municipalities through monthly meetings and webinars:
Implementation Timing • WDO completes review of current submissions relating to PCA ISPs. • PCA revises and finalizes updated ISPs following Webinar #3 including Transition Plan based on WDO Transition Plan Guide. • ISPs considered by WDO Board (WDO Board date unknown). • If ISPs are approved, WDO sets an effective date. • Not less than 3 months between approval and implementation date.
Summary • A commitment to easing the transition by offering: • No change to municipal MHSW compensation. • No changes to the municipality - service provider relationship. • Work closely with municipalities and their associations through a transition committee. • A commitment to optimizing the program by offering: • Ongoing consultations to improve efficiencies and overall program operations. • Continuous improvements and simplification regarding claims submission, reporting, supporting documentation and promptness of payments. • Direct, personal support and an openness to supporting new innovations. • Transparency and fairness in all program operations.
Thank You Further Questions? Please contact PCA: Delphine Lagourgue: firstname.lastname@example.org